Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bonding By Ann R. Sielicki, DDS on August 07, 2014



Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bonding 

Often times, even a small imperfection on the teeth can go a long way in hindering someone from smiling. Fortunately, there is already a great way to solve this problem. At Scottsdales Sonoran Dental Design, we offer professional dental care services that include quality and precise dental bondinga quick and affordable way to give you a more beautiful smile!

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What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure similar to veneer and crown, however, it is much simpler. It involves applying a hardened tooth-colored resin material to the tooth to restore or improve ones smile.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Generally, patients who consider dental bonding want to address multiple structural or cosmetic issues with their teeth, such as:

  • Repairing Decayed Teeth

  • Repairing Chipped or Cracked Teeth

  • Improving the Appearance of Discolored Teeth

  • Closing Gaps between Teeth

  • Making Teeth Look Longer

  • Changing the Shape of Teeth

  • As a Cosmetic Alternative to Amalgam Fillings

  • Protecting a Portion of the Tooth's Root that has been Exposed due to Gums Receding

Dental bonding is considered to be one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. This is because, unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done in a single visit to the dental clinic.

However, due to some of the limitations that dental bonding presents, some dentists only perceive it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure.

Dental Bonding Procedure

Prior to dental bonding, a little advance preparation is needed. Oftentimes, administering anesthesia is not necessary unless the bonding will be used to fill a decayed tooth. In addition, your dentist will also select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.

Next, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. These will help the bonding material stick to the tooth. Then, the tooth-colored, putty-like resin is applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. To harden the material, an ultraviolet light or laser will be used. Your dentist will further trim and shape it after the material has hardened. Finally, the dentist will polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.

If you have more questions about dental bonding, you can consult Sonoran Dental Designs best of the best dental staff in Scottsdale. We are always available to help you choose the best approach for your particular dental problem!  Call us today for a consultation at (480) 419-9595.  

Before and After Bonding Photos Above by Dr. Ann Sielicki.



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Dr. Ann Sielicki

Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Dr. Ann Sielicki is a dentist who is highly trained and committed to continued education. Dr. Sielicki is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association
  • Spear Education's Advanced Continuum (Visiting Faculty Club Member)
  • Seattle Study Club (Participating Member)

We invite you to request an appointment with our practice by filling out our online form or calling (480) 419-9595.

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