At Bay Dental Group in Sault Ste. Marie, we employ dental bonding for a number of options from filling cavities to repairing chipped or cracked teeth and more.
Using materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth, our team can close gaps between teeth, and eliminate spots and discolourations.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding for your teeth is a procedure in which a resin approximating natural tooth coloration is applied and hardened with a special light that bonds and adheres the resin for a restored smile.
Why might I consider dental bonding?
The advantages of dental bonding for teeth are typically both a cost and time savings. Dental bonding can in many instances be completed with a single dentist visit without the necessity of a lab.
How does the dental bonding procedure work?
The dental bonding procedure requires nominal advance preparation. Your dentist will select a shade guide to create a composite resin that best matches your natural teeth. The surface of the tooth will then be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied to aid the bonding material in adhering to the tooth surface. An ultraviolet light is then employed to harden the resin and the tooth material is then shaped and polished. The whole process may take only 30-60 minutes.
Some or all of the dental bonding procedure may be covered by your insurance plan and you should contact your insurance provider to inquire.
We employ dental bonding for the following issues, including:
- Filling cavities
- Tooth root protection
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Tooth discolouration
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Elongating tooth appearance
- Contouring and shaping teeth
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