Dental bonding is an excellent way to correct a variety of aesthetic and structural issues with your teeth. During the procedure, a tooth-colored composite resin material will be administered and hardened with a special light in order to secure the material to your tooth.
Boulder cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rachel T. Barone, can use dental bonding to:
- Repair teeth damaged by decay
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of stained teeth
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Elongate a small tooth
- Alter the shape of a tooth
- Protect a portion of your tooth’s root that has been exposed due to a receding gum line
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding offers several benefits over alternative cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns. It can be completed in one office visit, it is painless, and it is one of the least expensive options to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Also, dental bonding requires less of your natural tooth structure to be removed than other procedures. Therefore, it provides you with a very conservative treatment that will achieve beautiful results.
Your Dental Bonding Procedure
Your dental bonding procedure can generally be completed in one visit to our Boulder, Colorado cosmetic dentistry office. Dr. Barone will prepare your tooth by roughening it in order to allow the bonding resin to properly adhere to your tooth. Next, he will apply the bonding resin to your tooth, molding it into the appropriate shape. An ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin material, providing durable, long lasting results. The bonding material is then buffed and polished to match your adjoining teeth.
Dr. Barone can achieve excellent aesthetic results by adding resin to the natural color of your tooth, making the results virtually undetectable to others.
Your bonded tooth will not require any special care. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing and flossing, your results should last a very long time.
Please contact our Boulder cosmetic dentist today to schedule your initial dental bonding appointment at Gunbarrel Dental Center. We serve patients in Boulder, Gunbarrel, Longmont, Niwot, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, and Superior, Colorado.