At Frangella Cosmetic and General Dentistry, I’ve helped correct the imperfections of many smiles with bonding. Whether teeth are stained, cracked, chipped, or spaced unevenly, this safe and effective technique is convenient and can be completed in just one appointment. In order to fix these flaws and give you the best results possible … I stay up-to-date on the latest bonding agents and technologies and review cosmetic dentistry studies. For example, I recently pulled up an ACE Panel Report that included survey results on the use of different bonding agents. In it, nearly 300 US dentists and American Dental Association members shared insight on which tooth surfaces are toughest to bond, what their top five preferred products are, and which bonding techniques are their favorite. I won’t bore you with all the details … but let’s just say it’s valuable stuff for a dental professional like myself – who wants to give you the ultimate results! How does bonding work? When providing this treatment, we attach a tooth-colored resin (plastic) material to the affected tooth. A strong light cures the resin in place. We sculpt and mold the material – like an artist – so that your tooth looks and feels natural and whole again. It’s often an excellent alternative to amalgam restorations. Dental bonding is also…
- Cost-effective. It’s less expensive than veneers. If you need it done to fill a small cavity or for structural reasons, your dental insurance will cover the treatment.
- Non-invasive. With our techniques and technology, we’ll be able to help you relax while we enhance your smile.
- Most treatments can be completed within an hour … so you don’t have spend most of your day in the dentist chair.
- Long-lasting. By properly looking after your smile at home, your bonding treatment can remain effective for as long as 10 years.