Bonding

Dentistry offers a multitude of ways in which to restore broken or decayed teeth. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to regain the beauty and function of your smile is with dental bonding.

Bonding – Canton, MS

Dentistry offers a multitude of ways in which to restore broken or decayed teeth. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to regain the beauty and function of your smile is with dental bonding.

Bonding uses composite resins that can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth to create a natural-looking smile. Bonding can be used to repair a number of dental imperfections: chips, discoloration, and minor spacing irregularities. The composite resins used in bonding contain a mixture of materials that add strength and translucency that mimics that of natural teeth. With the proper materials, experience, and artistry, bonded teeth look just like the rest of your smile.

The Bonding Process

Bonding can usually be completed within a single visit to our office and may take from 30 – 60 minutes. We begin the procedure by cleaning the teeth to prepare them for the bonding gel. Once the bonding gel is applied and rinsed, we apply a thin layer of composite resin which is then hardened by a special curing light. Layers are added until the desired thickness is achieved. The final step is to shape the hardened resin with a dental drill to make it match the surrounding natural teeth and fit perfectly with your bite.

Caring for Bonded Teeth

Bonded teeth should be cared for in the same way as you would care for your other teeth: brushed and flossed daily and professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Composite resins can absorb stains, so special care needs to be taken to avoid smoking, drinking coffee, or any other drink that could stain your teeth. With the proper care, a bonded tooth can last from three to ten years.