Dental Bonding: The Fast Track to a Beautiful, Symmetrical Smile
Do you have minor dental imperfections that are negatively affecting your smile? Dental bonding may be the solution for you. In Lansdale, PA, Dr. David M. Kaffey and Dr. Mark Weinstein offer dental bonding treatment to improve the appearance of teeth that have minor chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration by applying tooth-colored resin. This affordable cosmetic dental procedure is designed to restore shape and symmetry to your smile, and is generally a good way to decide if you want more extensive cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers.
What is Bonding?
Dental bonding is a conservative treatment that requires no modification to the natural structure of the teeth and gums. It typically does not require anesthesia, although anesthetic accommodations can be made upon request to ensure your comfort. By applying a composite resin (the same material used to create fillings), dental bonding can conceal dental blemishes. This treatment can enhance your smile in a single appointment, making it one of the fastest and most convenient ways to enhance your appearance.
Are You a Candidate?
Patients seeking dental bonding should have healthy teeth and gums, and have a desire to conceal minor aesthetic dental flaws. However, Dr. Kaffey or Dr. Weinstein will carefully review your smile to ensure your candidacy. Dental bonding can repair teeth that have:
- Inconsistent shaping
- Exposed roots
- Wear due to age
Dental Bonding: The Procedure
The dental bonding procedure is simple and straightforward. It can usually be completed in one office visit, however this will depend on the number of teeth being treated. Preparation time is minimal and the procedure itself should not take more than one to two hours. If you wish to have your teeth whitened, it is best to do so before the bonding procedure so your dentist can properly match the shade of resin to your teeth.
The dental bonding procedure is simple and straightforward, and can usually be completed in just one office visit.
To begin, your dentist will choose the correct shade of resin to match your enamel. Thin dental strips may be applied in order to isolate the treated teeth. A mildly acidic etching solution is then applied to your teeth. This will create tiny fissures in your enamel so the bonding agent can adhere more securely to your teeth. Your dentist can now apply and shape the resin. At this point, your dentist will smooth the bonding material, which will allow it to seamlessly blend with your teeth.
At the end of the procedure, you and your dentist will review your smile and make any necessary adjustments. Your teeth will be precisely checked and refined to create an even, comfortable bite. Finally, your dentist will buff your teeth for a natural and realistic appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to start smiling with enhanced confidence? Bonding is a fast and effective way to achieve a smile you can be proud to share with everyone you meet. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.