Dental Bonding and Shaping
Dental bonding and shaping are very common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Typically, dental bonding is used to reshape misshapen teeth, or restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracking, or impact injuries. Additionally, dental shaping can be used to remove small amounts of enamel from misshapen teeth, correcting small abnormalities.
At Busk Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Busk specializes in dental bonding and shaping services that can restore your natural teeth, and provide you with a brighter, more natural smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic tooth restoration technique. Using an advanced dental resin, Dr. Busk can fill in gaps and chips between your teeth, create a more attractive shape, and improve the color of your teeth.
The procedure is simple and noninvasive. First, Dr. Busk will etch the surface of your tooth, providing a solid surface for the dental resin. Then, your teeth will be painted with a specialized liquid that helps the resin stick.
The dental resin will then be applied. It will be shaped and molded to create a natural, tooth-like appearance, restoring the natural shape of a damaged or misshapen tooth. Finally, a UV light is used to harden the resin permanently, and provide a solid, durable surface.
Typically, only one tooth is bonded during a single appointment, which takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. However, treatment may differ depending on the patient.
What Is Dental Shaping?
Dental shaping is another very common cosmetic dentistry technique. In this procedure, very small amounts of enamel are removed from the teeth using a dental drill. Dental shaping is typically used alongside dental bonding to provide a comprehensive “smile makeover”. By reshaping existing teeth, and adding material to small or damaged teeth, patients can enjoy a brighter, more natural looking smile.
What Conditions Can Dental Bonding And Shaping Treat?
Dental bonding and shaping are typically only used to treat minor cosmetic dental issues such as:
- Minor chips in teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Large gaps between your teeth
- Misshapen/overlapping teeth
- Irregular shaped teeth
However, if you have a tooth that’s been seriously damaged by an impact injury, tooth decay, or periodontal disease, you may require a more comprehensive procedure, such as the installation of a dental crown.
The Benefits Of Dental Bonding And Shaping
Interested in dental bonding and shaping to restore a natural smile? Take a look at some of the benefits of this procedure now!
- Noninvasive – Dental bonding and shaping are noninvasive, though a topical numbing agent is usually used to prevent discomfort when shaping teeth, or etching teeth to prepare them for resin application.
- Provides a brighter, more attractive smile – If you have a tooth that’s been damaged, or several teeth that are crooked or slightly misshapen, dental bonding and shaping can provide you with a brighter smile in just a few appointments.
- Instant results – Unlike other cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers, dental bonding and shaping provides instant results. This makes it appealing for those who are looking for a fast, easy way to improve the appearance of their smile.
Interested In Wenatchee Dental Bonding And Shaping Services? Come To Busk Family Dentistry!
At our East Wenatchee practice, Dr. Ryan Busk specializes in smile makeovers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, providing patients with affordable, professional services. From dental bonding and shaping, to teeth whitening services, porcelain veneer application, and Invisalign, Busk Family Dentistry can do it all!
If you’re curious to learn more about the benefits of dental bonding and shaping, visit our practice today! At Busk Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Busk can help you understand all of the options you have to restore a natural, gorgeous smile.
We’re dedicated to providing the best general and cosmetic dentistry services for Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth and beyond. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (509) 662-8156, or visit our office at 222 N Mission St Suite D, Wenatchee, WA, 98801!