Dental Bonding: A Simple Way to Achieve a Dramatic Enhancement
Dental bonding performed at United Dental Group is a fast, simple, and effective way to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Our dentists can apply composite tooth-colored resin to cover small chips and cracks, close wide gaps, and give teeth a more uniform shape or size. The resin is specially selected to match the shade of your teeth for results that look absolutely natural. If small imperfections are causing you to feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, the dentists at United Dental Group are prepared to help you. Please contact any of our conveniently located offices to make an appointment with one of our doctors.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding — also referred to as teeth bonding and cosmetic bonding— is an affordable alternative to veneers. Teeth bonding involves the use of a composite resin that is color-matched to the shade of your natural teeth. It can be applied to conceal chips, cracks, and discoloration, or cosmetic concerns related to the size or shape of the teeth. The entire procedure can be performed in just one appointment.
Why is dental bonding used?
Bonding teeth can conceal a number of minor dental imperfections, including:-Chipped teeth:
The resin can replace small portions of a tooth that have broken away.-Tooth discoloration:
For stubborn or intrinsic stains that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments, dental bonding can give teeth a color that matches surrounding teeth.-Uneven teeth:
Our dentist can apply resin to teeth that appear abnormally small in order to create an appearance of symmetry in your smile.-Minor misalignment:
By applying a small amount of resin to the sides of teeth, our dentist can create the appearance of a straighter smile.-Gaps in teeth:
Dental bonding can close large gaps between teeth for a uniform, symmetrical appearance.-Damaged teeth:
Following treatment for trauma or decay, we can use tooth-colored resin to repair and strengthen the structure of the tooth, while achieving a natural appearance.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?Cosmetic dental bonding may offer you the following benefits:
How is Teeth Bonding Performed at United Dental Group?
The cosmetic bonding procedure begins with a thorough examination to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, bonding requires a healthy smile foundation, so your doctor will have to treat any instances of periodontal disease or tooth decay before moving ahead with treatment. To begin your treatment, our dentist will match the shade of the bonding material to that of your teeth. Next, the dentist will place clear strips on either side of the teeth being treated to prevent the bonding solution from contacting the adjacent teeth. Our dentist will then begin to apply an etching solution that creates tiny fissures in the surface of the tooth. This allows the resin to achieve a strong bond. Next, your doctor will apply the resin to your tooth to achieve the desired effect. Once in place, the resin is hardened with a curing light. Finally, the dentist will polish and trim the resin to create a smooth, natural-looking surface.
What is the difference between dental bonding and porcelain veneers?In some cases, teeth bonding can be a viable alternative to porcelain veneers. Bonding is less costly, and can typically be performed in a single visit. However, depending on your goals and the state of your teeth, veneers may be a better option. During a consultation, our dentists will answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about which treatment is best for you.