Depending on the number of teeth involved, one visit is usually all that is needed
Dental bonding is a form of smile sculpture accomplished with a composite resin which enables patients with imperfections in their teeth to have more attractive smiles. Bonding can be used to close spaces, change the color of the teeth, mask any discolorations, repair chips, alter the size or shape of teeth, and give jumbled or crooked teeth a straight-looking appearance.
Dental bonding is a simple procedure. First, a solution is painted on the tooth enamel. A liquid resin is then flowed onto the tooth surface. A putty-like resin is then sculpted on the tooth and hardened with a bright light to a durable finish. It is polished and smoothed to a life-like luster. The bonding process is usually reversible. Depending on the number of teeth involved, one visit of several hours is usually all that is needed. Generally, no anesthesia is required.
The life of dental bonding is 8 – 10 years depending on your lifestyle. If you drink, smoke or use your teeth as tools, the results of dental bonding may not last as long. At the end of the bonding’s term, a resurfacing (1/2 the cost) usually suffices and a complete rebonding rarely is necessary.
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