Even minor changes to your teeth can lead to drastic results. Dental bonding offers an affordable and quick solution that can erase minor blemishes in your smile. One benefit of the cosmetic procedure is that it is completely reversible and requires no removal of your natural teeth enamel. If you have minor cosmetic blemishes that you would like to address, Dr. Julie Kardon is ready to transform your smile at TLC Dental Center in Cherry Hill, NJ.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Patients who have minor cosmetic blemishes like gaps, chips, cracks, and overlapping or misshapen teeth are often good candidates for dental bonding. Dental bonding may not be an ideal treatment for teeth that are severely damaged. Those patients may be better candidates for dental crowns.
Dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin (durable plastic) that is applied to a damaged tooth and then hardened using a special light that “bonds” the resin to the underlying tooth. Dental bonding can:
- Repair tooth decay
- Repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Leave your smile more attractive
- Cover discolored teeth
- Reduce the appearance of gapped teeth
- Leave you with a younger-looking smile
- Address misshapen teeth
- Replace metal fillings
- Protect damaged teeth
During your procedure, Dr. Kardon will begin by cleaning the surface of your tooth before applying an etching chemical to ensure a strong bond to the resin. Then, she will artfully apply the tooth-colored resin while it is still pliable. Dental bonding can be molded into a variety of shapes to address cosmetic issues. Once the material has been properly shaped, a special light will be used to quickly harden the material. The final step involves making minor adjustments so the resin is completely flush with the surface of your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding Over Alternative Treatments
Dental bonding is far and above the quickest and least expensive of all cosmetic dentistry procedures. The entire treatment can be completed in well under an hour. Because the procedure is non-invasive, there is usually no need for sedation or even anesthesia. The results can last for several years if properly taken care of.
Dental bonding is often compared to porcelain veneers. The main benefit of veneers over bonding is that veneers can last far longer— often 10 to 15 years or longer. Veneers are more expensive than bonding, though. Dr. Kardon will discuss the pros and cons of both cosmetic procedures during your consultation. If the main cosmetic problem you are unhappy with is the misalignment of teeth, you may benefit from Invisalign treatments. If your teeth are otherwise straight and undamaged, you may be a better candidate for teeth whitening. TLC Dental Center offers these cosmetic treatments and more.
Schedule Your Dental Bonding Procedure Today
As many of our satisfied patients have found out, even small changes can lead to drastic improvements. Bonding won’t deliver the same results as veneers, but the affordable treatment is ideal for addressing minor cosmetic blemishes. The best thing about bonding is that it won’t break the bank. To further discuss your dental makeover, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kardon by calling (856) 667-1001 or by filling out the online form.