Cosmetic dental bonding procedure explained
Imperfections near the front of the smile can impact one’s appearance. With composite dental bonding, patients can address these issues in just one appointment with a London, Ontario area cosmetic dentist. The entire procedure from start to finish is completed quickly in our office by our dental team at We Smile Dentistry.
What is composite dental bonding?
Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo of We Smile Dentistry in London, Ontario, describes composite dental bonding as a tooth-coloured resin that can disguise imperfections of the smile. Our team uses dental bonding to address problems such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Permanent staining on teeth
An alternative commonly used is the porcelain veneer, though these facings are often much more expensive than composite dental bonding. Many patients seeking a fast and economical option will fare better with a recommendation of composite dental bonding.
What is the procedure like for placing composite resin bonding?
The entire process from start to finish occurs during one appointment. Our professionals start by preparing the area by filing down the natural tooth enamel to roughen the surface, ensuring proper resin adhesion to the tooth structure. The resin is moulded onto the surface and shaped as needed.
The dentist then uses a special curing light to harden the resin before filing and polishing the material. The final result is a seamless integration of the resin material to the tooth that provides a more cosmetic appearance to the natural tooth.
How long does dental bonding last?
Composite resin will often last several years before it needs to be replaced. It is susceptible to staining but can be easily removed and replaced as needed by the dentist. Avoiding tooth-staining foods and beverages can extend the longevity of the dental bonding.
Learn more about dental bonding solutions for cosmetic purposes
Composite resin bonding is a common treatment performed for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smiles in a fast and affordable manner. We encourage patients considering dental bonding to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo of London, ON, by calling (226) 605-0042. The team at We Smile Dentistry is pleased to assist patients with their general, cosmetic, and restorative dental needs in our state-of-the-art dental facility.