Dental bonding for kids may seem unusual, but children often need treatments to repair cavities, or damage like a chipped tooth. Dental bonding is a cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. Dental bonding helps preserve and protect the tooth’s structure.
First, a pediatric dentist roughens the surface of the tooth, and then applies a composite resin (tooth-colored material) to the tooth to cover the damage. The dentist will shape and mold the putty-like resin so that it fills the tooth and looks natural.
Then a curing light (ultraviolet light or laser) is used to harden the resin (bonding) on the surface of the tooth. After the dental bonding has hardened, the dentist will trim, shape, and polish it to match the rest of the tooth. This same-day procedure is performed in a dental office and rarely requires anesthesia, although painkiller will be provided if needed.
As children age, they tend to be more self-conscious about their appearance. Having their teeth bonded can improve their smile and self-confidence. No parent wants their child to face problems with chipped, misshapen or gapped teeth.
If your child has a chipped or damaged tooth, do not hesitate to call our office at 201-870-0988 to make an appointment with the dentist. The dentist will examine your child’s teeth, and give you the best options.
For more information about Dental Bonding in Hackensack, please request an appointment.