What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a simple, inexpensive procedure that can vastly improve your smile in just one visit. The bonding material is a flexible, putty-like resin, available in many tooth shades, that contains tiny pieces of glass. It can be used to fill cavities, hide gaps, fix chipped teeth, or even reshape your smile.

Unless you are having a cavity filled, you do not need anesthesia, and tooth preparation is minimal. Your dentist will roughen and condition your tooth, apply the resin, and carefully shape it by hand. The resin is hardened with a UV light, and then final trimming and shaping is performed. Finally, it is polished to match the sheen of your natural teeth. The entire process normally takes an hour or less for a single tooth.

Dental bonding is not right for everyone. It is more prone to staining or chipping than veneers. However, with proper care, it can last for many years. When it does eventually fail, the low price tag means that retreatment is easily within most people’s budgets.

At Family Dental Care of Bellevue, we are committed to providing quality dental care to our patients and their families. We are proud to have been voted one of the best dental offices in Washington State. If you are ready to take the first steps toward improving your dental health, we invite you to call 425-643-5778 today to make an appointment for your initial consultation.