Common Uses for Dental Bonding

August 1, 2012 — by Stephen Lipman
Tags: Dental Bonding Cosmetic Dentistry Porcelain Veneers

Windsor Dental Bonding UsesNo matter how consistent we are with our oral hygiene habits, sometimes small problems pop up. Whether aging or general wear and tear have left parts of our teeth slightly discolored or an injury has left us with a cracked or chipped tooth, there is a simple solution. Dr. Lipman, who is respected as a leader in Windsor cosmetic dentistry, can fix these minor problems through the use of dental bonding.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Let’s start with some great news; dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available. Even better, dental bonding is also a very simple process. This treatment requires little prep, preserves a large portion of your natural tooth, and does not require the use of anesthesia unless it is being used as part of a dental filling. The entire treatment can usually be treated in just one dental appointment.

Uses of Dental Bonding

For our patients in Windsor, dental bonding can be used as a treatment for the following minor dental problems:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth decay (dental bonding can be used as a cosmetic alternative to metal fillings)
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Large spaces or gaps between teeth

How Does it Work?

Dental bonding is an uncomplicated dental treatment. Because the dental bonding process is so simple, the treatment is usually completed in just one trip to the dentist. During the first step, Dr. Lipman will choose a resin that will most closely match the color of your natural teeth. After the color has been chosen, the surface of the tooth (or teeth) to be treated will be prepared. The only preparation that will be required is a slight roughening up of the tooth and the application of a conditioning liquid to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Once the tooth has been prepared, the tooth-colored bonding material that was chosen will be applied to the tooth, and then shaped and smoothed. To harden the material, an ultraviolet light is used. As a finishing touch, the tooth will be shaped, trimmed, and polished to naturally blend in with the other teeth in your mouth. With dental bonding, Dr. Lipman can repair your smile in as little as sixty minutes.

What if My Problems Are More Severe?

Dental bonding is an ideal solution for those suffering from minor dental imperfections. For those who are experiencing more severe dental problems, we offer other solutions. No one needs to accept a smile that does not leave them feeling confident and happy. For more extensive damage, we can offer our patients in Windsor porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants and more. Whatever your problem may be, we can customize a treatment plan.

Schedule a Consultation

Don’t suffer through an unhealthy mouth or an unattractive smile. Dr. Lipman is here to help. Schedule an appointment to begin your treatment plan. Whether your problems are minor enough to be treated through dental bonding or require something more complex, Dr. Lipman can get your smile back to its natural state of beauty.