What is Dental Bonding?

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There are a ton of different options for fixing teeth after they break. From crowns to bridges and veneers, it’s almost too hard to choose which method is best.

However, Dr. David Suttie and the team in Napa, California suggest that you take a minute to consider dental bonding for your child’s tooth. It’s a great solution for chipped or cracked teeth, and it’s quicker than a crown.

But what exactly is dental bonding? It’s not a household name when it comes to dental procedures. Let’s take a look at what’s involved in the process.

What is it?
Dental bonding is a procedure where a clear resin is used to fill in cracks in the teeth or to repair chips. It can be molded and shaped into place, however, Dr. David Suttie and our team will ensure your child receives the best-looking and best-working result.

After the resin is applied and shaped, it’s hardened quickly with a UV light. This makes the treatment complete nearly instantly. All that’s left is for the bonded part of the tooth to be polished and colored to match the color of the surrounding natural teeth.

When would I need it?
The best use cases for dental bonding seem to be in cases where there are smaller cracks and chips in the teeth – especially any that are readily visible in the smile. Bonding is a quick, effective, affordable way to restore your child’s smile.

The dental bonding process is simple, but the results it provides are incredible. If you think your child may need bonding services for their teeth, please don’t hesitate to call at Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children today at 707-257-6453.