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By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
December 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental or cosmetic bonding is a procedure for repairing damaged teeth. For example, bonding can be used to fix a chipped tooth and make it whole again. One of the benefits of bonding is that the material used to repair the damaged area permanently bonds with the tooth. Another benefit is that the material can be color-matched to your existing teeth so it readily blends in and looks completely natural. Dr. Denise Perrotta, the highly skilled dentist at our office in Winston Salem, can correct your chipped teeth with bonding.

What is Bonding?

Bonding utilizes a putty-like resin material to repair damaged areas of teeth, such as chips or cracks. It can also be used to conceal stains or discolorations on teeth that cannot be removed with whitening treatments. The bonding material is carefully applied to the damaged or problem area. As the material dries, it permanently bonds with the tooth. After the bonding material has fully dried, it looks like part of the natural tooth and no one will be able to tell repairs were made. One of the reasons it looks so natural is that the material is color-matched to your existing teeth.

Repairing Chipped Teeth

Bonding is an effective method for correcting chipped teeth. There are many reasons why it is important to have chipped teeth repaired. For instance, a chipped tooth is more vulnerable to developing additional chips and cracks. Further, there is a higher risk of losing the tooth due to infection and decay if it is chipped or damaged. If you have a chipped tooth, the experienced dentist at our office in Winston Salem can determine if bonding is the best solution for fixing it.

The procured for correcting a chipped tooth with dental bonding is fairly simple and straightforward. The resin material used for bonding is applied to the affected area of the tooth. It is then carefully shaped until it fills in the missing portion of the tooth that has chipped off. After applying the resin, a special light is used to cure it. The light dries and hardens the resin. During the curing process, the resin also permanently bonds with the tooth. Once the resin is completely dry, the tooth will be repaired and no one will be able to tell it was ever chipped.

If you have a chipped tooth, bonding could be the solution. Dr. Perrotta can determine if bonding can correct the problem. To schedule an appointment with the dentist, call our office in Winston Salem at (336) 760-9258.

By Denise A. Perrotta, D.M.D
November 04, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Find out if bonding could improve the look of your smile painlessly.

You don’t need to go through hours of invasive dental procedures to get that fabulous smile. Find out how your BondingWinston Salem, NC dentist Dr. Denise Perrotta can easily improve small dental flaws to give you a healthier-looking smile.

What is dental bonding?

To cover minor dental imperfections, your Winston Salem dentist applies a tooth-colored plastic resin to your teeth, which is then hardened using a special laser to help bond the material to your tooth.

What issues can dental bonding fix?

Dental bonding can be a great option for these common situations:

  • Small chips and cracks
  • Discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • To change the shape or size of a tooth
  • To fill a tooth after a cavity

If you are dealing with any of these problems then dental bonding might be the best treatment for you, so talk to your cosmetic dentist in Winston Salem to learn more.

What should I expect when I get dental bonding in Winston Salem?

What makes this a popular treatment for many of our patients is that it requires little to no tooth preparation. In fact, unless you are having a tooth filled after treating a cavity dental bonding won’t require anesthesia at all. This cosmetic treatment is completely painless and non-invasive.

We will help you decide which resin shade will best match your smile. Once we’ve matched the resin we will roughen the surface of the tooth and then apply a special liquid, which will help the resin bond with the tooth. Then we will apply this putty-like resin over your tooth and begin to contour and shape it until we have the desired look. Once complete, we will harden the resin with a laser and make any last minute adjustments before polishing it.

This whole process only takes between 30 minutes to one hour to complete and is completely painless. So, what are you waiting for? If you want to find out if dental bonding is the right dental treatment then turn to your Winston Salem, NC cosmetic dentist today.

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