What is dental bonding?

Bonding is a simple, quick dental restoration where a special tooth-colored resin material is bonded to your original tooth structure. This material is a type of durable plastic and can be matched to fit perfectly with your smile. Dental bonding in Burlington, North Caroline is used to repair multiple dental flaws, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gapped or spaced teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Unusually short teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Exposed tooth roots

When compared to other dental restorations, bonding is quick, easy, and painless. In fact, dental bonding can be completed in only one visit to Dr. Monahan’s office.  Anesthesia is generally not necessary with bonding. To apply the composite material, our skilled dental team will lightly buffer the tooth to help the resin adhere and bond properly. Dr. Monahan will then expertly shape and sculpt the resin to restore your smile. Once completed, the bonding is hardened with a special light. While dental bonding is inexpensive and natural looking, it is also weaker than more permanent dental restorations. Bonding will last for years, but it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly to make sure your bonding is in good condition. For more information, please contact our dental office today.