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Dr. Olesen treating patientDental Bonding Racine

Did you know that a minor procedure like dental bonding can make an enormous difference in your smile? You can achieve the desired result with minimal intervention. Dental bonding can even out a smile and make it more balanced.

If you have a gap between your two front teeth that you’d like to close up, dental bonding is an excellent solution. We can perform the procedure quickly and painlessly at our dental office.

Dental bonding is also an ideal solution for fixing chipped or cracked teeth using the same procedure. The procedure is relatively straightforward. The process involves adding tooth-colored material to your tooth, so it appears natural and blends right in.

How Is Bonding Material Applied?

First, Dr. Olesen will isolate the tooth or teeth that require bonding. Next, she will apply a gentle phosphoric acid compound to the tooth for about 15 seconds; doing so preps the tooth for bonding. Rest assured that the phosphoric acid does not cause any discomfort. It’s a necessary step to make sure that the bonding resin material will adhere properly to the tooth surface.

Next, she will apply the liquid bonding resin. This putty-like compound is matched to your natural tooth color. It’s applied in layers to the tooth surface, shaped to match the other teeth and then “cured” with a blue light. Dr. Olesen will apply the resin in several layers and sculpt it until the tooth is the desired shape and thickness.

The last step involves smoothing, buffing and polishing the bonded tooth, so it has a natural appearance and blends seamlessly with nearby teeth.

How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last?

Tooth bonding typically lasts from 7 to 10 years with proper daily dental hygiene and regular checkups. You will need to have your bonded teeth checked periodically due to wear and aging or if they need to be redone. It’s important to note, too, that bonded teeth also tend to stain more easily.

Book an Evaluation Today

Want to know if dental bonding can correct your broken tooth or close up that gap? Contact Belle City Family Dentistry serving the Racine & Mount Pleasant areas to schedule an evaluation. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the bonding procedure.

Dental Bonding Racine, Mount Pleasant, Caledonia, Sturtevant & Wind Point WI | (262) 633-4000