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Cosmetic Dental Bonding Could Be the Answer

If the thought of permanently removing the enamel on your teeth isn’t very appealing, it’s time to call Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental.

Cosmetic dental bonding is a less invasive procedure and could be the perfect fit if you have teeth that are cracked or chipped. Furthermore, if you have a small space between your teeth talk to your cosmetic dentist in Burlington about bonding.

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What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a process that uses dental resin to repair teeth. While it is often used for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used for small fillings, inlays, and onlays. Bonding literally bonds the material to your teeth making them look as natural as the rest of your smile.

The Cosmetic Dental Bonding Process

If you and your dentist in Burlington agree on bonding, a color will be chosen from a shade guide that matches the rest of your smile. Once chosen, the team from Chittenden Dental will etch or roughen up the tooth or teeth before applying a liquid. This helps the bond adhere to the tooth. After the liquid is applied, the bonding process begins.

Much like a sculptor, Dr. Morris places the resin on the tooth or teeth before shaping it to match the rest of your smile. Once satisfied the tooth or teeth are cured with a light or laser to make for a strong bond.

Does Bonding Work for Everyone?

While most patients are good candidates for bonding, those that have large cavities or teeth that are badly damaged may require more extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures such as a dental crown. Consequently, people who want a more permanent solution may be better suited to porcelain veneers, as they will last longer than dental bonding.

If you would like more information regarding cosmetic dental bonding or any other type of cosmetic dentistry procedure, call and schedule a consultation with Chittenden Dental today.

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