Cosmetic dental bonding takes less time than porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns. In fact, dental bonding repairs chips and cracks and can even make your teeth longer. Best of all, depending on how many teeth you are having bonded; it may only take one dental visit.
While porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns last longer than dental bonding, it is less invasive. Because veneers and crowns require some removal of the natural tooth, they are permanent procedures. However, bonding can be removed without damaging the natural tooth.
According to Dr. Karmy from Wheatland Family Dental, dental bonding, which is applied directly to the tooth or teeth, repairs cracked, chipped and broken teeth. Dental bonding is also used for small fillings, inlays, onlays and stained teeth that cannot be helped with professional tooth whitening.
Before applying the bonding resin, your dentist in Walla Walla will examine your teeth and gums to check for tooth decay and gum disease. If you have either, Dr. Karmy will fix those problems before proceeding with bonding. If small fillings are required, Wheatland Family Dental may use the same resin that used for your cracked or chipped teeth.
Once your teeth and gums are healthy, your cosmetic dentist in Walla Walla will etch or prepare the tooth. This helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Once the tooth has been conditioned, Dr. Karmy will apply the dental resin modeling it into shape. Once satisfied, the tooth colored resin is hardened with a light or laser. After it has hardened, the tooth is polished and buffed to perfection.
If you would like more information regarding cosmetic dental bonding, or any other type of tooth restoration procedure, call and schedule an appointment with Wheatland Dental today.