Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding Kingston, PA

If you’re dealing with a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth, a simple cosmetic procedure called dental bonding may be the solution! Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin material to one or more teeth to repair any damage. The procedure is cost-effective and will provide you with the confidence to show your smile again. Find out more about dental bonding offered at Brand Dental, and schedule an appointment at our Kingston, PA office today.

    What is Dental Bonding?

    Dental bonding is an easy cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require multiple visits and typically doesn’t involve anesthesia. The bonding itself consists of a composite resin material used to fix dental defects or imperfections with a tooth. Other uses include increasing the size of a tooth and closing small gaps between teeth.

    How Does Bonding Work?

    Dental bonding is a fast procedure that usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. Below are the steps to expect from a bonding procedure at Brand Dental:

    • Step 1: Your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if you’re a candidate for dental bonding.
    • Step 2: To start the bonding procedure, your dentist will use a shade guide to find a composite resin color that seamlessly matches the color of your natural teeth.
    • Step 3: Next, your dentist will adjust the tooth’s surface to make it a little rough and then apply a liquid that helps the bonding agent adhere to the tooth.
    • Step 4: Your dentist will apply the composite resin over the liquid, then will mold and reshape the material.
    • Step 5: After the material has hardened with an ultraviolet light, your dentist will perform a few finishing touches to the tooth to make it look perfect.

    The Benefits of Bonding

    Dental bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic procedures like crowns and veneers. There are also no major risks if you were to get dental bonding. However, bonding may not work on severe tooth damage or decay—but it is a great solution to treat several common cosmetic dental problems.

    What to Expect

    Bonding is an inexpensive option to treat discoloration, gapped, or chipped teeth. That said, bonding isn’t as strong as your natural teeth, so you’ll need to be cautious of what you eat and drink to avoid chipping and staining the material. You should also expect to replace bonding every 5 to 10 years, depending on your dental habits.

    How to Care for Dental Bonding

    Excellent oral hygiene will help extend the life of your bonding. Below are some self-care tips that we would advise you to do:

    • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day
    • Avoid candy and hard foods
    • Don’t bite your nails
    • Avoid staining beverages like coffee, tea, and smoking tobacco for the first two days after the procedure to avoid stains
    • Schedule regular dental cleanings and exams at Brand Dental

    Schedule Appointment

    Having healthy teeth and a bright smile is a confidence booster that can easily be achieved by talking to your dentist at Brand Dental. If you’d like to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule an appointment today at our Kingston, PA office.