Do you have chipped and cracked teeth? Are you looking for an efficient way to repair your smile? Ask Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario about teeth bonding treatment in his Ardmore, PA dental office. Dr. Bellisario is a cosmetic dentist with years of experience. He is passionate about helping his patients restore functionality and aesthetics to their smiles.
Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that structures injured and damaged teeth. Dental bonding can also cover crooked teeth, brighten stained teeth, lengthen short teeth, and fix gaps in the smile. Bonding offers efficient care with natural-looking results.
Dental bonding offers quicker, more economical treatment for our patients than porcelain veneers. If you have imperfections in your smile that you would like to fix, teeth bonding may be right for you.
Dental Bonding Treatment
Before treatment, we will ensure you are in good oral health. If needed, we can provide a root canal, tooth extraction, or gum disease treatment. Dr. Bellisario will prepare the teeth for the bonding material by roughening the tooth’s surface. This does not damage the natural tooth enamel but creates the proper surface for the biocomposite resin.
Then, Dr. Bellisario molds and sculpts the resin to each prepared tooth. Once the teeth are the correct color and shape, he uses a curing light to set the bonding material. Finally, he polishes the newly bonded teeth.
Directly after treatment, avoid eating hard or chewy foods that can damage your newly bonded teeth. We will also ask you to avoid eating or drinking foods and beverages that easily stain. Avoid tea, berries, tomatoes, coffee, and wine. Also, do not use tobacco products that cause yellowing and deep tooth stains. You can gently brush and floss your bonded teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is one of the most affordable dental treatment options. Though temporary, it remains a restoration for at least 3-5 years. Typically, we don’t have to go through as much preparation or require as many materials as we do for other restorations, which makes it affordable for more patients. It’s a conservative restoration that isn’t invasive. Very minimal tooth structure needs to be removed.
Bonding provides a seamless appearance and requires very little maintenance. The resin we use matches the shade of your teeth perfectly. The goal is to ensure that it looks natural with the rest of your teeth. It’s a natural-looking result. Even how we buff and polish the resin makes it look more natural because it also matches the texture.
To care for your bonded teeth, you must brush and floss as usual and visit the dentist regularly. However, bonding material can stain. Over time, if you smoke or drink coffee, the bonding material will discolor. If the bonding material stains, we’ll need to remove it and replace it with new bonding material that we color-match to the rest of your smile. Bonding lasts longer with proper care of your smile and good oral hygiene.
Tooth Bonding Versatility
One of the biggest benefits of dental bonding is how versatile it is. Bonding can treat anything that porcelain veneers can treat — and in a more affordable package.
To treat discolored teeth, we typically recommend professional teeth whitening. However, not all discoloration responds to the traditional whitening method. Discoloration caused by trauma, medication, and other intrinsic issues won’t respond to teeth bleaching. With dental bonding, you can choose the shade of white you want your teeth to be. The resin can cover the entire tooth, making it the shade of white you desire.
For chipped or cracked teeth, bonding material can fill out the portion of your tooth that’s been broken off. Your teeth will be rounded and even, matching the rest of the teeth in your smile. This is also the case for misshapen or disfigured teeth. It can change size and shape to blend in with the teeth around it. You get a harmonious and balanced smile.
Since each bonding treatment is personalized, it can close gaps between teeth. We mold the material to bridge tooth gaps while looking natural in your smile. If you have minor gaps and slight spacing issues, you don’t necessarily need orthodontic treatment. Bonding allows us to correct these problems quicker, easier, and less expensive.
Though bonding is technically a cosmetic treatment, it also protects your teeth from further damage. A thin layer of resin provides added strength and protection against tooth decay. We typically do this on molars that have a higher risk of succumbing to tooth decay and cavities. It’s a barrier that helps the longevity and stability of the tooth. If dental nerves are exposed because of a break, it helps you avoid the sensitivity and problems that come with that as well.
Contact Our Dental Office
Are you interested in dental bonding treatment? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Bellisario on our website. You can also call the Office of Dr. Bellisario today at (610) 839-8967. If you have questions about cosmetic dental options, please ask our dentists at your next consultation. They will be happy to help.