Have your teeth lost their shine? Has your once bright smile, slowly faded over time, looking drab and worn? Are slightly chipped teeth making it uncomfortable to smile proudly? If you can relate to any of these situations, dental bonding may be the solution.
What Is Bonding?
Bonding is a relative simple procedure for restoring the natural appearance of your smile. The process consists of applying a white filling onto the chipped, stained, or misshapen tooth. This process can change your smile overnight, making you look younger and feel more confident. With just a single visit to your dentist’s office, you can get back the smile you deserve.
Tooth Bonding as Filling Material
Many of our patients have asked if there are other options besides unsightly, silver amalgam fillings. The answer is yes. Bonded fillings are a wonderful way to preserve the natural appearance of your teeth while repairing the damage done from tooth decay and used on both the front and back teeth. However, it is important to have a conversation with your dentist to make sure you are a candidate for tooth bonding. In some cases, the tooth location or extent of the decay may affect the ability to use the bonding material.
An Inexpensive Cosmetic Option
More and more patients are interested in tooth bonding because it is more affordable than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers. Patients who opt for tooth bonding appreciate that the procedure is quick and often completed with just one trip to our office.
If you’re interested to learn more about tooth bonding, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss the particulars of your situation to determine the best treatment options. We will discuss the pros and cons of bonding and give you specific instructions on how to care for your teeth after the bonding material is applied. For example, bonding is susceptible to staining and is not as sturdy as other covering materials like porcelain veneers. However, if the bonding material would break, chip, or become discolored, call our offices right away and we will work with you to correct the problem quickly.
Residents of Newark, DE, who want to improve their appearance with tooth bonding can benefit from the expertise of the dentists at Progressive Dental Arts. Give us a call today to learn more!