Dental Bonding for Cosmetic Dentistry
Tukwila Bonding Specialist
At Smiles at Southcenter, we offer a state-of-the-art facility combined with a knowledgeable and caring dental team experienced in dental bonding. With convenient hours, including Saturdays, we make sure you can schedule an appointment when it’s convenient for you.
What is Bonding?
Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.
Bonding involves using a special composite resin to fill in the gap in your tooth. Since the resin is the same color as your tooth, it will look entirely natural after the procedure is finished.
What is Bonding Used For?
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Today, bonding also is used as a cosmetic and biocompatible alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede