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A dazzling smile boosts confidence and makes a great impression. If you’re self-conscious about chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, consider dental bonding.

This popular cosmetic dental procedure can repair and improve your smile. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 86% of patients who underwent cosmetic dental procedures reported feeling more confident in their appearance.

Dental bonding is a quick, cost-effective solution that can transform your smile and improve dental health.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that involves applying color-matched composite resin to teeth to address issues such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps. This treatment can also lengthen teeth and improve their shape.

The composite resin used in dental bonding is a durable, moldable plastic mixed with fine glass particles. This material is selected to match the natural color of your teeth, ensuring a seamless blend.

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding is a quick and convenient procedure completed in a single visit. Here’s what you can expect at your appointment:

  • Preparation. Your dentist lightly etches the tooth’s surface for better resin adhesion. Local anesthesia is unnecessary unless bonding is used to repair a decayed tooth.
  • Application. The composite resin is applied in layers, molded, and shaped to the desired form. Each layer is then hardened with a curing light, bonding it securely to the tooth.
  • Shaping and polishing. After hardening, the dentist trims, shapes, and polishes the resin to match your natural teeth. To ensure proper alignment, you’ll bite onto articulating paper, which confirms that your bonded teeth line up correctly.

How Dental Bonding Can Repair and Improve Your Smile

Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that addresses various issues, from functional repairs to cosmetic enhancements, including:

  • Whitening stained or discolored teeth. Dental bonding covers up persistent stains that don’t respond to traditional whitening treatments, giving you a brighter, more uniform smile.
  • Fixing chipped or cracked teeth. The composite resin used in bonding can fill in chips and cracks, restoring the natural appearance and strength of your teeth.
  • Closing gaps between teeth. Cosmetic bonding can fill minor gaps between teeth, creating a more even and attractive alignment.
  • Reshaping irregular teeth. Bonding can reshape teeth that are misshapen, misaligned, or too short, improving your smile’s overall symmetry and look.
  • Strengthening decayed teeth. Dental bonding can also repair decayed teeth by filling cavities with a durable resin that matches your natural tooth color.
  • Protecting exposed roots. If you have gum recession, bonding can cover and protect exposed roots, reducing sensitivity and preventing tooth decay.

Get the Perfect Smile with Dental Bonding at Valley Dental Care of Plainfield

Dental bonding makes it easier than ever to transform your smile. Whether you need to repair a chipped tooth or close gaps, the Valley Dental Care of Plainfield team can help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve.

Contact Valley Dental Care of Plainfield today to schedule your consultation and discover how dental bonding can improve your oral health and appearance.

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