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Dental Bonding

Ridgeline Family Dentistry Solutions

Woman in dental chairDental bonding is a white, tooth-coloured material that is used to patch over misshaped enamel. The customised shade makes it so that the cosmetic restoration blends in with your smile, so that it’s not noticeable. Rather, your treated tooth will look whole and healthy.

What’s Bonding Used For?

We may recommend bonding your tooth if you’re affected by

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Moderately chipped enamel
  • Severe staining
  • Misshaped or pitted surfaces
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • 1-2 problematic teeth

If your tooth is healthy and you don’t need something dramatic like a porcelain veneer, then bonding is usually the best choice.

Having a tooth bonded is a fairly straightforward experience. In most situations, numbing your tooth isn’t necessary. The entire appointment usually takes less than 30-45 minutes. It’s safe for all ages and ideal for children or teens with chipped front teeth.

Choosing to have a tooth bonded is an affordable and fast way to hide aesthetic flaws in your smile.

When combined with other cosmetic treatments like whitening or recontouring, bonding can help you achieve a dramatic smile makeover on a cost-savvy budget!

Bonding is a fraction of the cost of other cosmetic treatments like crowns and veneers. If your tooth is structurally sound, only the damaged portion needs to be covered. With bonding, you have a variety of options to work with because of how straightforward the process is.

Getting a tooth bonded is a short and comfortable process at Ridgeline Family Dentistry. Since the tooth isn’t physically altered, we won’t need to numb it. However, if you feel nervous or have sensitive teeth, we can use a desensitising gel or nitrous oxide to help you feel more comfortable.

We’ll use a conditioning gel to gently roughen the outer surface of your enamel, giving the composite a better area to bond to. Next, we’ll use a shade guide to properly match the colour to your teeth. After that, the composite is shaped over your tooth with a small instrument so that it looks as if it’s an extension of your current tooth.

Finally, a bright light cures the composite in place. Within just a few moments, the hardened material is permanently bonded to your tooth.

Is Bonding Right for You?

If you have a chipped tooth or minor irregularity that’s detracting from your smile’s appearance, request a consultation.

Dental Bonding Northgate, Black Forest, Briargate CO | (719) 344-8616