Do you want a brighter smile but only need to whiten a single tooth? Have you just injured one of your permanent teeth? We may recommend dental bonding to treat your teeth. Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry service in our Potsdam, NY office for patients with damaged teeth, gaps between teeth, discolored teeth, and other minor cosmetic problems. Dental bonding can create a straighter, brighter look for patients with one or multiple teeth that need aesthetic care.
Benefits of Dental Bonding and Cosmetic Dentistry in Potsdam, NY
Dental bonding treatment benefits patients who want a brighter and straighter smile. Teeth bonding treatment is:
Compared to other options like dental crowns or dental veneers, bonding offers a more economical option. Patients with minor cosmetic concerns benefit the most from bonding, especially if they have damaged, chipped, or discolored teeth. While bonding uses high-quality materials, less is involved with treatment, reflected in their low cost.
Tooth bonding treatment uses tooth-colored materials to cover teeth. We color-match the bonding material to adjacent teeth to ensure a seamless look. Once patients complete bonding treatment, their bonded tooth will be virtually unnoticeable from their other teeth. A good oral hygiene routine and avoiding tobacco or staining foods and beverages will keep the bonded teeth bright.
Because we don’t need to take any digital impressions for treatment, we can provide bonding treatment for patients in just one visit to our office. During treatment, we clean and prepare the tooth, apply the bonding material, and then harden and polish the material. Patients can receive a bonded tooth or teeth in just one visit to our office.
We do not need to remove or prepare an extensive portion of the tooth enamel before tooth bonding treatment. While we may lightly shape teeth if patients have one or more damaged teeth, this preparation ensures the bonding material feels seamless. Dental bonding treatment is not painful because we will not work anywhere close to the tooth’s nerves.
Patients who do not want to commit to similar cosmetic dental treatments like dental veneers benefit from tooth bonding. While we may shape a tooth if patients have a fracture or damage from tooth decay, tooth bonding will not permanently affect the tooth’s structure. Because of this, patients can reverse their bonding if they want porcelain veneers or another cosmetic treatment down the road.
Do you need to address a single chipped or discolored tooth? Call Dr. Nicholas Gardner for cosmetic dental care today at [new_patient_phone_span]. You may also request a dental appointment on our website. Let us know if you have questions about your current dental concerns or tooth bonding treatment.