Dental bonding is a great way to restore or reshape your smile! Unfortunately sometimes our teeth can get cracked or chipped while doing normal day to day things. We here at Mountain View Dental are here to help everyone in Alamogordo, NM and surrounding areas help restore their smile to its perfect form!
Process of Dental Bonding
Being a cosmetic procedure, dental bonding is used to fix small sections of your teeth that have been broken. This process isn’t usually recommended for larger areas that need to be fixed due to the strength of the material used in bonding. Bonding is a fast procedure that usually only takes one visit to complete because it is only fixing small areas such as a crack, chipped tooth, or an arising cavity.
First, it is necessary to make the tooth rough by using an etching solution. Making the area rough will allow there to be a stronger bond between the tooth and the resin material.
After the tooth is etched, the resin is picked out by our team to completely match the color of the tooth being worked on. Once the resin material is placed on the tooth, it is then shaped and cured with a special light to secure and harden the resin to the tooth. In some cases, many layers of resin will be placed and light-cured until the desired amount is obtained. It only takes a couple of minutes of light-curing for the resin to harden and attach to the tooth.
Lastly, once the resin is hardened, it is then time to shape it to the desired look to match your teeth. Every step in the dental bonding procedure is completely custom to you and your teeth.
Why Dental Bonding?
In some cases having a broken or chipped tooth can cause problems with the health of the specific tooth that has been damaged. It can increase the risk of decay or even the tooth getting further broken. In most cases, dental bonding is used to help the appearance of the tooth, to maintain or increase the confidence in your smile!
Come See Us!
If you have a broken or chipped tooth that you have been looking to get fixed, please come in and let our highly trained dentists and staff in Alamogordo, NM help you! Here at Mountain View Dental, we are dedicated to helping you maintain that perfect smile! Please give us a call or come in to see us for more information!