If you are looking to have a broken, chipped, or stained tooth restored to a healthy appearance, dental bonding treatments may be for you. If you are having dental issues that are stopping you from smiling, the dental office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA, will be happy to come up with the right treatment plan.
Dental bonding is a quick and easy way to achieve a beautiful smile, devoid of flaws. During a dental bonding treatment, our dental team will apply composite resin onto the surface area of your tooth. It is the same composite resin used in dental fillings. The composite resin is like putty when applied, allowing our expert dental team to shape it so that it matches the appearance of your natural tooth. The material is then hardened using a special, dental curing light. It will then be polished to give it that natural tooth shine.
One dental visit is usually all that is needed for dental bonding to be applied. Unlike fillings and other dental treatments, this procedure does not require preparation of the tooth or laboratory involvement. Therefore, it is completely pain-free, even without the use of anesthetics.
Dental bonding can be used to mask a multitude of dental flaws including but not limited to closing gaps between teeth, correcting tooth length, fixing misshapen teeth, improving the look of stained or discolored teeth, and restoring chipped or cracked teeth. Our expert dental team will find a composite resin material that perfectly matches your natural tooth color, for a perfectly natural fit. Talk to your dentist beforehand if you are looking to whiten your teeth in the future and would like a brighter shade.
While dental bonding does not last as long as dental veneers for fixing imperfections, they can be applied more rapidly and without drilling of any kind. Dental bonding takes thirty minutes to an hour to complete. Dental bonding should be taken care of in the same manner as natural teeth. It is important to note that composite resin can stain. Avoiding certain habits such as drinking caffeinated drinks, certain red alcohols, and smoking is recommended.
For more information about dental bonding or to schedule an appointment, call the dental office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA in West Palm Beach today.