Cosmetic Bonding Waterbury Residents Rely On
At Waterbury Smiles, our dentists and team always want patients to have a beautiful, healthy smile they love to share, but for many people, that goal seems out of reach. Cosmetic and restorative dental options can be too expensive, invasive, or painful. Luckily, dental bonding available from our Waterbury, CT dental team is cost efficient, minimally invasive, and virtually painless dental procedure that can conceal dental damage in a single visit. Whether you’re looking for a treatment to cover cracks, chips, gaps, or stains on teeth, ask about cosmetic bonding next time you visit Waterbury Smiles. If dental bonding wouldn’t be effective, we’ll work with you one on one to determine the best treatment for your specific situation.
What is Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic dental bonding refers to repairing or correcting smile irregularities using a tooth-colored composite resin. The word bonding comes from the process of preparing teeth to receive crowns, inlays, onlays and other dental restorations. Bonding agents, usually mild acids, are applied to the tooth to “etch” the enamel creating rough areas that the restorative materials attach to. Most dental restorations are created outside the mouth and connected to the bonded tooth with an additional layer of dental cement to hold the pre-made restoration in place. Cosmetic bonding is the placement of composite resin directly onto the bonded tooth surface without the necessity for an additional layer of dental cement. Because the putty-like resin is applied directly to the tooth, the bond between the dental structure and the restorative material is stronger and more resistant to changes in temperature, wearing down, cracking, or breaking apart from the tooth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding, Waterbury
Dental bonding is one the easiest ways to transform any smile in a single visit. Some of the benefits of cosmetic bonding include:
- Little to no enamel preparation necessary
- One appointment restoration
- Conceal or correct numerous dental irregularities
- Budget friendly
- Pain free
- Compared with amalgam fillings, composite resin looks better and strengthens the remaining dental structure
Patients Who Should Consider Dental Bonding
The best candidates for dental bonding are those who have minor smile irregularities they wish to conceal or repair. Some of the many uses of cosmetic bonding include:
- Filling teeth that have been damaged by cavities
- Repairing cracks and chips in teeth
- Closing a wide gap between teeth
- Concealing discoloration that cannot be removed with teeth whitening
- Adding protection to tooth roots exposed by receding gums
- Lengthening teeth
- Changing the shape of teeth
Dental Bonding FAQs
Are you interested in learning more about cosmetic dental bonding in Waterbury before you request an appointment for it? Below, we have compiled some FAQs about this popular procedure, along with their answers. If you do not find the information you were looking for, you are welcome to give us a call so we can personally address your questions.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
On average, dental bonding lasts 4 – 8 years before replacement becomes necessary. Your bonding may last even longer if you are extra diligent about caring for it well. If you are interested in a more permanent solution to your teeth’s aesthetic imperfections, porcelain veneers may be a cosmetic dentistry treatment that is better suited to your preferences.
How Can I Take Care of My Dental Bonding?
To help your dental bonding retain its strength and color for as long as possible, you should:
- Stick to a thorough daily oral hygiene routine
- Visit Marini or Dr. Mancini twice a year for a cleaning and checkup
- Avoid activities that might break the bonding, such as chewing on ice or playing sports without a mouthguard
- If you grind your teeth, ask us about getting a custom nightguard to protect both your natural teeth and your bonding
Will Dental Bonding Match My Teeth?
The resin that is used in the dental bonding procedure can be shade-matched to blend in with the color of your teeth. However, keep in mind that bonding does not respond to whitening treatments. Therefore, if you would like a brighter smile, it is best to undergo whitening before you commit to dental bonding.
Also, it is worth remembering that dental bonding may become stained over time if you smoke or consume large amounts of dark foods and beverages. Thorough oral hygiene may help to lessen the risk of staining.
Are There Any Potential Problems with Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is minimally invasive and poses practically no risk at all to your oral health. Most patients are very pleased with the results of their bonding. However, as mentioned earlier, the bonding material can become stained or break over time. When you visit us for your consultation, your dentist in Waterbury will happily discuss all the pros and cons of dental bonding with you.
How Many Teeth Can Be Treated with Dental Bonding?
We generally recommend dental bonding for patients who have just one or two teeth that they would like to improve the appearance of, or who have small cavities that need to be filled. If you have more extensive aesthetic issues with your smile, or you have a significant amount of dental decay, we may recommend different procedures to help you achieve optimum results.
Call the Cosmetic Dentist Waterbury Turns To – Waterbury Smiles
If you’re interested in finding out more about dental bonding from Waterbury Smiles, call our friendly, welcoming team today. Our dentists will examine your teeth, and help you determine whether dental bonding is right for you. In some cases of discoloration, teeth whitening may be a better option. For some damaged teeth more extensive restorations like porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, or crowns may be necessary. Whatever the case may be, our team is here to help you get the picture-perfect smile you deserve.