How Does Dental Bonding Actually Work?

If you’ve been doing your part to figure out what you should do to make your smile look much more attractive, and you have learned about dental bonding, then you might be feeling quite happy. You know that there’s a solution to address that chipped tooth, that annoying gap, that tooth that’s a little bit short, etc. However, when you consider the fact that you aren’t sure how bonding works, you may begin to feel less than enthusiastic. Let’s protect your resolve with the details you’re hoping to learn.

We Color Customize The Material

We cannot begin dental bonding until we get the special material we use to just the right color. Did you know that composite (which we also use for white fillings) is easily adjusted in tone, so we can provide you with a brighter white if we covering a stain or a more realistic white that we have matched to your tooth color? This is the starting point!

We Place It On Your Prepped Tooth

Once your tooth is clean and ready, we will place the composite at the target site. We can create a layer on your tooth or we can sculpt the composite into the necessary shape. This might mean that we spot treat a problem like a stain, we cover your tooth’s visible surface for whitening purposes, we fill a space between two teeth, we improve a chip, we change your tooth shape (or lengthen it). You get the idea.

The Final Step

Finishing your dental bonding treatment means we solidify and shine the composite through a curing process. The composite becomes dry and hard, we polish it, and your procedure is complete!

Choose Bonding To Fix Minor Problems

See our team soon to talk about making bonding work for your smile, so you can say goodbye to issues like chips and space and hello to a lovelier smile. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.