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
- Receding gums
- Stains that don’t respond to whitening treatment
Winchester 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 to be removed.
Once we slightly roughen your teeth, one of our cosmetic dentists will apply bonding material that we have carefully selected to match adjacent teeth in color. We apply the dental bonding in layers. We harden each layer with a special light before we apply the next one.
After the final application, Dr. Clancy sculpts and polishes the bonding to provide a naturally flawless appearance.
When you choose dental bonding to enhance your smile, you’re also choosing a lot of benefits. One of the top benefits is how inexpensive it is. Yes, dental bonding only lasts for a few years, but when it delivers such amazing results, its low cost is absolutely worth it.
Not only is it a cost-effective cosmetic dentistry procedure, but is a fast procedure. Dr. Clancy will complete your treatment in just one visit. Other cosmetic procedures like orthodontics take months to years to complete. If you wanted to hide your gapped smile, it would take ages. With porcelain veneers, you need to visit us at least twice to achieve your results. Dental bonding gives you amazing results in just one appointment so you can look great as soon as you walk out our door.
Dental bonding also requires little to no removal of your tooth’s structure. One allows you to preserve your natural tooth, even after your bonding comes off. The more natural tooth you have, the stronger your tooth is.
Lastly, dental bonding results look great. We use a tooth-colored composite material that matches your surrounding teeth exactly so your results look completely natural.
Dental Bonding Candidates
The best candidates 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 great Boston area dental office.