Repair Minor Imperfections with Dental Bonding
Teeth that are cracked, chipped, or discolored can be restored to their natural beauty through dental bonding. Made of composite resin, dental bonding material is customized to match the shade of your tooth enamel, making repairs appear seamless. To learn if dental bonding is right for you, visit Dr. James Stein's Boston, MA, dental practice today.
With proper oral care, regular six-month checkups and cleanings, and the absence of injury, dental bonding can last five to seven years or more.
About Dental Bonding
In most cases, dental bonding is completed in a single office visit. If necessary for patient comfort, Dr. Stein can administer anesthetic. As the first step, he prepares the tooth by etching its surface. This ensures a solid bond between the tooth enamel and the composite resin. The custom-shaded resin is then applied to the treatment area.
Dr. Stein’s experience and expertise with dental bonding allows him to sculpt the restoration for the most aesthetic and natural results. Next, a curing light hardens the material, and the tooth is shaped and polished. He will always assess the relationship between the new restoration and opposing teeth, to ensure proper occlusion.
With proper oral care at home, regular six-month checkups and cleanings, and the absence of injury, dental bonding can last five to seven years or more. Patients can treat the bonding just as they would a tooth-colored filling, since it is the same material.
Why Choose Dental BONDING?
Dental bonding is an excellent way to repair minor imperfections caused by cracks, chips, or dental stains. Bonding can also close wide spaces between teeth. It is a more cost effective method for fixing and renewing your smile than porcelain veneers. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is also pain-free and simple, with the procedure only taking a few hours, at most. A smile makeover may include bonding and a combination of other restorative and cosmetic treatments to deliver a vibrant, youthful smile.
Protecting Your Treated Tooth
Bonding is usually done to improve the appearance of front teeth. Accidents happen, of course, but patients should be cautious when playing sports with their new bonded tooth. Wearing a mouth guard can reduce your risk of damaging the tooth. Patients should also avoid chewing on hard foods or objects, such as ice or pens.
In addition, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep or while playing sports, ask Dr. Stein about a mouth guard to protect your teeth from wear. Finally, brush twice and floss once every day, and use an antibacterial mouth wash to promote good oral health.
Repair Chipped, Discolored Teeth Today
During your consultation, Dr. James Stein will discuss your goals with you, and find out what you envision for your smile. He strives to deliver a healthy, attractive smile, each and every time. If you have a chipped, cracked, or badly stained tooth, contact our practice today to schedule your dental bonding consultation with our skilled, caring staff.