Las Vegas, NV area dentist explains dental bondingPosted By Dr. Christopher Lim
What is dental bonding?Dental bonding is a fast and simple way to disguise problem areas of the smile. This material is molded onto the tooth and then hardened using a special light. The bonding is then shaped and polished to match the existing tooth structure for seamless integration. Most dental bonding treatments will last approximately five years, or longer, depending on staining and maintenance.
Why choose dental bonding?Dental bonding is popular for several reasons:
- Affordable – most patients find this to be the most economical way of addressing imperfections of the smile.
- Natural-looking – the material is tooth-colored, ensuring it blends in beautifully with the rest of the smile.
- Fast – dental bonding is completed within one appointment, eliminating the need for molds and future visits to the dental chair.
- Safe – composite resin bonding is a safe and appropriate material to use in the smile to enhance it.
Why would a patient choose dental bonding?Patients may use dental bonding for several purposes. Dental bonding can be used to cover:
- Gaps between teeth
- Permanent staining
- Unusually shaped teeth
When patients approach their dentist with a cosmetic concern, dental bonding may be suggested as a treatment option.