Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding services located in Greater Seattle Area, Bothell, WA

If you experience minor tooth damage, dental bonding can be a long-term repair solution. At Bothell Family Dentistry in Bothell, Washington, board-certified dentist Michelle Ament, DDS, offers cosmetic and restorative dental bonding to keep your teeth and smile beautiful. At the first sign of a problem, schedule a consultation at Bothell Family Dentistry by phone or online today.

Dental Bonding Q&A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding at Bothell Family Dentistry involves specialized dental materials that repair minor tooth damage without invasive treatments or downtime. The practice provides this service comfortably right in the office. 

With dental bonding, your provider uses a tooth-colored composite resin to fill in gaps or repair chipped or cracked teeth to restore your smile. 

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

The advantages of choosing dental bonding treatment at Bothell Family Dentistry include:

  • Tooth restoration
  • Beautiful smile
  • Long-lasting results
  • Stronger teeth
  • Reduced risk of further tooth damage
  • No anesthetic required

Dental bonding can last a decade or longer before needing replacement. Because the resin materials are tooth-colored, other people won’t notice your tooth repair.

Who is a candidate for dental bonding?

You may be a candidate for dental bonding if you have:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Minor tooth damage
  • Sharp or jagged tooth
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Tooth pain

Dr. Ament reviews your oral health history and examines your gums and teeth to determine if you’re a good match for dental bonding. She may take dental X-rays before tailoring your restorative dental treatment plan to your needs. 

What happens during dental bonding?

To begin the dental bonding process, Dr. Ament removes decay and then slightly buffs and files down the affected tooth. This step helps the composite resin better stick to your tooth. She matches the color of the resin to your natural tooth before placing it in the treatment area.

Dr. Ament reshapes and smooths the resin before curing the treated tooth with a dental light. 

What should I expect after the procedure?

After you undergo dental bonding, you can resume typical daily activities immediately.

Take good care of your newly restored tooth. Don’t chew on ice or other hard objects, brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and see the Bothell Family Dentistry specialists at least every six months for dental cleanings and exams. 

Call the office if you develop new signs of tooth damage or decay or experience pain. 

Schedule a visit to Bothell Family Dentistry by phone or online today to learn more about dental bonding and determine if it’s right for you.