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If you’ve been wondering about a cosmetic flaw that has prevented you from smiling with confidence, you may want to think about dental bonding. In today’s post, you will see why tooth bonding is a popular and inexpensive way to correct chips and discoloration.

At Celeste M. Eckerman DDS LLC, we offer dental bonding, which is the application of composite resin to the surface of a tooth that then binds to it and helps cover up small cosmetic flaws. When you contact us, and set up an appointment with Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman, we can help you determine if the procedure is right for you.

The process of tooth binding is straight-forward. Before the dentist applies bonding to a tooth, she will rough up the exterior, much like you would do with a piece of wood needing to be sanded before stain is applied. The dentist will find a shade that matches closely to your tooth color, so the results are as authentic as possible, and ensure the material adheres to your tooth. It is then set with a special light to help cure or harden it.

After the resin has hardened, we will polish the tooth, so it looks as closely as your own natural teeth. The bonding process can be completed in one short visit, and is virtually painless. According to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, bonding is best applied to chipped teeth. It can also be used if you have large spaces between teeth, or if one tooth is smaller than the others, or if you have discolored teeth. You can also replace a metallic filling with dental bonding.

Contact our office at 775-782-2799 to learn more about dental bonding in Minden, Nevada. We are dedicated to ensuring you’re happy with your smile!