Lewis Center Dental Bonding
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses tooth-colored dental resin to reshape your teeth and correct minor cosmetic flaws. This resin is quite similar to the resin used for tooth-colored fillings and provides a natural look that matches all of your surrounding teeth.
Using dental bonding, Dr. Gavin can address most cosmetic issues including chips, stains, gaps, misshapen teeth, and slightly-crooked teeth. While dental bonding can fix minor structural issues, it is primarily cosmetic treatment and is not intended to fix serious oral health issues, like decayed or cracked teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gavin to ensure that you are a good candidate for dental bonding.
What to Expect from the Dental Bonding Process?
The process of dental bonding is convenient and completely non-invasive. As it usually takes only 30-60 minutes to treat each tooth, many patients opt to have multiple teeth bonded in a single appointment.
The bonding process is straightforward and painless. First, Dr. Gavin will clean your mouth and match the dental resin to the color of your teeth. Next, she will apply the resin, mold it into the proper shape, and harden it with a UV light. Once the resin is completely hardened, Dr. Gavin will ensure that it matches the surrounding teeth perfectly with light buffing and polishing.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Not sure if a dental bonding is right for you? These three benefits might change your mind!
If you are interested in porcelain veneers, but do not like the idea of removing some of your natural enamel, bonding may be right for you. The treatment is non-invasive and does not require numbing or any removal of enamel.
The cost of dental bonding varies for each patient, but it’s typically more affordable than alternative treatments such as porcelain veneers. If you want to beautify your smile on a budget, dental bonding is a great option to consider.
Beyond brushing, flossing, and seeing Dr. Gavin every six months for a cleaning, no additional care is required to treat your newly-bonded teeth. However, it is important to avoid chewing extremely hard foods and non-food objects and using your teeth as tools to do things like open bags and packages. This can damage regular teeth as well as bonded teeth.
Schedule Your Consultation with Olentangy Modern Dental
If you’re curious to learn more about dental bonding and to see if it’s right for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Amy Gavin today! Give us a call at (740) 200-5100, or stop by our office at 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3800, Lewis Center, OH 43035 to get started.