Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

Improve your smile with dental bonding at the office of Dr. Walters.

Over time, teeth can become damaged, cracked, chipped or decayed. Chewing and grinding can cause teeth to become worn down or broken. Injuries to the mouth and tooth decay are also leading causes of tooth damage. While numerous restorative or cosmetic dentistry services can help fix these issues, oftentimes, the simple and affordable solution of dental bonding is all that is needed.

What Are Problems Tooth Bonding Can Help?

Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that helps change the look of teeth that you are not satisfied with, and it is a great solution to restore minor tooth damage. Depending on the purpose of the bonding procedure, it can help improve oral health, the function and strength of teeth, and/or the appearance of the smile.

Here are examples of problems bonding may help:

  • A discolored tooth
  • A chipped tooth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • A minor bite misalignment
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Smaller than normal teeth
  • Blemishes on a tooth
  • Enamel loss
  • A damaged portion of the tooth
  • Tooth exposed when gums recede

Dr. Walters can provide an evaluation to discuss whether bonding is the right solution for you.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is used to fix minor dental concerns. Dr. Walters uses the composite resin to cover, fill in, or shape a tooth or teeth. Ultimately, dental bonding helps improve the look and/or function of your smile.

During the outpatient procedure, our dentist applies the resin material to the tooth and shapes it to fit the desired appearance. We may use the bonding material to cover the front of a tooth, fill in a crack or chip, or to extend the natural tooth to fix the shape, size, bite, or a gap.

The bonding material attaches to the tooth with the help of a liquid layer that adheres to it. When Dr. Walters has achieved the right appearance for the composite resin, he polishes it for a tooth-like finish and hardens it to complete the procedure. You can care for the bonded tooth as you would a natural tooth. Follow a good oral hygiene routine and be mindful of foods that could stain it or cause harm. We will provide specific care recommendations after you receive this procedure.

Why Would You Choose Bonding Over Other Cosmetic Procedures?

The tooth-colored composite resin gives the dental bonding the look of a natural tooth, so the restoration has a beautiful appearance. We are able to blend the color of the resin with the rest of your teeth so it looks as natural as possible. As part of the consideration of this service, think about whether you want to whiten your teeth in advance so we can match the bonded tooth to your preferred tooth shade.

Tooth bonding offers a convenient solution for patients to improve their smiles and their oral health. The procedure is faster and more affordable than many other cosmetic and restorative options, while providing a significant difference to a tooth’s appearance and function.

Schedule an Evaluation

Visit our Hilliard dental office for your dental evaluation today. Our dentist, Dr. Dana Walters, will determine the problem and discuss a treatment plan with you. Together, we can determine whether bonding is the best method for fixing your tooth damage or creating the aesthetic improvement you desire.

Call our office to make an appointment for your evaluation at 614-662-2082.