What is dental bonding and how can it be used to enhance the smile?

young woman with beautiful smile on grey wallThe team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center in the Allentown and Bethlehem, PA area are available to help patients in seeking the solutions they need for beautiful smiles. This may include using composite resin bonding, or “dental bonding,” for smile rejuvenation.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a type of dental procedure that involves using a tooth-colored resin material to improve the appearance of your teeth. Bonding can repair cracked or chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, change the shape of teeth, and improve the overall appearance of your smile. The material used in dental bonding is matched to the color of your natural tooth enamel so that it blends in seamlessly with your existing teeth. Bonding is usually an inexpensive and non-invasive option for improving the look of your smile.

Am I a candidate for dental bonding?

If you are considering dental bonding, it is important to consult with a qualified dentist who has experience performing this procedure. During your consultation, your dentist will evaluate your mouth and discuss your oral health goals for treatment. They will then develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Dental bonding is typically an outpatient procedure, which means that it can be done in one visit to the dentist’s office. The length of the procedure will depend on the number of teeth being treated and the case’s complexity. In most cases, dental bonding can be completed in one or two hours.

What do I need to do after dental bonding to maintain it?

After your procedure, you must practice good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Additionally, it would be best if you were mindful of certain foods and beverages known to stain the teeth, including red wines and coffee, which can lessen the longevity of these restorations. With proper care, dental bonding can last for many years before they need to be removed and replaced.

Schedule a consultation visit today

If you have been considering the advantages of using composite resin bonding to improve the appearance of one or more teeth and live in the areas of Bethlehem and Allentown, PA, call one of our office locations to request a consultation appointment. We are open to new and current patients and families at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center.

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