Do you have a chipped or fractured tooth? Is a discolored tooth keeping you from feeling confident? Dental bonding is a treatment that helps with problems such as these. It is also an effective solution for closing spaces between teeth or to change their shape. A simple cosmetic procedure, dental bonding helps give you a natural, healthy looking smile.
What is dental bonding?
Your dentist will apply a tooth-colored composite resin to the damaged tooth, which then hardens in order to hide chips, cracks or discolorations in the tooth. Your dentist will then further shape and polish the resin and tooth to ensure it blends in with the rest of your teeth.
Bonding is a quick procedure that doesn’t require any down time. If not using anesthesia, you can resume normal activity immediately following the procedure. The total bonding appointment may take 30 to 60 minutes.
Bonded teeth are taken care of just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. We do recommend that you have regular dental checkups, at which time we will make sure your teeth are in good health and the treatment has been maintained. It is recommended that you avoid hard foods or nail biting, as these factors many increase the chances that the bonding will break or chip.
Thanks to modern cosmetic treatments like dental bonding, you can quickly and effectively improve your smile with a solution that, with proper care, is long-lasting. Our patients in Syracuse, NY and the surrounding area have been pleased with the results of their dental bonding procedures. We make sure to take our time and listen to patients — understanding their needs and the outcomes they wish to achieve. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to see if dental bonding is a good fit for your needs.