Dental Bonding


Dental Bonding at Raptou Family Dental, Columbus, OHFirst impressions are important. Your smile plays a major role in the first impressions that you make. It has the power to say a significant amount about you before you ever get the chance to say a single word. Even minor flaws in your teeth can diminish the quality of your smile, which can send the wrong message. You may start hiding your smile or even refusing to smile at all. While you are trying to mask the imperfections in your teeth, these actions can leave the wrong impression. At Raptou Family Dental, we can correct minor imperfections in your teeth, restoring the beauty to your smile, with bonding.

What Is Bonding?


Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses composite resin to fix small flaws in the teet that are visible in your smile. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material and is made up of a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. It is flexible before being cured, making it quite versatile. It can be shaped and molded in a variety of different ways to correct your specific imperfections. Once the composite resin is cured, it provides beautiful results, and no one will be able to tell the difference between the material and your natural tooth.

What Issues Can Bonding Fix?


Because bonding is so versatile, it can be used to correct several different types of imperfections in your teeth:
•  Small fractures that only affect the outer layer of the teeth. Fractures that extend into the inner layers will be in need of different treatment.
•  Small chips.
•  Cavities. Composite resin is often used as an aesthetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
•  Small gaps between the teeth. Large gaps may require orthodontic treatment.
•  Teeth that are misshapen or different sizes.
•  Discolored teeth that have not responded properly to professional whitening.

Why Get Bonding?


Bonding helps to correct minor imperfections in the teeth. The procedure effectively restores your smile, greatly improving its quality. At the same time, it can give you a boost of confidence. While these are major benefits of bonding, they are not the only ones. Other benefits of bonding include:
•  Quick procedure. The procedure is fast, often taking less than an hour to complete.
•  Painless. Bonding is a completely pain-free procedure and does not require even a local anesthetic.
•  No tooth preparation needed. Unlike veneers and crowns, which require the removal of a portion of your tooth enamel before restoration placement, bonding does not require any alteration to your natural tooth structure.
•  Affordable. Bonding costs less than other restorative options including crowns and veneers.

How Is Bonding Done?


The placement of your bonding is a quick, simple and completely painless process. We start by cleaning and drying the affected teeth. We then apply an acid etch to the areas of the teeth where bonding will be applied. The acid creates a rough texture on the surface of your teeth, which helps to create a stronger bond between the composite resin and your tooth. The acid etch is washed away, and the teeth dried again. Next, we apply the composite resin and shape it as needed to create a natural appearance. A special light is used to cure the material, hardening it. Finally, the material is polished, and you leave with a beautifully restored smile.

Learn More About Cosmetic Bonding.

Correcting even minor flaws in your teeth can significantly improve the quality of your smile, and give you a major boost of confidence. Call Raptou Family Dental today to schedule your appointment and find out if bonding is right for you at (614) 427-0449.

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