Dental Bonding in Richmond, VT

Dental (Teeth) Bonding

Are you feeling embarrassed of your smile because of chipped or cracked teeth? Dental bonding may be the solution for you. In just one appointment at Richmond Dental in Richmond, VT, we can help correct these small imperfections for a fully restored and healthier-looking smile.

What is dental bonding?

The process of teeth bonding is relatively simple. After your dentist selects the shade of bonding that best matches your teeth, they will prepare the tooth for bonding. This is achieved by etching a small amount of enamel off the tooth to allow space for the dental bonding to occur. The resin is applied to the tooth and the dentist will then mold it to the desired shape and is then hardened using a special light. Once hardened, the final shaping and buffing can occur, which enables the teeth bonding to match the natural shine of your smile.

For the first 48 hours after a teeth bonding procedure, it is imperative that every patient avoids tooth staining materials such as coffee, tea, red wine and cigarette smoke. These items can stain the bonding resin and undo the dentist’s work. Bonded teeth are cared for like all other teeth and should be brushed and flossed regularly. Be sure to continue visiting your dentist for your biannual cleaning to maintain the brilliant luster of your bonds for years to come.

What can dental bonding help repair?

During a dental bonding appointment, we can use composite resin to:

  • Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
  • Fill in the gaps between two neighboring teeth
  • Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
  • Alter the shape of a tooth

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another cosmetic alternative to dental veneers and crowns. However, unlike veneers and crowns, the composites for dental bonding takes less time to make and only requires a single visit to apply. For this reason, dental bonding is often regarded by patients as the fastest way to repair an imperfect smile. Dental bonding is also pain-free, and much more affordable compared to more popular cosmetic dental treatments.

At Richmond Dental, we take a personalized approach when it comes to your treatment. Dr. Novak will precisely sculpt the composite material so that your treatment achieves the best results. Let us shape your perfect smile; book an appointment with our office today!