Scranton’s Source for Quality Dental Bonding
Crowns, veneers, and Lumineers are restorative and cosmetic dental treatment options that offer a durable, long-lasting solution for cavities, chipped, cracked, rough, crooked or misshapen teeth. These dental treatments, however, must be affixed to the surface of the teeth. Without being firmly attached to the tooth, they won’t be useful. In other instances of cavities, fillings and crowns may not be the best treatment option.
This is where dental bonding comes in. Dental bonding is what securely affixes crowns, veneers, and Lumineers to teeth as well as provide an intermediate treatment option for cavities where fillings or crowns won’t be ideal.
What is Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a tooth-colored, composite resin that is applied to the surface of the tooth and is then dried and solidified by a type of UV light. While one tooth to two teeth can be bonded in one appointment, most patients get their teeth bonded over the course of multiple appointments.
The color of the composite resin of the dental bonding will be carefully selected by our dental professionals to most closely match the color of the rest of your teeth using a shade guide. After we select the best color, we will lightly etch the surface of the tooth in order to provide a rough surface by which the bonding can securely attach to.
The tooth-colored resin, which resembles putty will be smoothed and molded on top of the tooth. A laser or ultraviolet light will be used to harden the resin into place. When the resin is hard, we’ll shape, trim and polish it so it will blend in with the sheen and contours of the rest of your tooth.
It is important that one avoids eating or drinking anything that can stain teeth for at least 48 hours after getting bonding or any dental procedure that uses bonding as the composite resin of the bonding can easily stain and discolor.
Dental bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor flaws in your smile and give you that radiant, flawless smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Contact us at Hazzouri Dental today about dental bonding in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area and how it can help improve your smile.