If you would like to restore or improve the appearance of your smile, Drs. Armstrong and Dr. Tant may recommend dental bonding in Jacksonville, North Carolina. During a dental bonding procedure, our dentists will apply tooth-colored resin materials to your teeth and then bond them into place using a special light. Unless the dental bonding materials are being used to fill a tooth, anesthesia is usually not needed. Dental bonding can be performed in one dental visit unless several teeth are involved, as bonding only takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
To perform dental bonding, our dentists will first use a shade guide to select a color that will closely match the color of your natural teeth. The surface of the teeth to be bonded will be roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied to the teeth. These both optimize the bonding process. The putty resin is applied to your teeth, and our dentists will mold and smooth it to the desired shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden the material. Once the material has hardened, our dentists will trim, shape, and polish it.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a consultation with our dentists.