O’Fallon Dentist Gives You Important Information About The Process of Dental Bonding

Written by Dr. Brace on Jun 1, 2016

O’Fallon Dentist Gives You Important Information About The Process of Dental Bonding

Did you know that there is one dental treatment that can lighten your smile, correct dental damage, improve your dental alignment, and close gaps between your teeth? We’re talking about dental bonding!

If you have considered dental bonding for your own smile, then please keep reading this short article from our O’Fallon dentists to get the scoop on how dental bonding works.

The basic premise behind dental bonding is that our team covers natural enamel with dental resin, and then cures the resin so that it becomes hard and durable. Dental patients love this option because it:

· Is generally completed in just one appointment

· Can cover all manner of aesthetic dental problems

· Does not require destruction of healthy tooth structure (like, for example, veneers do)

· Is an affordable cosmetic option

Before we apply the dental resin, we will talk to you about what specific objectives you would like to achieve using bonding. We’ll customize your resin—including the shade of the resin—to suit your needs. In this way we are able to ensure that dental bonding delivers attractive, natural-looking results for the patient.

During the dental bonding process we will place the customized resin on your smile, and shape it as necessary. Then, we’ll cure the resin using a special light—during this part of the treatment process the resin hardens and bonds to your natural tooth. Once the resin has cured, you’ll be ready to jump back into your normal daily routine.

Dental bonding is quite sturdy and resistant to staining, so your smile will stay looking and feeling great for years to come. If your dental bonding is damaged in an accident, for example, it is very easy to four team to repair your bonding with additional resin.

As always, our O’Fallon dentists can give you all of the additional information and guidance that you need about all of your cosmetic dentistry options, including dental bonding. Give us a call to speak to a member of our helpful team!