Cincinnati Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an alternative to teeth veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
Understanding The Dental Bonding Process
The dental bonding process at Shertok Smiles begins with a comprehensive cosmetic consultation with Dr. Shertok. During this appointment, he will examine your mouth and help you understand all of your options for restoring your smile, from crowns and teeth whitening to veneers and dental bonding.
Little preparation is required for dental bonding, so if you decide that this treatment is best for your needs during your consultation, we can get started right away. First, Dr. Shertok will select the proper color of resin to ensure that your bonded tooth matches the rest of your smile. Numbing is typically not required but can be administered if you’re nervous about the procedure to make you feel more comfortable.
Next, the surface of the tooth is roughened to provide a strong surface that the resin can bond to. After this, Dr. Shertok will apply a putty-like dental resin to your tooth, and he will mod it into an ideal shape. When the resin is shaped beautifully, he will use a special UV light to harden it. Finally, it will be polished to match the reflectivity of your natural enamel and fit in perfectly with the rest of your smile. This entire procedure usually takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding works by using dental resin to reshape and restore your teeth. This resin is similar to the material which is used to create dental fillings. However, instead of being placed into your tooth to restore a filling, it’s applied to the outside of the tooth.
The resin material is shaped by Dr. Dani Shertok to repair the overall shape of the tooth. Dental bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes, such as to restore a misshapen tooth, correct uneven teeth, or fill in gaps between your teeth. They can also be used to cover up stains, in some cases.
Dental bonding is also sometimes used to restore teeth which are chipped or have minor damage. If the damage is mostly cosmetic, bonding is typically the easiest, most affordable option for restoring the tooth.
The Benefits Of Dental Bonding
Bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure due to its many benefits. Here are just a few of them:
- Takes just one appointment – Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, like cosmetic crowns and veneers, dental bonding is completed in just one appointment. You can get immediate results, and even have multiple teeth treated at once during a single visit.
- Completely non-invasive – Dental bonding, in most cases, does not require anesthetic because there is no surgery or drilling involved. That means it’s an ideal treatment for patients who have dental anxiety or do not like the idea of cosmetic dental surgery.
- Affordable and inexpensive – Bonding is typically more affordable than alternatives like crowns and veneers. In addition, it may be partially covered by insurance when restoring a tooth that has been damaged by tooth decay.. Ask your insurance provider for more details.
- Versatile treatment option – Dental bonding can treat gapped teeth, cover up stains, repair chips, improve minor tooth damage, and more. It’s very versatile, making it a good treatment for most cosmetic conditions.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dental Bonding?
To be a good candidate for dental bonding, your teeth must be strong and healthy. Your mouth should be free of any serious oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay. If you do have decayed teeth or gum disease, these problems must be addressed before you can have cosmetic dental treatments like dental bonding.
The same is true for teeth that have been damaged by oral injuries and are cracked or have large chips. Dental bonding is not a restorative treatment. You will typically need to have your teeth repaired with crowns or inlays & onlays before you can receive dental bonding.
In addition, dental bonding may not be recommended if you have serious orthodontic issues. If your teeth are very crooked or you have major jaw or bite problems, these usually must be treated before you can have a cosmetic procedure like dental bonding. At Shertok Smiles, we offer Invisalign, so you can correct your teeth quickly and affordably at our office. Once your smile is straight, you can have a cosmetic treatment like dental bonding to complete your smile restoration!
Is Dental Bonding Reversible?
Yes. This is one of the biggest differences between dental bonding and traditional porcelain veneers. Veneers are made of porcelain and are designed to fit over your teeth and cover up the front chewing surfaces to restore your smile.
However, they require your teeth to be prepped so that they fit properly. This process removes a layer of enamel from your teeth that’s about 0.5mm in thickness. This is not reversible as veneers are a permanent dental solution.
In contrast, dental bonding involves the addition of more material to your teeth. It does not require any prepping of your enamel. Instead, your enamel is roughened using a special acid. This does not cause any damage, but provides a strong surface to which the bonding material can be applied.
That means that, if desired, the results of dental bonding can be reversed. However, this is fairly uncommon. Most patients who have had their teeth bonding love their results.
Schedule Your Appointment At Shertok Smiles Now!
Interested in restoring your smile with dental bonding? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shertok right away. At Shertok Smiles, we offer beautiful results for anyone interested in cosmetic dentistry in Cincinnati. At your consultation, Dr. Shertok will help you understand if dental bonding is right for you, and ensure that you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
To get started, contact us at (513) 721-5924, or drop by our office downtown, which is located at 19 Garfield Place, Suite 414, Cincinnati, OH 45202. We’ll see you soon!