How Does Dental Bonding Work?

If you are struggling with damaged or distressed teeth, it can be a blow to your confidence and a detriment to your oral health. While it may seem a difficult feat to fix multiple teeth in one go, at NKC Dental in North Kansas City, MO, cosmetic dentist William Busch can restore your smile in a single visit with dental bonding.

Don’t let chips, cracks, staining, and spacing issues get you down — a gorgeous smile can be yours in a day!

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a technique in which a composite resin is applied to the tooth to cover damage or discoloration or fill slight gaps between the teeth. The process takes around an hour per tooth and restores the appearance and health of your tooth, as well as its function.

What can dental bonding fix?

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Uneven spacing
  • Extreme staining
  • Voids in the tooth
  • Fractures
  • Jagged edges

What is the process?

Your cosmetic dentist at our North Kansas City, MO, office will begin by scuffing the surface of your tooth and applying a liquid abrasive solution to make the area more porous, which helps the bonding adhere strongly. The composite resin, tinted to match your natural teeth, will be applied and shaped to fully cover the blemished, damaged, or poorly spaced portion of your teeth while matching the size and shape of your natural tooth.

The tooth is then cured under a special light, which hardens the resin so it is durable and firmly in place. A bonded tooth can withstand normal biting, chewing, and brushing.

How do I care for a bonded tooth?

Bonded teeth should be brushed and flossed just as you would normally. Dental implants can become damaged, so avoid eating overly hard or sticky foods. Visit your dentist regularly for oral exams and professional cleanings.

Restore your smile quickly and effectively with dental bonding from your cosmetic dentist at NKC Dental in North Kansas City, MO. Call us today at 816-471-2911.

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