In some situations, a patient may chip or stain a tooth, but it still retains its integrity. In these cases, dental bonding is an excellent option.
During this minimally-invasive procedure, Dr. Bloomquist applies a small amount of tooth-colored resin to the concerned tooth, and then we use a special light to harden it and restore your smile. It’s quick and easy, and it generally takes less than an hour to complete.
We can use dental bonding to treat a variety of complications, including:
What to Expect
Dental bonding involves minimal discomfort, and the procedure rarely requires any anesthetic. The first step in the bonding process is to make sure that the bonding material matches the shade of the rest of your smile. Dr. Bloomquist will utilize a shade guide to select the right color.
Once we’ve found the perfect shade of resin, Dr. Bloomquist will roughen the surface of your tooth, and add a conditioning material. The conditioning material assists how the resin adheres to the tooth, increasing durability.
After the conditioning material sets, Dr. Bloomquist applies the tooth-colored resin to the prepared area. At this point in the process, the resin is still moldable—she’ll smooth the surface of your tooth so that it looks and feels natural.
Dr. Bloomquist uses a special light that’s applied in 15-second intervals until the resin fully hardens. Once it’s tempered, Dr. Bloomquist will trim and polish your tooth, so your smile looks exceptional.
We can complete the entire dental bonding process within 30 minutes and an hour. Then, you’ll be ready to start smiling confidently again.
Dental Bonding: Care & Life-Span
Dental bonding is one of the most straightforward and affordable cosmetic procedures. Generally, bonding material lasts from three to five years before you need to replace it. Their longevity is dependent on the amount of bonding completed and your oral hygiene habits.
Caring for a smile that we treated with dental bonding doesn’t require any special treatment. Merely care for your restored tooth as you would your natural teeth—with daily brushing and flossing. Furthermore, we recommend incorporating an antiseptic mouthwash into your care routine if you haven’t already.
Speedy Treatment, Robust Results
You deserve to love your smile. At SoundBridge Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy, we’ll get rid of the chips, cracks, and discoloration, as well as any other smile issues hindering your self-esteem.
If you have questions about dental bonding or any of the other services we offer, give us a call. We’ll be delighted to speak with you. Alternatively, you can fill out the submission form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Patients visit us from Tacoma and throughout the South Sound area for bonding and other cosmetic procedures.