As cosmetic dentistry becomes more sophisticated more and more treatments become available. For instance there are several ways to replace a tooth and there are several ways to fix a tooth. Some are less invasive than others and some are more expensive than others. Today, your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans will discuss one of the easiest, least invasive, and least expensive cosmetic procedures for fixing a damaged or discolored tooth–cosmetic bonding.
What is Bonding Used For?
Cosmetic dental bonding is a quick and easy procedure that can be completed in about an hour. It requires no anesthesia, no needles, and very little preparation. This may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. Cosmetic bonding can be used to fix a variety of dental issues including pitted, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth; discolored teeth; decayed teeth; rotated teeth; short or worn teeth; and a bad bite. Cosmetic bonding can also be used for front teeth or back teeth.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Because dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure it can usually be performed in one visit. A strong, durable, resin composite is the bonding material used. It is a putty-like material that can be used to add length to teeth, to build up molars to correct a bad bite, to fill pitted teeth, etc. It can be matched to the color of your teeth so it seamlessly blends with your natural dentition. The damaged tooth needs to be lightly etched before applying the resin and a light coat of conditioner is added. That is the extent of preparation. Next, the resin is added to the damaged tooth, shaped, and smoothed, then fixed (permanently hardened) with ultraviolet light.
About Your Reno Dentists
Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.