Strengthen Teeth With Dental Bonding
We often see patients who have minor cosmetic imperfections or slight damage to their teeth that they would like to address with a simple, inexpensive, and safe treatment option. Dental bonding at our York, PA cosmetic dental practice both cosmetic and restorative applications. During the procedure, a cosmetic dentist applies a small amount of composite resin to the treatment area and shapes it for a completely natural-looking effect. The bonding solution will also be color matched to the surrounding teeth for a seamless integration into your smile.
Virtually anyone who has minor cosmetic imperfections can be considered for dental bonding. Bonding can be used to conceal minor chips, cracks, and discoloration, as well as concerns related to the size and shape of your teeth. Teeth that are worn or irregularly shaped, for example, can easily be lengthened and made to look more uniform with dental bonding. The composite can also close gaps in your smile.
Before your candidacy is approved, our specialists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums. Like any cosmetic procedure, it is important to have healthy gums before beginning treatment.
Restoring Your Oral Health
Along with the many aesthetic benefits of dental bonding, this treatment option can also restore or improve your oral health. Dental bonding can be used to fill small cavities, strengthening teeth and protecting against future deterioration. Tooth-colored, composite fillings offer several advantages over traditional amalgam fillings.
Older fillings made from metal had a tendency to begin to show through a patient’s teeth, which would give their smiles a grayish tint. Composite fillings offer an improved appearance because they can be color-matched to your natural teeth. They also offer benefits for your oral health. Fillings made from composite resin form a strong bond with your teeth, providing a higher level of protection from decay in the future. When bonding is used to treat a chip or a crack in a tooth, this strong bond will prevent the damaged area from growing larger over time. The bonding solution is also very durable, and can be expected to last for up to 10 years with proper care.
Why Choose Dental Bonding?
Patients often choose dental bonding because of four unique benefits it provides:
- Fast results: Dental bonding can be completed in a single visit to our office. Solutions such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns typically take at least two office visits to complete, and require extensive planning using dental impressions and mockups.
- Minimal preparation: After a teeth cleaning, we can apply your bonding. The treatment requires no removal of dental tissue. As a result, the treatment is completely reversible. Crowns, on the other hand, require extensive reshaping of a tooth. While our veneers are minimal-prep restorations that often do not require alteration of the tooth, some cases will require some minor preparation.
- Affordability: Bonding is a simple and comparatively affordable treatment that can fit easily into virtually any budget.
- Outstanding results: Using proven dental expertise and an artistic touch, we can apply the resin and make minute refinements to provide your smile with improved symmetry and a beautiful appearance. Bonding does not last as long as crowns or veneers, but the treatment can help you decide if you wish to undergo a more long-term enhancement.
Is Bonding Right For Me?
If you have minor dental imperfections that make you feel self-conscious about your smile, cosmetic dentistry can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile and restore your confidence. Dental bonding may be the right treatment for you if:
- You desire a fast enhancement in time for a wedding, graduation, or other event.
- You want to be conservative with your budget.
- You do not wish to undergo permanent alteration of your teeth.
- You like the idea of having porcelain veneers, but feel unsure about committing to the procedure.
During treatment, our cosmetic dentist will carefully match the color of the bonding solution to that of your natural teeth and sculpt the resin so that it is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile. View some of our patients’ results in our before and after dental bonding photo gallery.
Make An Appointment
If you are concerned with chipped, cracked, discolored, misshapen, or gapped teeth, dental bonding may be the solution you are looking for. To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, please contact our office and schedule a consultation today.