Dental bonding is a simple and versatile procedure for treating damaged teeth. This treatment is offered at Empire Parkway Dental Group to help restore the smile of patients in Folsom, CA.
Dental bonding is a treatment in which a tooth-colored composite resin is applied onto the surface of a tooth in order to repair it. Unlike veneers and crowns, it is not made in a dental laboratory and does not require any enamel to be removed. Bonding can be completed in just one visit to our dentistry near you in Folsom, CA.
Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures and, because the composite resin material that is used for it can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, it is very versatile in its uses. Dental bonding at Empire Parkway Dental Group can be used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth as well as to close spaces between teeth. It can also be applied to a tooth to make it look longer or to change its shape or color.
Bonding can also be used as part of a restorative treatment, such as to protect a tooth against sensitivity after the root has become exposed due to gum recession.
There is no preparation needed for this procedure; anesthesia is usually not even needed, as there is no drilling. Local anesthesia may be applied, however, if the bonding is being used near a tooth root or to fill a decayed tooth.
The tooth or teeth being treated will first be cleaned and have a mildly acidic solution applied. This will cause the surface to slightly roughen and make the bond stronger. The solution will then be rinsed off, and another special solution will be applied to allow the bonding agent to stick to the tooth. The composite resin will be applied to the tooth and molded to the desired shape. It will be hardened using an ultraviolet light. If needed, your dentist can also make adjustments to it after it has hardened to ensure that it fits comfortably with your bite.
With dental bonding in Folsom, CA, you can affordably improve the way your teeth look.