Dental bonding offers patients a simple way to make a wide range of changes to their smiles. Also known as composite bonding or tooth-colored fillings, bonding is affordable and efficient. Treatment can be completed in a single appointment, with the bonding shaped chairside. This eliminates the need for temporaries or multiple visits to the office.
Dental Bonding – Conditions & Treatment Goals
Fill cavities without visible amalgam fillings
Repair chipped teeth or cracked teeth
Cover stains or discolored teeth
Close gaps between teeth
Lengthen and extend front teeth
Reshape front teeth for a more symmetrical smile
Cover tooth roots exposed by receding gums
Bonding may be used in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures.
If you are interested in restoring your front teeth, or making adjustments to your smile’s appearance, bonding could be the right procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Khaghany-Duffy to learn more about your treatment options. If bonding isn’t appropriate, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns may be the best procedure. Get in touch today to learn more.
What is the Difference Between a White Filling and a Silver Filling?
Silver fillings (amalgam fillings) have been in use for many years. They were once the best option for filling cavities. Composite fillings are a modern alternative. They restore decayed teeth using a tooth-colored material that is most often composed of plastic or glass polymers. Dental bonding not only looks like natural enamel, it also feels like natural enamel.
After Your Dental Bonding Procedure
After your dental bonding has been placed, your teeth may feel sensitive, especially as the local anesthesia wears off. Avoid hot or cold food and drinks for the next several days to help minimize sensitivity. After this period, your teeth will feel comfortable and you will likely forget that the bonding is in place. Follow your usual brushing and flossing routines, and get in touch if you notice any difficulties cleaning your teeth with your new bonding.