Are discolored teeth impacting the appearance of your smile? Do you have dental injuries that create an unbalanced bite? Ask our office about teeth bonding in Lansdale, PA. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses composite resin, which is typically a mixture of acrylic and ceramic materials. When applied to a tooth, dental bonding can brighten and add structure to the enamel. Tooth bonding treatment fixes areas of discoloration or damage to create a more uniform smile.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is one of the most accessible dental treatments available. This is because it can be completely removed if needed. Many treatment options aren’t eligible for children because they permanently alter the smile. Even children can get dental bonding to repair a chipped or broken tooth.
Bonding can basically take care of anything that porcelain veneers can. This includes chipped or broken teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth, or gaps between teeth. However, it’s not a permanent treatment like porcelain veneers are. Though bonding material is temporary, it can last for five years or more if it’s taken care of properly. If you decide you want to commit to a permanent solution, the bonding can be removed and replaced with a porcelain veneer.
Because it’s temporary, your tooth doesn’t have to be permanently altered to get bonding. There’s very minimal tooth preparation required. If you decide you no longer want a dental restoration at all, you don’t have to replace the bonding material with anything. Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective procedures, too. It’s affordable for almost any patient, and almost any patient is eligible because of this.
While dental bonding can’t be whitened with professional teeth whitening solutions, it’s easy to take care of discoloration or other issues. We can remove the bonding material and replace it with material that’s color-matched to the rest of your smile. If your dental bonding chips or cracks, we can add more to complete your tooth again.
The Tooth Bonding Process
Before treatment, we will examine your mouth to determine if dental bonding is the best cosmetic treatment for you. To begin treatment, we will create a mix of composite resin to apply to the teeth. The bonding material is malleable, which means we can sculpt it to look just like a natural tooth. Once we ensure that the bonded teeth are the correct color, shape, and size, we cure them with UV light. The light hardens the resin in place for durability and strength.
To ensure your bonded teeth last, brush using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Remember to floss between your teeth to remove bacteria build-up. If you play sports, wear a custom sports mouthguard to protect your bonded teeth from injuries or loss. Finally, visit our dental office twice yearly for a dental cleaning and examination.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you want to try dental bonding? Request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. You can also call our dental office for tooth bonding treatment today at 267-651-7247. At your next consultation, please let us know if you have any questions, and we can help.