Does your smile have a chipped or decayed tooth that needs to be fixed, but you don’t want the cost of a crown? Are you looking for something that can blend in with your other teeth and looks natural? If you answered yes, dental bonding could be for you.
What is it used for?
Dental bonding is one of the least expensive and easiest procedures. The composite resin used can be shaped to look like the surrounding teeth and polished until it matches them. Bonding is often used to improve upon the appearance of a chipped or damaged tooth, or to change the overall shape of a tooth.
How is it done?
Our dentist will determine which resin most closely matches the shade of your teeth. Dr. Emmanuel Igwike will then roughen the tooth’s surface slightly and a liquid will be applied to help the bonding material stick. Then the resin can be applied, molded and smoothed until the correct shape is obtained. An ultra-violent light or laser will be used to harden the material. The dental bonding procedure could take 30 minutes per tooth, so if you have more tooth needing repair, you may need to make more than one visit.
If you have questions, would like more information or want to make an appointment, contact Bradley Family Dental at 414-371-2506 today. We are happy to help you in our office located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.