If you need to reshape front teeth, close spaces, restore the shape of a tooth, or mask enamel defects, dental bonding is a great alternative to more invasive or expensive dental procedures. Plus, the entire procedure can be done in just one visit!
Dental bonding can help fix a variety of dental issues and patients may choose bonding treatment if they would like to:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the look of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Elongate the look of teeth
- Change the shape of teeth
- Provide a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect part of a tooth’s root that has been exposed due to gum recession
The Bonding Process
First, you will meet with one of our dentists to discuss your treatment goals and find a composite resin color that best matches the color of your tooth or teeth, using a shade guide. Your dentist will then make a slight etch into the surface of the tooth to roughen it and apply conditioning liquid that will help the bonding material adhere to your tooth.
Next the tooth-colored, putty-like resin is applied, molded, and smoothed until it is formed into the right shape and then hardened with a high-intensity blue halogen light. Finally, the resin is trimmed, shaped and polished to match the color of the rest of your tooth’s surface. The entire procedure only takes between 30-60 minutes to complete, per tooth, with the end result being a new and improved smile!
If you have questions about Dental Care East Hanover or would like more information call us today at (973) 975-0309.