Some patients who come to A New Smile Dental Group have situations that can be resolved with dental bonding. This process has many advantages, including:
- Repairs decayed teeth (used in conjunction with composite fillings)
- Repairs chipped or cracked teeth
- Restores discolored teeth
- Closes gaps in teeth
- Makes a tooth or certain teeth longer and more balanced
- Changes tooth shape
- Protects exposed roots after gums have receded
How Does Bonding Work?
Dental bonding requires very little preparation, and many patients do not even require anesthetic. When a cavity is involved, the area should be numbed for your own comfort. We use an extensive shade guide to choose the color of material that will best match your natural tooth color. The first step is to prepare the surface of your tooth so the bonding material will adhere. The material (a dental resin) is then applied and molded to the correct shape. A special light is used to harden the bonding material. Once it is fully hardened, it is trimmed and shaped for a perfect appearance, and then polished to the sheen of your natural tooth. The process is rapid, requiring only about a half an hour to an hour per tooth, from start to finish.
What Can Bonding Do For Me?
Dental bonding can resolve many cosmetic problems quickly and at an affordable rate. The process resolves various dental flaws, including:
- Gaps in teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Short teeth
- Oddly-shaped teeth
- Discolored teeth
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Once your procedure is complete, your bonded teeth will function like your natural teeth and will not require any special care. As with your natural teeth, simply regular brushing, flossing, and in-office cleanings every six months will help to keep your bonded teeth looking fresh and bright. Bonding material is not as durable as the materials used in crowns and veneers and could chip if not cared for. It is advised that you avoid biting down on hard items such as ice, hard candies or chewing on pens or other hard objects. Bonding, when cared for correctly, will typically last for about three years, or up to a decade before a touch up or replacement is needed.
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry: Bonding
Many patients choose bonding to resolve various cosmetic problems, as it is both beautiful and affordable. Some bonding procedures are covered by dental insurance, and our staff can quickly tell you whether your dental plan will cover the procedure you need. Bonding is one of the fastest, most effective technologies to create a more attractive smile. It takes artistry to shape the bonding material and create the most attractive results, and we are proud of the skills of our dentists in using this process to resolve minor cosmetic problems.
Schedule Your Appointment
Do you have questions about whether bonding will resolve a dental problem? We are here to help you resolve any dental problem, and invite you to meet with us to find out more. We offer a range of dental treatments, including bonding, and use the most advanced technology for exams and every type of restoration. Call us and schedule a time to meet with us at one of our three locations.