To improve the appearance of your smile we can turn to cosmetic dentistry. One option is dental bonding, which is a cosmetic dental procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and bonded to existing teeth. Bonding is most often used for cosmetic purposes, but it can also be used to:
- Close spaces between teeth.
- Make teeth look longer.
- Change the shape or color of teeth.
Dental bonding in North Scottsdale, AZ can even be used as an alternative to metal fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed because of gum recession.
How does dental bonding work?
Typically, the dental bonding procedure will take between 30 minutes and one hour to complete. First, Dr. Sara, our dentist in North Scottsdale, will match the resin to your original tooth color so it appears completely natural. Then, using microabrasion technology, she will lightly scuff the surface of the tooth.
This is done so the bonding material will adhere to the enamel. After molding the bonding material onto the tooth and securing it in place, Dr. Sara will gently clean and shine the area to ensure a natural finish. With proper upkeep, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and maintaining a healthy diet, dental bonding can last for many years.
Contact Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry in North Scottsdale for more information on dental bonding and how this procedure can improve your smile.