Dental Bonding is a restorative process in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done in one visit to our Peoria family dental care, since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since bonding typically does not last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touch-ups rather than major restorations.
How it's done:
The bonding procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First, your Peoria cosmetic dentist will determine exactly what color shade your teeth are to select a resin that will blend it naturally. Once this is done, the tooth will be prepared so that the bonding material will adhere easier. This involves roughening the surface of the affected tooth and applying a liquid conditioner. Once this is complete, a resin will be applied to the tooth, and cured in place using an ultraviolet light. Finally, the finishing touches of shaping and polishing the resin for a good and comfortable fit will be applied.
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