Dental Bonding Provides Patients with Fast and Affordable Enhancements
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic procedure provided at the Montreal, QC, practice of Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey. Our doctors use tooth-colored resin to enhance the appearance of teeth with small cracks and chips, discoloration, inconsistent shaping, and wide spacing. The simple procedure can be performed in a single visit, and can provide patients with a beautifully restored smile. To learn more about your candidacy for bonding, please contact us and schedule your consultation.
While solutions such as crowns and orthodontics are certainly effective in improving the appearance of a smile, minor imperfections can often be concealed more simply and affordably with dental bonding.
A Beautifully Simple Treatment
There are many dental imperfections that do not compromise oral health or require extensive treatment, but can take a significant toll on the appearance of your smile - and your confidence. While solutions such as crowns and orthodontics are certainly effective in improving the appearance of a smile, minor imperfections can often be concealed more simply and affordably with dental bonding. While porcelain veneers provide the same effect with more natural-looking aesthetics and longer-lasting results, they are more costly, and require permanent alteration of your tooth. Often, patients use bonding as a way to determine whether they wish to commit to a permanent enhancement with veneers.
What to Expect during the Procedure
Little preparation is needed for dental bonding treatments. The procedure, which usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, does not require anesthesia. The first step is to choose a composite resin that most closely matches your teeth. One of our doctors will use a shade guide to determine the right color of resin to match your smile. He will prepare the tooth by roughening it with a dental solution before applying a conditioning liquid. This process helps to create a strong bond between the tooth and the resin. Next, the tooth-colored resin will be applied and molded into the proper shape. Finally, it will be hardened using a ultraviolet light, trimmed, and polished to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding has several advantages compared to other aesthetic treatments:
- Bonding is quick and efficient, requiring just one office visit.
- It is affordable.
- It is a conservative treatment requiring little to no removal of tooth enamel.
- Bonding is comfortable, and does not usually require anesthesia.
Patients should be aware that bonding is prone to staining, unlike crowns or veneers. Bonding cannot be lightened with teeth whitening, so patients often choose to bleach their teeth before the procedure.
To keep your bonded teeth healthy and looking great, make sure to brush and floss daily, and maintain regular check-ups with your dentist. You can expect your bonding to last years by avoiding biting and chewing things such as ice, pens, and fingernails.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are seeking a simple, affordable cosmetic procedure to conceal minor dental flaws, Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey of Smile Montreal can help you achieve your goals. To learn more about dental bonding, and to schedule your consultation, please contact us today.
“I felt more like I was talking to a friend than I was to a dentist.” Nancy Lanzolla, Former Patient