What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is an attractive and cost effective alternative to restorative procedures such as dental crowns. With dental bonding, our Phoenix family dentists can address a number of aesthetic and structural issues in a single office visit, helping restore strength and beauty in a fraction of the time required for crowns and veneers.
About Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is placed over the surface of damaged teeth to improve both appearance and function. Bonding provides a faster and less expensive alterative to dental crowns and porcelain veneers, and can be used to address issues such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Severe decay
- Irregular tooth shapes and sizes
- Small gaps
- Severe tooth discoloration
Alone or in conjunction with other restorative procedures, dental bonding can quickly and effectively perfect and protect your smile. During your consultation at our comfortable office we can discuss this treatment and help you determine if it is ideally suited to meet your specific needs.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding is placed during a single visit to our office. Prior to its placement, Dr. LeSueur or Dr. Dodaro will gently rough the surface of your teeth, producing a porous surface to which bonding can adhere. Once the teeth are prepared, bonding that has been shaded to match adjacent teeth is carefully applied, hardened, and reapplied until desirable results are reached.
After the final layer of bonding has been applied, it will be polished and shaped to fit seamlessly into your smile. The entire process generally takes less than two hours.