At Kensington Dental Clinic, we are proud of how modern dentistry can fully restore broken or decayed teeth. One of the simplest and most cost-effective measures is dental bonding.
Bonding is a dental restoration procedure. A tooth-colored material is bonded to the tooth and hardened with a curing light. Dental bonding in Edmonton, Alberta is more affordable and faster than crowns or veneers. Therefore, it can be a good solution to make minor cosmetic improvements.
Unlike other dental restorations, bonding can be completed in a single visit. This is possible because nothing must be custom-made at an outside lab. What’s more, the procedure requires less tooth preparation compared to veneers and crowns. On the flipside, bonding is less stain-resistant and not as long-lasting. For that reason, bonding is best for small touchups, not for major repairs. Call Kensington Dental Clinic to book a dental bonding consultation.
A tooth can be bonded in about 30 to 60 minutes. Your Edmonton, Alberta dentist will first determine the best shade for your teeth. The resin material will blend in with your natural teeth. Then, the tooth is prepared, so the restoration will adhere better. This involves using a liquid conditioner to roughen the surface. Next, your dentist in Edmonton, Alberta will apply the tooth-colored bonding. Ultraviolet light is used to cure it. The resin actually becomes one with the tooth structure. Lastly, the bonding material is shaped and polished.
Tooth bonding at Kensington Dental Clinic is an effective alternative to veneers. The resin material can be used to fix chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
When applied by a skilled professional with an artistic eye, it is virtually impossible to detect that a tooth has been bonded. The procedure is usually done in a single office visit. As a result, dental bonding can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. But, since the restorative material is not as strong as natural enamel, it is more susceptible to staining, chipping and other damage. However, bonded teeth typically last several years before needing a touchup.