Even though your dentist tells you twice a year that you have healthy and strong teeth and gums, you may not be completely pleased with your smile. One or more aesthetic things could be bothering you, like a life-long gap between your front teeth or a small, but noticeable – at least to you – chip or crack.
That’s why we offer a variety of cosmetic dental options to our patients, including dental veneers, inlays and onlays, and bridges and crowns, which can address an array of tooth imperfections. However, of all the cosmetic dental procedures we provide, dental bonding is perhaps the simplest and most cost-effective one.
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin, also known as white filling, to repair a variety of functional and aesthetic issues, including:
It’s clear that this cosmetic dental procedure can improve your appearance and fix a whole host of aesthetic issues. But, now you may be wondering how involved this procedure is and we think you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that is actually quite simple.
Number of Appointments: Approximately one visit
Below is a step-by-step description of what you can expect:
Step 1: Dr. Simons will use a shade guide to select the appropriate color of composite resin to match your natural teeth.
Step 2: The surface of your teeth with be lightly etched and then coated with a conditioning liquid to ensure the bonding adheres properly.
Step 3: The tooth-colored composite resin will be applied directly to your teeth.
Step 4: After the putty-like resin is applied, Dr. Simons will mold, sculpt, and smooth the resin into the proper shape to ensure a flawless fit.
Step 5: Using an ultraviolet light, Dr. Simons will harden the resin. The light will be pointed directly at the treated tooth for about 30 seconds.
Step 6: Once hardened and set in place, Dr. Simons will polish the tooth to make sure that it matches the shine of your natural teeth.
If you’ve been hoping for an easy solution to your tooth woes, then dental bonding could be the procedure to fulfill those wishes. The only way to know for sure, though, is to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Simons so that he can assess your teeth and your smile goals. Then, he will be able to provide you with his personalized professional recommendation as well as answer any questions you may have.
Of course, no two patients, teeth or smiles are the same, so we want to meet with you in person to give you our best advice. To get Dr. Simon’s personalized professional recommendation, call us at (781) 205-4149, or fill out our quick form on the right to set up your complimentary consultation.