What To Know About Dental Bonding

Dr. James Petraitis and Dr. Alexis Pelekanos-Gonzalez of Alcoma Dental Associates in Verona, PA, provide dental bonding services for patients with cosmetic issues. If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, or discolored, dental bonding can help restore your smile.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is tooth-colored composite resin your dentist in Verona, PA, applies directly to the teeth to fix minor cosmetic issues. Bonding can correct a number of cosmetic issues including:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Correct discoloration
  • Close small spaces between teeth
  • Make teeth look longer

Dental bonding can help with these cosmetic issues and more. Bonding is the least invasive and least expensive restorative option for cosmetic repairs. Repair your smile and boost your confidence with dental bonding! It is a cost-effective cosmetic option and the procedures are relatively simple.

What is getting dental bonding like?

Dental bonding procedures are relatively quick and painless. Depending on the number of cosmetic corrections being made, your doctor may recommend more than one appointment.

To prepare the tooth for bonding, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and the surface of the tooth my be roughened with an acidic solution for the resin to bond to. Resin is applied directly to the tooth to correct cosmetic issues. After the resin is applied, a special light cures the resin so it hardens. The resin may be sculpted and polished for finishing touches. Bonding is tooth-colored and the exact shade blends in with your teeth, renewing your smile.

Bonding can discolor over time, so it's important to take care of your bonding like you do your natural teeth. Keep up a regular routine of brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day, and come see us twice a year for cleanings.

If you have some minor cosmetic issues in your smile and would like to try dental bonding, contact Dr. James Petraitis and Dr. Alexis Pelekanos-Gonzalez of Alcoma Dental Associates. Give us a call in Verona, PA, at (412) 795-5600.

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