If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, there are many ways to change them. Dental veneers or crowns can cover your teeth to hide flaws like stains, chipped teeth, or gaps between them. Another way to repair teeth to improve their appearance is dental bonding.
Dental or teeth bonding refers to applying a composite resin material on your teeth to improve their appearance. The material comes in a liquid that our dentist at Mountain West Dental will apply to your teeth to fill in gaps between them, cover chips, or make the teeth longer. The resin the dentist chooses will be as close as possible to the color of your natural teeth.
Before putting the resin on your teeth, the dentist will etch the teeth so that the resin adheres to them. After applying the resin, our dentist in Gillette will sculpt it to change the tooth’s appearance, then use a blue UV light to harden the material. Then, the material the tooth is polished, so it looks natural.
Like many procedures on teeth, your oral habits will influence how long it lasts. Depending on how much bonding our dentist at Mountain West Dental did and how well you take care of your teeth, a bonding procedure can last three to 10 years.
If for some reason you decide to restore your teeth using another method, or you decide not to replace the bonding when it begins to wear off, the process is reversible. Our dentist in Gillette can reverse the process and apply veneers or cap your teeth.
Bonding is appropriate to use on both children’s and adult’s teeth to repair or make them look better. Also, it is much quicker to do than other cosmetic dental procedures. Bonding teeth in Gillette is a non-invasive, pain-free option for improving the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, or that have an odd shape.
If you’re interested in the process, discuss it with our dentist at Mountain West Dental.