Dental Bonding Southborough MA
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive to improve the appearance of your teeth, consider dental bonding. Bonding uses a composite resin material that is similar to plastic and can be color-matched to your existing teeth. This flexible material is similar to putty and is shaped and polished to match your other teeth. You can use bonding to fix a variety of issues, such as cracks, gaps, discoloration and more.
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that requires minimal preparation. A conditioning gel is applied to the tooth to help the material bond better. The resin is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. No anesthesia is required and you can easily improve your smile in just one visit. In fact, the process takes less than an hour. Of all the cosmetic dentistry options, bonding is probably the least expensive. If your teeth have flaws that you would like to fix, contact Southboro Dental Partners today and see if bonding is the right choice for you.
Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
Bonding offers many benefits to those looking to improve their smile. Bonding can help with a variety of cosmetic issues. If your teeth are chipped, cracked or broken, bonding can make them look good as new. Bonding can also help with discoloration, so if your teeth are stained due to smoking or consumption of coffee, tea or alcohol, then bonding can help them look whiter and brighter. If you have gaps in between certain teeth and do not want the inconvenience of braces, bonding can close in the gaps. Bonding is also inexpensive. With bonding, you can improve your smile in about an hour. Bonded teeth are easy to care for – just brush and floss normally.
Bonding has some disadvantages you should be aware of. It is not stain-resistant, so you need to be mindful of your food and beverage and lifestyle habits that can cause staining. While bonding can last 4-8 years with good care, other options such as veneers last much longer. Bonding can wear away over time, so you have to be careful when biting. You should avoid chewy and crunchy foods to preserve the bonded tooth. Also, bonding is typically not covered by dental insurance, so expect to pay out of pocket.
Contact Us Today
Dental bonding is an effective and inexpensive choice to repair teeth or make them look better. If you want to improve your smile, bonding allows you to do so easily for just a few hundred dollars a tooth. Are you a good candidate for bonding? Schedule a consultation with Southborough Dental Partners today and learn more about the bonding process. Call our office at (508) 357-8800. We look forward to serving you!