This patient presented to our office with severely decayed, stained teeth that were chipped and worn down. She was also looking to close the spaces between her front teeth, but did not want to go through the process of braces. We gave her a number of options including veneers, bonding, invisalign, and crowns. With the use of crowns we were able to drastically improve the overall health of her teeth and cosmetically restore her smile to where she had always hoped it could be.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Fragnoli at Comfort Dental in Southfield, Michigan serving metro Detroit, call 248-646-2273.
Do you have gapped, chipped, misshapen or misaligned teeth? In many cases, Comfort Dental can offer a fast, easy, affordable alternative to veneers or other complex, expensive solutions. For many patients, Tooth Bonding provides exceptional cosmetic results in a minimum of time – and at remarkably affordable prices.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a versatile technique for quickly restoring the look and feel of healthy, properly spaced teeth through the use of a composite resin – a specialized dental plastic that can be molded, shaped, and polished to match the color and texture of your natural teeth. Unlike veneers, there is no need for your “new teeth” to be fabricated in a laboratory; instead, all procedures can be performed quickly and easily in a single session.
Comfort Dental begins by carefully analyzing the color and texture of your natural teeth. We then lightly prepare the surface of the tooth or teeth to be bonded, and apply a special conditioning liquid that helps the bonding material – the resin – to adhere securely to the tooth. The resin is then applied and molded to the appropriate shape, position, and thickness before being “cured,” or hardened, using an ultraviolet light.
Once the resin has hardened, we further sculpt the resin material to form a perfect “tooth.” We polish the resin to precisely match the shade of your adjoining teeth. Finally, we check for the fit of your bite and make any necessary adjustments – and after a short time, you’re on your way, looking better than ever.
Tooth Bonding: Applications and Limitations
Bonding is a great solution for many patients – but it isn’t for everyone. Unlike traditional veneers, bonded teeth may require maintenance after a few years, as the resin material isn’t as hard or durable as ceramic veneers. In the event that the bonded tooth appears to wear visibly, it may be necessary to repeat the procedure
Nonetheless, tooth bonding can be an extremely effective answer to some tooth problems. Bonding works well for covering localized discolorations, repairing cavities, replacing old silver fillings, and restoring the healthy appearance of gum-recessed areas. An examination and a discussion of your particular needs will be necessary in order to assess your suitability for bonding treatment. Your Comfort Dental bonding specialist will be happy to discuss your options in detail and to help you evaluate whether bonding is the right treatment for you.