Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Cracchiolo offers a variety of exceptional dental services to residents of Bingham Farms, Birmingham, and surrounding cities. One of the many procedures we’re well versed in is dental bonding: a painless, easily performed oral solution and tooth bonding procedure that’s as effective as it is budget-friendly.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure a person can opt for to improve or restore their smile. A tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth/teeth and hardened with a special light, which “bonds” the material to the tooth and completes the improvement or restoration. Dental bonding near Bingham Farms is a top-quality solution for:
- Repairing decayed teeth
- Fixing chipped or cracked teeth
- Improving the appearance of discolored teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Adding length to teeth
- Changing the shape of teeth
- Protecting a portion of an exposed tooth root
What To Expect During a Dental Bonding Procedure
Owing to its straightforward application and purpose, a dental bonding procedure doesn’t require much in the way of pre-planning. Anesthesia is rarely needed, except in cases where the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, or if the shape of a tooth needs to be changed.
The bonding process begins with our dentist prepping the composite resin (which has a putty-like quality) and ensuring that its color closely matches the color of the tooth to be bonded. Next, the dentist uses a tool that roughens the tooth’s surface so that a strong bond can be achieved, and then a conditioning liquid is applied which also optimizes bond-tooth adhesion. Once this is done, the resin is then applied to the tooth, molded into position, and smoothed to the desired shape. The resin is then hardened with the help of a special laser-light, after which our local dentist trims, shapes, and polishes the bond until it perfectly matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth’s surface and that of the nearby teeth.
Advantages Of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding has several advantages, not least of which is the fact that it usually takes just 30 – 60 minutes per tooth. The quickness with which a dental bond can be done is in part due to the experience possessed by Dr. Cracchiolo and his entire staff, and our commitment to exceptional service. Another factor contributing to this quick turnaround time is the lack of any time-consuming lab work. Unlike similar smile-enhancing solutions like crowns and veneers, which must be manufactured at an offsite location, a dental bond can be done at our office in one sitting. The only exception to this would be a patient who needs several teeth bonded and requires extensive drilling and reshaping.
The speed at which a dental bonding is done, and the overall streamlined process, equate to a cost that’s significantly less than other cosmetic procedures. Plus, a dental bond requires the removal of only a minimal amount of tooth enamel, thus ensuring that the health of your teeth is not compromised.
Explore Dental Bonding Today
If you’re ready for a brighter smile, make an appointment with Dr. Cracchiolo for a cosmetic dental bonding near Bingham Farms. Just one visit to our warm, relaxing office and you’ll notice a big change – one that’s inexpensive, long-lasting, and sure to please.