At Islands Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients achieve healthy and confident smiles. When faced with problems including chipped or misshapen teeth or large spaces between teeth, our pediatric dentists may recommend a cosmetic dental procedure called teeth bonding or dental bonding. Learn more below, or schedule an appointment today!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bonding
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a special filling that can restore, reshape, and rejuvenate teeth, improving both the function and appearance of our patients’ smiles. The dental bonding material is a composite resin or modifiable ceramic that hardens and fuses to the tooth when we shine a special light on it.
When is dental bonding used?
Not at all. This is a non-invasive procedure and one of the most comfortable restorations your child can have. In order to complete the restoration or to make cosmetic improvements, all we need to do is roughen the tooth slightly and apply a conditioning liquid. Next, we will apply the resin material that has been shaded to match your child’s teeth. It will be shaped perfectly before being hardened in place. Since your tooth structure remains intact, the procedure will be completely comfortable. In fact, most patients do not need any anesthesia or pain medication at all.
Can restorative bonding be used to fill gaps in between my child’s teeth?
Dr. Rez may use bonding to correct:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken or misshapen teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Stained teeth
What does getting dental bonding involve?
Dental bonding is performed in-office. Dr. Rez will determine if it is necessary to file the tooth down slightly to allow for appropriate thickness of the bonding material and to achieve a stronger bonding or not. Dr. Rez will then apply a thin layer of bonding material to the affected tooth, which is then sculpted like clay and shaped to correct the cosmetic concern. Using a special light, we will harden the material and securely fuse it with the existing tooth. Next, the bonding will be polished until it’s smooth.
A dental bonding procedure typically takes an hours to perform and results last about ten years. Bonded teeth look and function just like natural teeth. The dental bonding material can be colored as well as molded, Dr. Rez is able to match the shade of existing teeth. When bonding is performed by an experienced dentist, people will not be able to tell that you’ve had cosmetic work done on your teeth – other than seeing how good your smile looks!
If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about dental bonding for children, call our office at (602) 384-2955 or request an appointment at Islands Pediatric Dentistry by filling out the form on this page.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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