Syracuse & Auburn, NY
Even the smallest chip or crack in your teeth can affect your willingness to smile. If you are looking to achieve a beautiful smile free of flaws and imperfections, dental bonding is a quick and effective way to achieve it. Dental bonding is used essentially as a filler to repair chips, mask cracks, and paint over discolored portions of your teeth. Bonding composites generally last longer than traditional metal fillings and can be made to match the color of your existing teeth, leaving you with a healthy, natural-looking smile. Martin & Winkler DDS offers dental bonding at their Auburn and Syracuse dental practices.
Can I Benefit from Dental Bonding?
You may benefit from bonding if you are self-conscious of any of the following:
- Cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged teeth
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Small gaps and spaces between teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Tooth damage caused by receding gums
What to Expect from the Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding treatment at our dental office is painless and typically only takes an hour or less to complete, depending on how many teeth are being bonded.
Before treatment, we will use a shade guide to select the resin color that best matches the color of your teeth. We will then prepare your tooth to receive the bonding material by gently applying phosphoric acid solution to tooth enamel, which will help the resin, a putty-like material, adhere more strongly. The resin is applied to the tooth and sculpted to the proper size and shape in order to make it look as natural as possible. The resin is hardened and bonded to the teeth with an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the composite is hardened, it will be polished and buffed to a smooth appearance that matches the look of your teeth.
With proper care and attention, dental bonding can last for years. Our experienced team of dental professionals will gladly provide tips on how to care for your new, stellar smile during your appointment with us.
If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, contact a cosmetic and restorative dentist at Martin & Winkler today!