Some preparation of the tooth is necessary for dental bonding, however, anesthesia is not always necessary for this procedure. We will use a shade guide to select a composite resin to match the color of your existing teeth, so you will have an outcome you will be pleased with.
A Quick Fix for Minor Cosmetic Dental Problems
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve your appearance. Bonding is also a plus because it requires the least amount of a tooth’s enamel to be removed, thus minimizing discomfort and keeping as much of your tooth’s structural integrity as possible.
Minor Disadvantages to Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is quite hard, but does wear down over time, and the procedure will typically need to be redone at some point. How long dental bonding actually lasts depends on the bonding thickness and your oral habits, such as tooth grinding, nail biting, chewing hard foods, etc. Another minor disadvantage to dental bonding is that it can be stained by tea, coffee, smoking, wine, etc., just like your natural teeth.
We recommend coming in for a consultation first to see if dental bonding is adequate for your specific situation. To see if dental bonding is right for you, please call our office at (425) 483-4602.