If you’ve ever had a cracked tooth or needed to fill cavities, then it’s highly likely that you’ve had a dentist use bonding materials to restore your existing tooth. However, teeth bonding isn’t just a restorative dentistry solution, it’s also a cosmetic dentistry solution.

At Rio Rancho Smiles, our dedicated dentists use only the highest-quality bonding material to reinforce a natural tooth and enhance a person’s smile.

So, whether you’re looking for effective cosmetic dental procedures or you need to repair chipped teeth, our composite bonding materials can give you a stunning smile in one office visit. Schedule an appointment today by calling 505-994-9693 or book online!

If you’re not convinced that tooth bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry option, then stay tuned. We’ll answer some of your burning questions about the bonding process, composite resins, and how bonded teeth are healthy teeth.

What is dental bonding?

In the past, dentists used a harmful metal amalgam to fill any cavities and reinforce tooth enamel. However, for the past 60 years, dentists have been using a bonding material that consists of a durable plastic material known as composite resin.

How does teeth bonding restore my teeth?

Patients must repair damaged teeth, or else tooth removal is a real threat. That’s why dentists use composite resin to strengthen the tooth and prevent the tooth’s root from becoming infected. A dentist can conduct a bonding procedure to fix the following dental issues:

  • A broken tooth
  • A chipped tooth (even chipped front teeth!)
  • A decayed tooth
  • A fractured tooth

Damage to the tooth can result from such habits as:

  • Biting fingernails
  • Chewing hard food objects
  • Poor oral habits
  • Trauma to the mouth

How is dental bonding a cosmetic dentistry solution?

Dentists use teeth bonding to augment the appearance of natural teeth. This is possible because dentists can closely match tooth-bonding materials to the natural color of your tooth.

Therefore, dentists can improve the appearance of discolored teeth by applying bonding material to the surface of the tooth. So, rather than using tooth coverings (like veneers), a dentist can use biocompatible, tooth-colored materials like a composite bonding agent.

Furthermore, dentists can enhance the aesthetic of several teeth (including front teeth!) by molding them into your desired shape using tooth bonding. Additionally, dentists can fill in grooves on the front surface of the teeth to give them a more uniform appearance.

How do I know if dental bonding is right for me?

According to the American Dental Association, composite resins are a universally effective treatment for filling dental cavities and strengthening the teeth. This means that dental professionals consider dental bonding to be a safe and useful treatment for most (if not all!) patients.

What is the dental bonding process like?

First, a dentist will prepare the patient’s teeth by removing any dental decay or broken pieces of tooth. Then, they will use a conditioning liquid to prep the surface of the tooth. Next, the dentist will determine how much bonding substance to use before filling and shaping the material.

After the material is adequately shaped, the dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to set it. Finally, the dentist will file down any sharp edges and make sure that the bonding feels natural to you (always let the dentist know if your tooth feels odd!).

The end result is a bonded tooth that looks natural, feels great, and can resist stains!

How long do bonding materials last?

With good oral hygiene practices, tooth bonding can last for 10 years or more! Nevertheless, it’s important to schedule regular dental visits to ensure that any bonding material lasts you a lifetime.

Visit our dentist’s office today!

Whether you’re seeking cosmetic dental procedures or restorative services, tooth bonding is a great option for patients of all ages. So, don’t wait for a second longer–schedule your appointment with our caring team at Rio Rancho Smiles today. Call us at 505-994-9693 or book online!