Is the Treatment a Good Solution for Me?
This efficient solution is a great option for patients with:
- Small gaps
- Minor chips or cracks
- Misshapen teeth
- Stains that do not respond to whitening
- Slight misalignment
- Worn edges
- Disproportionately small teeth
Depending on whether your dental needs are cosmetic or restorative, dental bonding can often be used as an alternative to veneers or crowns.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
This procedure offers patients several unique benefits:
- Conservative treatment
- Appropriate for most patients
- Preserves more natural structure of your tooth than other options
This treatment can also be used in conjunction with restorative procedures to strengthen teeth. While dental bonding can serve many purposes, it is only a viable solution for minor dental imperfections. Your doctor can provide a complete evaluation to determine whether dental bonding is the right fit for you.
Concealing Your Imperfections
Dental bonding uses innovative dental materials and techniques to create an enhanced smile. The procedure can generally be completed in under an hour. Although treatment is typically painless, if bonding is used to fill a cavity we may provide an anesthetic.
Our doctors are trusted professionals who can provide precise dental bonding placement that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
For optimal aesthetic results, our doctors will first use a shade guide to select a color of composite that will best match your enamel. To begin the procedure, your doctor will prepare the tooth by using a mild chemical solution to "microetch" the surface of your tooth, creating grooves. This process will not damage the tooth but simply create a more secure bond. Once the surface has been prepared, the doctor will apply the composite resin in layers. The putty-like material will be applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. A curing light will then be used to harden the composite. To finish the procedure, your dentist will polish it for a lifelike sheen.
After Your Procedure
Within the first 48 hours of your treatment, you should avoid dark beverages, cigarettes, and other staining substances. Once this period has passed, your bonded tooth will not require special care. You should, however, avoid biting your nails, chewing on pens, or other hard objects that may chip the material. As long as you continue to practice good oral hygiene and attend regularly scheduled cleanings and exams, bonding can last for years.