Dental Bonding in Renton, WA
Dr. Jaji Dhaliwal and her team at 4th & Morris Dentistry provide cosmetic dental services to help you obtain a beautiful smile and boost your self-esteem. One of the most effective ways to fix a wide range of minor issues is dental bonding. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin to reshape your teeth with a natural look and feel.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding has benefits for many cosmetic dentistry needs. The most common of these include:
- Dental bonding is a minimally invasive and cost-effective treatment that is gentler on your teeth than porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
- The shade of the composite resin can match the color of your teeth for a natural look.
- Dental bonding only requires one visit to the cosmetic dentist to complete the procedure.
What Is Dental Bonding Used For?
Dental bonding is useful for various minor cosmetic issues in areas of the mouth with the least bite pressure. The procedure is standard for:
- Filling small gaps between teeth
- Repairing chips or cracks in a tooth
- Altering the shape of a tooth
- Treating a discolored or stained tooth that resists teeth whitening treatments
- Elongating teeth
- Repairing a decayed tooth
Dental bonding is purely aesthetic and cannot solve the underlying issues that cause tooth decay or other oral health issues. Proper oral hygiene is essential to a healthy smile before and after dental bonding.
How Does Dental Bonding Differ from Porcelain Veneers?
While both dental bonding and porcelain veneers produce similar results, dental bonding requires removing much less of the tooth's surface. Bonding uses layers of resin that is cured using UV light as the cosmetic dentist works, while porcelain veneers are shells made from thin porcelain layers covering a tooth's surface.
The Process of Dental Bonding
Often completed in just under an hour, dental bonding uses a putty-like composite resin to build up a tooth's surface layers. Dr. Dhaliwal applies the composite layer by layer, using UV light to harden the resin and attach it to your tooth.
Once your dental bonding is complete, you care for it just like you would your regular teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. The resin Dr. Dhaliwal uses is resistant to staining but still requires care, as whitening treatments will not work on it. With proper care, your new dental bonding can last for up to a decade.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Dr. Dhaliwal treats patients in and around Renton, WA, with care and respect. Her goal is to make sure your visit with 4th & Morris Dentistry is comfortable and inviting. If you need dental bonding or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, give Dr. Dhaliwal and her team at 4th & Morris Dentistry a call at 425-226-6227 or request an appointment online today.