Dental Bonding – Montgomeryville, PA
We’ll Repair Your Damaged Teeth To Look as Good as New
Are your chipped and cracked teeth detracting from your otherwise great-looking smile? We can repair and refresh your grin in a single office visit with dental bonding. This procedure isn’t just fast and effective, it’s also painless. By using a simple tooth-colored composite resin that we craft to match the rest of your tooth, we can repair it with practically no preparation. So, you won’t have to worry about having any of your natural tooth enamel drastically altered. Our team will make you feel comfortable and welcome as soon as you walk in the door. We look forward to repairing your grin so it becomes your new favorite trait!
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental or cosmetic bonding is when one of our experienced dentists will restore your smile using a composite resin that’s matched to the natural color of your teeth. The reason it’s called bonding is because we will cure and bond it to your damaged tooth in order to repair a crack, chip, or close a gap between your teeth. It’s a cost-effective and easy procedure that can be done quickly so you don’t have to visit us multiple times.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding has a variety of uses and is one of the fastest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Porcelain veneers and crowns can cover your teeth to conceal cracks, chips, and stains, but they need to be made in a dental lab, meaning you’ll have to visit your cosmetic dentist multiple times. Bonding can be completed in a single visit, depending on how many teeth you need repaired.
Another benefit that draws patients toward bonding instead of other cosmetic procedures is that it requires little to no preparation. With veneers and crowns, a portion of your natural tooth’s enamel needs to be removed, but not with bonding. Also, it’s a painless procedure that typically doesn’t require any kind of anesthesia or sedation.
What is the Process of Dental Bonding?
The first step to repairing your smile is to visit our website or contact us to schedule your appointment. When you come in, you won’t have to worry about anesthesia or any kind of sedation unless you suffer from dental anxiety or the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth.
One of our dentists will use a special guide to determine what shade of composite resin to use to match the color of your natural tooth. In order for the composite resin to properly bond with your natural tooth, we’ll roughen it up and apply a special liquid. After that, we’ll begin molding and shaping the resin to match the rest of your tooth. After that, we’ll use a special light that helps cure and harden the resin to the surface of your natural tooth. After that, we’ll complete any finishing touches and polish it. It can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to repair each tooth.
How Do You Care for Your Teeth After the Procedure?
After the procedure, you won’t have to worry about taking special care of your teeth. In fact, all you need to do is follow your regular oral hygiene routine by brushing twice each day and flossing at least once a day. Remember to schedule your appointment for your semi-annual checkups and cleanings with us to make sure your bonded teeth are in good shape. Try to avoid oral habits like biting fingernails, chewing on pens, and eating ice so your newly-restored teeth don’t chip, as well.
By repairing your teeth with cosmetic bonding, we can give you a solution that improves your smile for anywhere from 3 to 10 years. We have a dedicated team of dental professionals waiting to fix up your beautiful smile, so what’s left to think about?
Dental Bonding FAQs
As one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures that we offer here at Dental Innovations, dental bonding in Montgomeryville is rapidly growing in popularity. Since it’s quick and easy to apply to your aesthetically imperfect teeth, it doesn’t cost as much as other cosmetic treatments like veneers. However, despite its simplicity, it helps to learn as much as you can about this procedure before going through with it. That’s why we’ve taken the time to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about dental bonding.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Your cosmetic dentist in Montgomeryville can use bonding to address a wide variety of aesthetic flaws that may lie within your teeth, such as:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Severely stained teeth
- Minor gaps between teeth
- Uneven, misshapen, or worn-down teeth
- Decayed teeth
If you are receiving dental bonding for purely cosmetic reasons, we’ll have to make sure there are no structural problems with your affected tooth beforehand. That means that if we detect gum disease or cavities, we’ll have to treat those issues prior to placing dental bonding.
Are There Any Potential Problems with Dental Bonding?
While the composite resin used in dental bonding is fairly stain-resistant, it doesn’t resist discoloration quite as effectively as crowns or veneers. It’s also worth mentioning that bonding typically doesn’t last as long as these other cosmetic treatments, and it’s not as durable, meaning it’s a little more vulnerable to chipping or breaking. However, the vast majority of our patients are ecstatic with the results of their bonding.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Depending on how many of your teeth need to be corrected, your dentist in Montgomeryville can usually complete the dental bonding treatment in just one appointment. Unless the tooth has extensive decay, most teeth can be treated in half an hour at most.
Will Other People Be Able to Tell My Tooth Is Bonded?
Many people are hesitant to undergo a cosmetic procedure like bonding because they worry their results will appear unnatural. Rest assured that onlookers shouldn’t be able to detect that you received dental bonding at all. As we mentioned earlier, we use a shade guide to determine the exact color of the composite resin that will best blend in with your enamel while also correcting imperfections like chips and gaps. To minimize the risk of staining your bonding material, it’s best to limit your consumption of foods and drinks that could cause discoloration, like coffee, red wine, berries, or darkly pigmented sauces.