Four uses of dental bonding to repair imperfections of the smile

While the teeth are strong and long-lasting, patients may experience problems with their smile over time. In some situations, patients may experience damage to a natural tooth. This may be caused by dental decay or injury to the mouth that can cause a chipped or cracked tooth. In situations such as this, most patients who visit DeStefano Dentistry may be advised to consider dental bonding.

Understanding dental bonding

Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano of DeStefano Dentistry uses dental bonding in a variety of situations. Below are a few of the common uses for this composite resin material:

  • Dental bonding can restore the appearance and function of the smile once a tooth has been chipped or cracked.
  • Dental bonding can cover the front of a tooth like a porcelain veneer to disguise imperfections on the anterior teeth.
  • Dental bonding can be utilized in between teeth to disguise a gap, eliminating the need for lengthy orthodontic treatment.
  • Dental bonding can be used in a tooth as a filling after dental decay has occurred.

This material is biocompatible, natural-looking, and affordable for many of our patients.

What is the process of placing dental bonding?

Composite resin bonding is a material that closely resembles a clay. It can be molded into areas of the smile, including the inside of the teeth if decay is being treated by our team. The material closely resembles the color of the natural teeth for seamless integration. The resin can be hardened using a special curing light, and then the material can be filed down and polished. It can be difficult for patients to tell where their dental bonding has been placed due to the effective matching of the materials with the natural tooth enamel. This treatment can be done in a single appointment from start to finish.

Call DeStefano Dentistry today for your appointment

Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano encourages patients in the area of Pittsford, NY to schedule a visit with them to evaluate their smile for the use of dental bonding. Our team is located at 600 Kreag Road and can be reached at (585) 248-2383 to request a consultation and initial evaluation of the smile.

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