Are you interested in improving the appearance of discolored, misshapen, cracked, or chipped teeth, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of veneers or crowns? If so, dental bonding at Broadmoor Dental, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, might be just what you’re looking for. Dental bonding uses a putty-like resin to coat your teeth, covering up imperfections. To learn more, call Broadmoor Dental to schedule an appointment with John Goodman, DDS, or Nicolas Pruett, DDS, or schedule an appointment online.
Dental bonding is a process during which your Broadmoor Dental team member applies a tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth to restore them aesthetically.
When the composite resin bonds with a tooth, it disguises and repairs fractures, chips, decay, or discoloration. Bonding can also add material to misshapen teeth.
Dental bonding creates a similar effect as veneers, but the process is less expensive and quicker.
If you’re looking for a quick fix to tooth fractures, discolorations, or decay, dental bonding may be the answer for you.
If you’re seeking out a permanent solution or superior stain resistance, veneers might be a better fit for you. Veneers are long-lasting and strong. They’re also non-porous, which means that they repel stains.
The dental bonding procedure involves four main steps: preparation, application, hardening, and finishing touches.
To prepare your tooth for bonding, your Broadmoor Dental team member begins by using a shade guide to match a composite resin to your natural tooth shade. Once they’ve selected the resin, they carefully roughen or etch the surface of your tooth.
After your tooth is ready, your team member applies a conditioning liquid, which helps the bonding material better adhere. Then, they apply the bonding material. The bonding material is a putty-esque resin that, once applied, is carefully smoothed and molded until it looks just right.
Once your bonded tooth looks just as natural and beautiful as the teeth around it, your team member hardens the bonding material using an ultraviolet light or laser.
Finally, your team member shapes your tooth, trims it if necessary, then polishes it until it shines.
Most of the time, you only need to go in once for dental bonding. If you’re only getting one tooth bonded, expect to spend half an hour to an hour in the dental chair.
Do you want to improve the look of your teeth today? For an expedient, low-maintenance solution, set up an appointment for dental bonding at Broadmoor Dental online or over the phone.