Oregon City Dental Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth colored composite resin material is applied to repair or enhance the appearance of teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding As Part of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Cosmetic bonding, also known as dental bonding or composite bonding, is a dental procedure that involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to repair or enhance the appearance of teeth.

The procedure is very effective in repairing chipped and cracked teeth, smoothing surface imperfections, as well as closing small gaps and covers stains that cannot be corrected using teeth whitening.

Cosmetic bonding is a quick and efficient, non-invasive, cost effective procedure that requires little to no impact on the tooth structure, thereby preserving the natural tooth as much as possible Cosmetic bonding is also reversible.

Cosmetic bonding is highly versatile, as the material can be sculpted to meet many needs, can be colored to match the natural color of the teeth and is a highly flexible approach to solving many dental needs.

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Cosmetic Bonding Process At Pioneer Dental

Cosmetic bonding is a relatively simple dental procedure that can often be completed in a single visit to the dentist. Here is a general overview of how cosmetic bonding is done:

1. Examination and goal setting: The dentist will begin by examining your teeth and discussing your goals for the bonding procedure. They will select a composite resin material that matches the color and shade of your natural teeth.

2. Tooth preparation: The dentist will prepare the tooth surface by roughening it slightly and applying a conditioning gel. This helps create a stronger bond between the tooth and the composite resin material.

3. Application of the composite resin: The dentist will apply the composite resin material to the prepared tooth. The resin is a putty-like material that can be molded and shaped to achieve the desired result.

4. Bonding and hardening: Once the composite resin is in place, the dentist will use a special light or laser to harden the material. This process, called curing, typically takes only a few seconds per layer of resin.

5. Shaping and polishing: After the resin has hardened, the dentist will further shape and refine and polish the bonded tooth.

A Note About Cosmetic Bonding from Pioneer Dental

The entire process of cosmetic bonding is usually completed within one appointment, and the results are visible immediately. The bonded tooth should blend seamlessly with the natural teeth, providing an improved appearance and addressing cosmetic concerns.

It’s important to note that while cosmetic bonding can be long-lasting, the composite resin material may be more prone to staining and wear compared to materials like porcelain.

Good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding habits like biting on hard objects, can help maintain the longevity of the bonding. Regular dental check-ups are also important to monitor the condition of the bonded tooth and make any necessary repairs or touch-ups if needed.

The Pioneer Dental team would love to discuss cosmetic bonding with you as a possible solution to your dental needs.

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