Dental Bonding

The Benefits Of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is non-invasive, and does not require any of your natural enamel to be removed during treatment

Compared to alternatives like veneers, dental bonding is much more affordable, so it’s a great option if you want to restore your smile on a budget

Dental bonding is fast, and you can have multiple teeth restored in a single appointment

Dental bonding treatment is very versatile, and can correct most minor-to-moderate cosmetic issues with your smile

Restore & Reshape Your Smile

Want to restore your smile in Redmond? Dental bonding from Dr. Daniel Bickel at Redmond Art of Dentistry may be a great option for you. You can learn more about this cosmetic treatment below, or by scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Bickel today.

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What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses composite dental resin to restore and reshape your smile. The resin is applied directly to your tooth, without removing any of your natural enamel. Then, it’s shaped and sculpted by Dr. Bickel to correct a wide variety of cosmetic issues, including gaps in your smile, chipping, and more.

Because it’s affordable, non-invasive, and requires little time in the dentist’s chair, bonding is a great option if you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, but you are on a limited budget or don’t like the idea of a permanent treatment such as veneers.

When To Use Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used to correct a wide variety of issues, including gaps between your teeth, teeth staining, misshapen or uneven teeth, and minor teeth chipping. It’s typically the best option if you only have a few teeth that need treatment.

However, if you need to restore most or all of your front teeth, an alternative treatment like veneers may be recommended, as they are more durable, long-lasting, and effective for treating multiple teeth.

Bonding also is not intended to restore damaged teeth. If a tooth is severely chipped or broken, a treatment like a dental crown is typically used instead.

The Dental Bonding Process

The dental bonding process is non-invasive and takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth. Dr. Bickel will begin by cleaning your mouth. Numbing is not necessary, as no tooth material is removed during the bonding process.

Next, Dr. Bickel will apply a special acid to each tooth that is being bonded. This roughens the surface slightly to ensure the bonding material can attach to your tooth properly. Next, Dr. Bickel will choose a tooth-colored resin to use on your tooth. He will apply it directly to the tooth and begin shaping and sculpting it until it looks just like a natural part of your tooth.

Finally, the bonding material will be hardened with a UV light, then trimmed to finalize its shape and appearance. This process will be repeated for each tooth that is being bonded.

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