Dental bonding involves the application of an enamel-colored composite resin on the teeth. The composite resin is molded and smoothed to match the neighboring teeth, enhancing the appearance of your smile. Composite resins are perfect for restoring decaying teeth and making cosmetic improvements. They help conceal discoloration, fill minor spaces, and brighten your smile.
Why Choose Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is one of the most accessible and affordable cosmetic dental treatments that work to correct minor defects such as:
- Enhancing the shape and color of the tooth
- Extending the length of the tooth
- Repairing decayed, cracked, chipped, or stained teeth
- Eliminating minor spaces between teeth
Bonding may also be a alternative to protect a portion of the tooth root exposed by receding gums.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are several advantages of dental bonding. It is a multipurpose treatment and can be used for almost any dental restoration. The primary benefits of bonding include the following:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Can address cavities and other kinds of tooth damage, limiting the spread of decay
- Cosmetic benefits
- Only requires a minimal amount of enamel to be removed from the tooth.
The Procedure for Dental Bonding
Dr. Jacob Robichaux will select a composite resin color to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. Next, the affected tooth will be etched to roughen its surface. Once the tooth is ready, we will apply the resin, which is tooth-colored and putty-like, to the rest of the tooth structure. The resin material is then sculpted and smoothed until the desired tooth shape is achieved. Finally, the composite resin is hardened using curing light. We will further shape the tooth, polishing the surface to match the shine of the rest of your teeth.
How to Care for Dental Bonding?
Composite resins used in dental bonding can last several years. However, it is essential to practice good oral care and avoid nail-biting chewing on ice or other hard objects to retain this longevity. And do not forget to visit your dentist for your regular dental exams.
To learn more about our dental bonding treatments, visit our office, Robichaux Family Dentistry, at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200.