Achieve a Radiant Smile With Dental Bonding
Ever wondered how to effortlessly transform chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth into a natural-looking, beautiful smile? At Perrott Dentistry, our Boardman, OH cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Perrott offers dental bonding, utilizing advanced techniques and top-quality materials to revitalize your smile. Your unique dental concerns are met with a personalized touch, ensuring that you leave our office with the confidence of a radiant smile.
If you’re ready to experience the remarkable benefits of dental bonding, contact Dr. Perrott today by calling (330) 726-0090.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses tooth-colored resin material to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or have gaps. The resin bonds to the tooth, allowing Dr. Perrott to sculpt it into the desired shape. Once it hardens, the resin blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth for a smooth, restored look.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Compared to other smile makeover options, dental bonding provides several advantages:
- More affordable than veneers or crowns
- Little tooth preparation is required
- Durable results that can last five to 10 years
- Resin color blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth
- Procedure completed in just one visit
- Helps protect tooth roots exposed by gum recession
- Can fix minor cosmetic flaws not requiring orthodontics
Dental Bonding Process
Oral Exam and Consultation
The dental bonding process at Perrott Dentistry starts with a comprehensive exam of your teeth and gums along with a discussion of what cosmetic dental bonding improvements you want to achieve. Dr. Perrott will explain how bonding works, what results you can expect, and answer any other questions.
Unlike veneers or crowns, preparing the teeth for dental bonding is minimal. Dr. Perrott roughens the surface of the teeth slightly to allow the composite resin bonding material to adhere to the bonded tooth properly. He takes care to remove only as much tooth structure as necessary.
Applying the Resin
Your Boardman dentist then selects a composite resin in the precise shade needed to match your surrounding teeth. He sculpts and shapes the dental bonding material into the desired form, whether closing gaps, reshaping edges, or masking stains on the bonded tooth. High-intensity curing lights help the composite resin harden rapidly.
Polishing and Finishing
Once cured, Dr. Perrott polishes and refines the composite resin for a smooth, flawless look. He carefully examines the bite and shape of the restoration before the procedure is complete.
Evaluation and Follow-Up
Before you leave, Dr. Perrott and his team will provide all post-care instructions needed to keep your bonded tooth looking their best. Follow-up appointments help confirm your teeth bonding material remains fully functional and aesthetically pleasing. Don’t hesitate to call Perrott Dentistry with any other questions or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a dental bonding procedure take?
In most cases, your dentist can complete cosmetic teeth bonding in just one visit. The process usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how much bonding needs to be done.
Does getting dental bonding hurt?
Patients typically report very little, if any, discomfort during the procedure. Anesthesia or sedation is rarely needed. The main sensations you may feel are slight pressure or vibration from dental tools.
How long does tooth bonding last?
With proper care, dental bonding generally lasts anywhere from five to 10 years before needing replacement. The composite resin can become worn down over time from the friction of chewing. Make sure to get your teeth bonding checked periodically.
Can you eat and drink normally after dental bonding?
We recommend sticking to soft foods for the first 24 hours after the dental bonding procedure. Avoid chewing hard or especially sticky foods for a few days as the composite resin bonding material finishes curing. After that, you can resume your normal diet habits.