Bonding is a wonderful treatment through which we can restore teeth to a natural appearance with improved structural integrity. In some cases, bonding could be considered a tooth-colored filling. There are, however, numerous concerns that may be resolved with this single-visit treatment. Bonding is a conservative method of altering the appearance or structure of a tooth or teeth. The process requires very little reduction, which meets our desire to preserve natural tooth material as much as possible. If your dental situation can be helped with bonding, your dentist will provide the details of treatment and care.
Some of the concerns for which we may consider dental bonding include:
- Tooth decay
- Visible cracks and chips
- Localized discoloration
- Small gaps
- Poor shape of a tooth or teeth
- Sensitivity resulting from gum recession
- Excessive wear which has shortened a tooth or teeth
A Simplified Process for Enhanced Beauty
Many people choose bonding to achieve their aesthetic goals. This treatment is straightforward and virtually painless due to the minimal need for reduction, if any. Most cases can be completed without injections of numbing medication. After the ideal shade of composite material to match surrounding teeth has been selected, a liquid conditioner is applied to the treatment site. This creates a texture onto which composite more easily bonds. Pliable tooth-colored material is applied to the tooth and is shaped and sized to blend seamlessly into the smile. It is then cured, or hardened, with light. The bonding process is completed with trimming, shaping, and polishing.
Though bonding may not be ideal for every situation, several advantages can be obtained with this process. In addition to being very minimally invasive, cosmetic bonding is convenient, fast, and affordable. There is no need for excessive tooth reduction, no risk of sensitivity, no temporaries, and no waiting for a final restoration to be made in a lab. Cost-effective and timely, bonding can give you a better-looking smile NOW.
Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, P.L.L.C. has helped thousands of patients love their smiles. We are serious about our work and have a passion for creating beautiful, healthy smiles. To learn more about the bonding process and discover if this treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation in our comfortable office.