Dental bonding is a procedure, available at our Agenskalna Dental clinic, to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth, which may have decayed, chipped, broken or discoloured. It’s ideal for masking imperfections and is among the simplest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can be used to:
The advantage of opting for bonding over a veneer or a crown is that less tooth enamel needs to be removed and anesthesia is generally not required. The disadvantage is that bonding materials are not as strong and don’t last as long as those used for a veneer or crown. After inspecting the problematic tooth, we will advise you on whether bonding, a veneer or a crown is the most appropriate treatment for you.
The first stage in the dental bonding procedure is to select a shade of composite material that best matches the colour of the tooth to be bonded and those either side of it. Having chosen the colour and prepared the tooth, we will apply the putty-like material and mould and smooth it into shape. Next, the soft bonding material is hardened using a painless laser.