Dental Bonding: A Cost-Effective Cosmetic Treatment for Minor Imperfections
Dr. John W. Dovgan can provide affordable, aesthetic dental bonding to refine the shape of your teeth and conceal minor imperfections. Using composite resin, this cosmetic procedure can produce natural-looking results that mach the shade of the rest of your smile. In just one visit to our Phoenix, AZ, office, Dr. Dovgan can transform your smile with this non-invasive cosmetic procedure.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses composite resin to transform the size, shape, and color the teeth. We can customize the shade of the resin to precisely match the rest of your smile for a lifelike appearance. This treatment is ideal for concealing a range of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Dark dental stains that cannot be treated with teeth whitening
- Small gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are disproportionate in size or asymmetrical
- Cracks and chips
The composite resin can also strengthen and reinforce teeth that have sustained minor damage.
Choosing the Right Treatment
For any cosmetic procedure, you must be in good oral health. Although dental bonding can address many of the same concerns as porcelain veneers, there are a few instances in which bonding is a better solution. Since dental bonding does not require the removal of any enamel, it is more appropriate for patients with sensitive teeth due to enamel erosion. This quality also makes bonding a less permanent treatment, making it a better choice for patients in need of a temporary solution or who are not ready to commit to veneers. Bonding is also a more cost-effective solution than veneers, so it is preferred by patients on a limited budget.
After an initial consultation to evaluate your candidacy for dental bonding and plan your treatment, Dr. Dovgan will select a shade of composite resin that will match the rest of your smile. Once he places a barrier between the teeth and gums, he can begin the resin application. He will expertly apply the material to each individual tooth, molding and shaping it as needed to achieve your desired results.
Using a curing light, he will harden the material, and then perform a final polishing to give the bonded teeth a lifelike appearance. The entire process can take as few as 30 minutes, depending on the number of teeth requiring treatment. At the conclusion of your appointment, you can leave our office with a smile free from imperfections that may have made you feel self-conscious.
We can customize the shade of the resin to precisely match the shade of the rest of your smile for a lifelike appearance.
Composite resin is susceptible to staining, just as your natural teeth are, so you will want to avoid foods and beverages that can tarnish your smile. Substances that cause significant staining include coffee and tea, dark sodas and red wines, berries, soy and tomato sauce, as well as cigarettes and other tobacco products. To avoid damaging your bonded teeth, do not chew on hard objects like ice or pen caps. You should also schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings to ensure longevity of your cosmetic treatment.