Does Dental Bonding Hurt?
Bonding is a minimal and conservative cosmetic dental procedure. If you ever chip a tooth, then bonding may be the route your dentist takes to fix your tooth.
It's basically a filling that builds up the jagged or misshaped edge of a tooth and makes it smooth again.
When you get a tooth bonded, it goes a little something like this:
- Dr. Gabriela Duares selects a tooth-colored resin-based material that matches the shade of your enamel.
- Your tooth is slightly roughened up (if needed) and a conditioning gel is applied.
- Dr. Duares applies the color-matched putty to your tooth and shapes it.
- Bonded patch is cured with a UV light to set the bond.
- Dr. Duares smooths and polishes the restoration for a smooth finish.
All of this is usually done in less than a half hour… and guess what? It doesn't hurt a bit.
Dental bonding is so non-invasive that little, if any, drilling is necessary. Most of the time, patients don't need any local anesthesia. Bonding is more about adding onto a tooth, patching it up, not removing any structure. This makes it a conservative and very popular cosmetic treatment.
Dental bonding can also be used to:
- Reshape teeth
- Cover up areas exposed by gum recession
- Smooth out rough and stained enamel
- Close gaps between teeth
- Make a short tooth look a little longer
- Patch up very small areas of decay
Whatever you need bonding for, you can be sure that it won't have to hurt!
Consult Dr. Duares right here at Blooming Smiles Dental Studio to find out whether dental bonding is right for your smile.