What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a great way to enhance the way that your child’s smile looks. Whether they have chipped front teeth, gaps and spaces or uneven-looking dentition, we can place bonding material over the area to fill in these areas. Bonding is made to look as natural as possible. It can often last for a decade or longer depending on the amount of wear it receives.
Why might Dental Bonding be needed?
The reason your child might benefit from bonding is because a front tooth has chipped or slightly broken. The tooth might be jagged and sharp, which can cause their tongue to become irritated over time. Likewise, bonding might be beneficial for kids who have gaps and spaces between their front teeth. Bonding is typically looked at as more of a cosmetic procedure because it fills in spaces and gaps at the front of your child’s smile.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
To determine if bonding is necessary, we’ll examine your child’s teeth. Most kids who need bonding can come into the office and have it safely done. Bonding often require no anesthetic, and your child’s smile can be restored in a matter of just minutes. Our goal is to improve the look of their teeth using minimally invasive treatment options.
What happens during the Dental Bonding process?
The bonding procedure involves slightly filing down the rough edges of a chipped tooth, if applicable. We then apply a bonding gel to the area and wash this away. Composite resin is then matched to the color of the tooth and applied over the area. We carefully scrape away any excess material and detail the remaining bonding so that it looks as natural as possible. The material is cured and hardened several times with a special light. Once this is finished, your child is free to leave the office and experience the confidence in their new smile.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding for your child, call us today to schedule an appointment for them to come in.