If you suffer from minor tooth damage, shape inconsistency or teeth misalignment, dental bonding, offered by Dr. Thomas Tang at his Brookfield, Wisconsin practice can restore a beautiful, natural-looking appearance to your smile.
Dental bonding is a process of applying a tooth-colored resin for the purpose of making a tooth appear structurally complete, concealing wide spaces between teeth, making a tooth appear longer, altering a tooth’s shape, or protecting exposed tooth roots. The process is relatively fast, usually only taking about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
To learn if dental bonding is an appropriate treatment for your smile, contact our Brookfield, Wisconsin dental practice today at (262) 821-1000 to schedule an appointment, free consultation or second opinion.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding involves a relatively simple process that begins with Dr. Tang using a shade guide to select the color of composite resin that best matches your tooth. Anesthesia is usually not needed unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Next, to help the bonding agent adhere to your tooth, the dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. The resin is applied to the tooth, then smoothed and molded until the desired effect is achieved. A laser or ultraviolet light will be trained on the resin to harden it. Finally, Dr. Tang will trim the resin to achieve the best possible shape before polishing it to match the sheen of the natural tooth surface.