Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure used to improve dental imperfections and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Composite resin is bonded to your teeth to change the length, shape, size, or shade of your teeth. Bonding can be used to improve discoloration, chips or cracks, gaps, and to elongate teeth or change their shape entirely.
The procedure is often combined with contouring and shaping, which involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel to improve the tooth’s appearance. Contact us at Perkasie Dental Loft today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsey Cerdas.
Preventive dentistry if your foundation for a healthy smile. With regular cleanings and exams, small dental issues can be caught before they turn into large and costly problems. Preventive dental care along with a diligent at-home brushing and flossing routine can help prevent dental issues all together. It’s these small investments in your oral hygiene that lead to a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dental plaque is made up of more than 300 different types of bacteria.
Regular flossing allows you to clean an additional 40% of your tooth surface.
Over 90% of American adults have had a cavity at some point in their lives.
Dental bonding is painless and doesn’t require any local anesthesia.
At your consultation, Dr. Lindsey Cerdas will examine your teeth to determine if dental bonding is the most suitable treatment for you.
We’ll take a shade guide of your teeth to match the bonding material with your natural smile. We’ll then roughen your tooth enamel and apply a conditioning liquid that helps encourage the bonding.
The composite resin will be applied to your teeth and molded to fit the shape of your tooth. It’s then cured with UV light to harden. This takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth.
After the composite resin has been cured, additional trimming and contouring can be performed to perfect the appearance. Your tooth will then be polished.
Dental bonding lasts on average for 3-10 years depending on wear and tear. Each individual has different oral hygiene practices and lifestyle habits so the longevity of the bonding can vary greatly. To increase the lifespan of your dental bonding:
Dental bonding is a painless minimally invasive and cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. No anesthesia is required in most cases. It’s one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures and is a great alternative to veneers and dental crowns.
It also enables you to improve the aesthetics of your teeth without removing a significant amount of enamel from your teeth. Bonding can also close small gaps between the teeth without resorting to costly and lengthy orthodontic treatment. Patients with sensitive teeth can experience some relief with tooth bonding by sealing exposed nerves.
Dental bonding can improve tooth sensitivity.