Tooth bonding serves many purposes in the maintenance of a healthy and beautiful smile. It can restore tooth decay or damage and address a wide range of common cosmetic concerns. Dr. Evans and Dr. Ziemba are both members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and offer patients the experience and skill necessary to achieve natural looking, comfortable results. Tooth bonding may be recommended to treat:
- Damaged or cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Change the shape of a tooth
Tooth bonding is not considered a permanent restoration, although it can last for 10 years or more with good dental care. Tooth bonding is often a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers, allowing adult patients to “try on” a smile makeover before committing to a more permanent option. It is also a great solution for young patients with tooth damage to avoid the cost and longer treatment associated with dental veneers.
Tooth Bonding: What To Expect
The tooth bonding process is similar to a dental filling in many ways and typically completed during a single visit to our Longmeadow dentist office. Dr. Evans or Dr. Ziemba will begin by numbing the tooth and area around it with a local anesthetic. The tooth is prepared by removing a very small amount of surface structure to accommodate the composite resin.
Dr. Ziemba or Dr. Evans will sculpt the color matched composite resin onto the surface of the tooth to create the look you desire, taking care to skillfully blend it with adjacent teeth and your natural smile. Once complete, it will be sealed and cured with a special light.
The final step is to polish the composite to smooth the surface and provide a natural looking result.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have teeth that are stained, misshapen, damaged or spaced apart, come in for a cosmetic consultation with one of our highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentists. Tooth bonding may be the solution for your cosmetic or dental health concerns. Contact our office at (413) 486-0646 or request an appointment online.