A quick and stunning tooth enhancement with cosmetic bonding
A quick, highly effective method of concealing teeth that are stained or aesthetically flawed, dental bonding lets you to restore the natural beauty of your smile in as little as a single office visit. During this procedure, one of our dentists places a durable tooth-colored resin material onto the affected tooth, sculpting and polishing it until it is virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth. Dr. Knop, Dr. Ilyabayev and Dr. Gelfand are able to refine bonded teeth until they look perfectly natural right down to the finest detail.
Dental bonding lets you to restore the natural beauty of your smile in as little as a single office visit.
The results of dental bonding are immediate, visually striking, and will last for years with appropriate care. Bonding may be a preferable alternative to porcelain veneers for many patients, even though veneers generally last longer. During your initial consultation, you can discuss with the dentist the treatment options available and best for your needs.
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses tooth-colored composite, a durable resin-based material to cover teeth or change the shape of teeth. Composite resin is also the material used to mend cavities in teeth invisibly. The material is applied directly to the tooth surface in a shade that will blend in with your natural tooth color. The finished effect is aesthetically pleasing and very lifelike.
When to choose dental bonding?
Cosmetic dental bonding can conceal teeth that have minor cracks or chips, or small flaws in their appearance. It can also cover teeth that are stained or may be used to adjust the size or shape of teeth that are less aesthetically appealing. Dental bonding is faster, minimally invasive, and very cost-effective compared with other treatments such as dental veneers.
What is the Procedure for dental bonding?
The procedure is very straightforward, and you will most likely not even need a local anesthetic. The teeth are prepared using a special liquid that lightly etches the surfaces to be bonded. Etching these surfaces creates a stronger bond between the tooth and the bonding material.Next, we select the correct shade of composite resin. We may use several shades to create a more natural effect. The composite is carefully applied in tiny increments and hardened with a blue light. Once all the composite is in place, our dentist contours it before polishing the material. When polished, composite resin has a natural luster very similar to real dental enamel. You can go straight back to everyday activities once you leave our dental office.
What is enamel recontouring?
Sometimes, when using dental bonding, we will also remove a minimal amount of enamel from a tooth to gently reshape it, a treatment called cosmetic enamel recontouring. For example, this can be useful when realigning a tooth that is only slightly out of position. When used with teeth bonding, it can create a more cosmetically attractive tooth in a minimally invasive way.
How to care for your teeth after dental bonding
After a cosmetic dental bonding, you can brush and floss teeth normally. It’s important to make sure you look after your teeth properly, as this will help to prolong the life of your teeth bonding. Avoid using your teeth as tools because this could chip bonded areas, and of course, it can damage your natural teeth.
How long cosmetic dental bonding last?
We evaluate the condition of all restorations during every checkup here at Gentle Dental. With appropriate care, your dental bonding should last for several years before it needs replacing. Habits such as smoking and consuming highly colored foods and beverages can stain dental composite more quickly.