This fast and effective procedure repairs minor tooth damage to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Dental bonding restores minor cosmetic defects to help improve your smile. Made of a durable, tooth-colored material called resin, dental bonding can repair decayed teeth, correct chips or cracks, minimize discoloration, close spaces between teeth, and change the shape of teeth.
A dental bonding treatment typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. While one visit is usually sufficient, correcting multiple teeth may require additional appointments. Before your procedure begins, we will select the shade of composite resin that most closely matches your tooth, to ensure it blends as naturally as possible.
You will leave your appointment with drastic enhancements, that blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dr. Mariano received her doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed her post graduate specialty residency at Tufts in Advanced Prosthodontics.
As a prosthodontist, she has focused her education on comprehensive rehabilitation and reconstruction of complex dental needs, implant dentistry and integration of digital dentistry.
As one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedures available, dental bonding is favored by patients for many reasons:
While crowns and veneers require the removal of a substantial amount of your tooth, dental bonding requires only minimal preparation and no disruption of the tooth’s structure.
As we mentioned, dental bonding treatment typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, with one visit usually being sufficient.
After the shade is chosen, very little preparation is needed. Unless you are filling a cavity, anesthesia is not necessary. First, we will roughen the tooth’s surface with a mild acidic solution, creating grips to help the resin bond tightly to the enamel.
Once the tooth is sufficiently prepared, the resin is spread onto the surface and molded into the desired shape. After hardening the tooth with an ultraviolet light, we will trim and polish the bonding material, until it matches the shine and shape of your tooth. You will leave your appointment with drastic enhancements, that blend seamlessly with your smile.
During the first 48 hours after your procedure, it is important to avoid foods or drinks that can stain the treated tooth, such as tea, coffee, red wine, tomato sauce, or tobacco. Additionally, you should minimize pressure on the new restoration. Fingernail biting, chewing on pens or ice, or eating hard foods can crack or dislodge the hardened resin.
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*Disclaimer: results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients.