Rejuvenate Your Smile With Dental Bonding
Dental Bonding is a painless, one day procedure which utilizes a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the surface of your tooth.
A special light helps to cure and harden the material to make it bond seamlessly onto your tooth. It quickly changes the visual appearance of your teeth by whitening, reshaping, and repairing chips and cracks.
While dental bonding is more affordable then its upscale cousin, veneers, however, dental bonding is not permanent, nor does it last as long as veneers.
What Conditions Can Be Corrected With Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can be utilized for:
- Whitening or improving discolored teeth
- Filling small gaps between teeth
- Reshaping teeth
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Filling cavities
- Making the teeth look longer
- Protecting the roots when there is gum recession
New Patient Cosmetic Consultation
To begin your smile makeover, a full examination of your teeth, gums and occlusion (bite) will be assessed.
Our doctors will review your treatment options to provide you with the radiant smile you desire. Many cosmetic procedures are very affordable, and do not require surgery, yet make a dramatic improvement to your smile.
Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a quick and easy procedure that is the least expensive option compared to its cosmetic counterparts of veneers and crowns. The bonding material is applied directly to your tooth – no molding or custom coverings have to be developed as with veneers and crowns. Dental bonding can usually be completed in one treatment visit unless multiple teeth are involved. Also, anesthesia is normally not required, unless it is being used for a cavity filling.
The material used in dental bonding is not as long lasting as which is used in veneers or crowns. The material can break or chip off your tooth, especially in areas of higher bite pressure. They are more susceptible to stains then crowns, and should only be used to treat small areas.
How Are My Teeth Bonded?
Our dentists will select a resin color that will be a close match to your tooth color while providing you a whitening effect, if desired. As no molds need to be taken of your teeth, the work can begin immediately.
The Bonding Process
Prior to applying the composite resin color to your tooth, the surface needs to be texturized, and a conditioning solution applied to help the resin stick to your tooth. The material is then applied, shaped and molded into proper size and shape. An ultraviolet light is used to cure and harden the bonding resin. After it has hardened, the tooth can be shaped and polished to give the tooth its final desired appearance.
Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.
To make an appointment, call (239) 610-6200