A practical solution for fixing chipped, broken or stained teeth can be dental bonding.
What is bonding?
Dental Bonding (materials bonded to tooth) is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where tooth colored material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, polished and hardened. Dental bonding is an easy solution for smaller cosmetic procedures and is also used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities due to the appearance. “Dental bonding makes huge changes for our patients,” Philadelphia dentist Dr. Ken Cirka says. “From chipped teeth to white spots, an easy inexpensive fix may be bonding.”
We will apply a mild amount of conditioner to the surface of your tooth which is used to roughen the surface of the tooth so that the bonding material will attach properly. The putty-like material is situated on the tooth, shaped and sculpted. Next a special light is placed on the area for the material to harden.
Advantages of bonding
- Simplicity- Anesthesia is not needed during the entire procedure. Dental bonding also requires the smallest amount of enamel removal compared to major operations.
- Cost– Bonding fee is significantly less than most cosmetic dentistry treatments and can help dramatically change the appearance of one’s teeth.
- Quick- Typically bonding is completed in only one dental visit.
When is bonding a great choice?
If you’d like to correct a small crack, discoloration or even gaps between teeth- dental bonding can help you!
Here are some tips to keeping your bonding looking brand new:
- Contact us if you notice sharp edges or uncomfortable bite- we can touch up any bonding you may have received in the past.
- No smoking- Smoking can not only stain your teeth and bondings.
- Since dental bonding can chip, avoid biting your nails or chewing hard objects. Examples are pens, pencils, ice and raw carrots.
- Cut down on red wine, coffee and tea.