Dental bonding is a fast, painless, and remarkably cost-effective way to address common cosmetic dental problems such as:
- Minor chips and cracks
- Uneven or irregular tooth sizes or shapes
- Small gaps or spaces between teeth
Cambridge and Boston-area cosmetic dentist Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF can determine if dental bonding can meet your dental goals and inform you of any other treatment options.
About Dental Bonding
Bonding materials are made of tooth colored resin that is applied to your teeth for complete restoration in a single office visit. Bonding requires a porous surface for adhesion which requires a small amount of preparation prior to placement. However, unlike preparation for porcelain veneers, this will not require any of your natural tooth enamel be removed.
Once your teeth have been slightly roughened, one of our cosmetic dentists will apply bonding material that has been carefully selected to match adjacent teeth in color. Dental bonding is applied in layers, with each treatment being hardened with a special light before the next is applied.
After the final application, your bonding will be sculpted and polished to provide a naturally flawless appearance.
Dental Bonding Candidates
The best candidates for dental bonding should have minor cosmetic flaws they wish to address quickly. Our cosmetic dentists have years of experience with tooth bonding and can use this treatment to produce remarkable results, but bonding is neither as strong nor as long-lasting as other cosmetic options.
If you are addressing larger problems or if you have both functional and cosmetic issues, our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or another, more suitable option. This will be based on your unique needs and determined during your comprehensive initial consultation.
If you would like to learn if dental bonding is right for you, please call Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry today at 781-396-8558 to schedule a consultation at our comfortable Medford, Massachusetts, office. We also serve patients from Boston, Cambridge, Winchester and Somerville.