Dental bonding is a procedure in which our dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material to your tooth and hardens it with a special light. The bonding process improves the color and shape of a tooth, and the final structure still feels like your natural tooth. Dr. Jorge Bastidas may recommend dental bonding in Paterson, New Jersey, to do the following:
- Repair decayed teeth as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect tooth roots that have been exposed by receding gums
- Repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Improve the color of stained teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Make teeth appear longer
During the bonding process, our dentist selects a composite resin color that closely matches your tooth. The surface of your tooth is etched and a conditioning liquid is applied. These ensure a strong bonding process. Putty-like resin material is then applied, molded, and smoothed. To harden and cure the material, Dr. Jorge Bastidas will use an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the material is cured, our dentist will trim and shape it as necessary, and the result is then polished. The bonding process typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
We invite you to contact Comfort Dental Care today to learn more and to schedule a consultation!