What is cosmetic tooth bonding?

Dental composites (also known as “bonding”) are a tooth-colored material commonly used as filling material. Cosmetic tooth bonding is a quick way to repair small imperfections, build, reshape or change the color of teeth. Tooth bonding will include a process of adding tooth-colored resin to the affected area. 

What is the procedure for having a tooth bonded?

Little preparation is needed for cosmetic tooth bonding. Using a shade guide, your dentist will select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your natural tooth. After the color is chosen, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a bonding liquid is applied. The composite is then applied and molded to the desired shape. A special light is used to harden the composite after which the dentist will trim, finish, and polish the restoration.

How to maintain and care for tooth bonding

Bonded teeth will needed to be cared for like natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing along with good oral hygiene and regular checkups will help to prolong the lifespan of the bonded teeth. 

Have more questions? 

Want to learn more about cosmetic tooth bonding? Call or email to schedule a consultation with one of our prosthodontists today. We’re happy to work with you or your regular dentist to determine what treatment option is best for you. Please call our office in Reno at 775.323.3574 or email andresendds@gmail.com.