At Li Family Dental, we offer a number of treatments that are not only excellent options for restorations but also work wonders to improve the appearance of your smile. We have the dental bonding Etobicoke patients are looking for. Dental bonding is an affordable option if you are feeling shy about an imperfect smile. It’s also an invisible restorative treatment for cavities and repairs.
What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a painless dental treatment used to make minor repairs to your teeth. Also known as bonding restoration, the treatment uses a composite resin to repair damage or for cosmetic purposes. The composite resin material can be matched to your tooth colour. It can also be shaped for a seamless repair and help improve the appearance of your teeth.
When is Dental Bonding Used?
There are many reasons we might recommend dental bonding, including:
- Building up healthy teeth for a more even appearance
- Filling in gaps between teeth
- Restoring damage caused by a broken tooth, crack, or cavity
- Improving the size and shape of misshapen teeth
- Hiding stains resistant to whitening treatments
- Repairing damage from abrasion, such as aggressive brushing
Is Bonding Suitable for Everyone?
There are cases when bonding might not be the right solution for you. If you have larger gaps between your teeth, serious fractures, your teeth are worn, or you have other restorations (such as veneers, crowns, and bridges), we will recommend other options better suited for your needs. Also, if you tend to grind your teeth or clench your jaw, bonding might not be the best option.
How is Bonding Performed?
In many cases, a local anesthetic will not be required when performing a bonding treatment. We will apply a plastic separator to adjacent teeth to protect them from stray composite resin. We will then apply a safe roughening chemical to your tooth to allow better adherence for the composite resin.
We will colour-match the resin to your existing teeth, or in the case of a cosmetic procedure, choose the best tone to improve the appearance of your smile. We always make sure we are choosing a tone that will give you the most natural look.
Once the tooth is prepped, the composite resin is applied to your tooth in layers, which are then hardened using a special light. Once hardened, we will shape and polish the resin to get the desired look. If the resin is used on your biting surface, we will also ensure you have a comfortable bite.
What Are the Benefits of Bonding?
Bonding offers an affordable, natural looking cosmetic treatment for your teeth. It can be long lasting and is resistant to staining as long as you are not a smoker or consume staining food and drink, such as coffee or blueberries. It is also easy to touch up bonding if required.
We can examine your teeth and provide a treatment plan using bonding to improve the look of your smile. We can also provide a budget so that you understand the fees for your treatment.
To book an appointment with our team to discuss dental bonding in Etobicoke, please call 416-232-2033.