Heiden Family Dental
Justin Heiden, DDS
Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Sunnyside, WA
Do you want to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth? As a safe and effective solution for cosmetic dental concerns, tooth bonding can transform your smile. To learn more, visit Heiden Family Dental in Sunnyside, Washington. Justin Heiden, DDS, offers family and cosmetic dentistry services to patients of all ages. Call or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation today.
Tooth Bonding Q & A
What is tooth bonding?
During a tooth bonding procedure, Dr. Heiden adheres composite resin material to the front of your tooth. The resin is matched to the natural color of your enamel, so the resin is unnoticeable to the naked eye and blends in perfectly with your smile.
Tooth bonding is done to repair damage from decay, alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between teeth, or to address other cosmetic concerns. It can also help to cover the portion of a tooth that’s been exposed due to gum recession.
A bonding procedure is completed in just one short dental visit, and the results can transform your smile for the better.
How does a tooth bonding procedure work?
First, you meet with Dr. Heiden to discuss your dental concerns. He might want to take X-rays and perform a comprehensive oral exam to make sure you’re a good candidate for tooth bonding.
Before your bonding procedure, he may roughen the tooth to change its shape and to hold the bond in place. He uses a shade guide to select the color of the bonding material that most closely matches your natural teeth.
During the actual bonding process, Dr. Heiden applies a gel to micro-etch the tooth surface and then uses a bond agent primer so that the material adheres to the surface. Using a laser, he hardens the bonding material. Finally, he trims and polishes the hardened material, so it looks natural and has a lustrous sheen.
What are the benefits of tooth bonding?
Tooth bonding can address a wide range of cosmetic or dental health concerns. Some of the benefits of this type of procedure include:
- Similar results as veneers, but more affordable
- Can transform the shape and appearance of teeth
- Can repair damaged or broken teeth
- No anesthesia necessary for the procedure
Unlike crowns or veneers, tooth bonding does not require a significant loss of tooth enamel. Tooth bonding is also an ideal choice because the results can be enhanced or adjusted in the future.
If you’d like to learn more about how tooth bonding can enhance the natural beauty of your smile, contact Heiden Family Dental today. Call or book an appointment online to get started.