New Haven Dental Group is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. Gentle Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42 North Dental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.
Is there anything you dislike about the way your teeth look? Many individuals are dissatisfied with the shape, color, or alignment of their teeth. However, they may hesitate to pursue cosmetic dental treatments because they do not want to go through a long and costly procedure. Dental bonding, also called cosmetic bonding or direct bonding, may be the ideal solution for these people. In this blog post, we will discuss what dental bonding is and some of the issues it can correct.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding involves molding a tooth-colored resin onto teeth. The resin is composed of a mixture of glass, plastic, and other materials that work well with the human body. Your dentist can shade-match it to blend in seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth. Many people view dental bonding as a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. The procedure for bonding is noninvasive and usually takes less than one hour.
Problems Dental Bonding Can Correct
Dental bonding is an effective solution for many mild to moderate aesthetic imperfections in teeth, including:
Gaps Between the Teeth
If you have a small gap between a couple of your front teeth, you might not need braces or clear aligners to correct it. Dental bonding can make one or both of the teeth that surround the gap appear to be wider, thus closing the empty space.
If you have ever had a “oops” moment that resulted in a chipped front tooth, dental bonding may be able to help. Your dentist can mold it over the damaged tooth, thus restoring our smile’s original appearance.
A professional teeth whitening treatment from your cosmetic dentist in New Haven is able to address most types of dental staining. However, some types of discoloration are more stubborn than others. For example, white spots due to fluorosis or teeth that are dark due to certain medications may require a different approach. Dental bonding can hide the discoloration and provide your teeth with a more uniform appearance.
In the past, dentists always used a mix of metals called silver amalgam to repair cavities. Many patients dislike how the dark color of the amalgam interferes with their smile’s natural beauty. Your dentist may be able to replace those old fillings with tooth-colored ones — which are made out of the same composite resin material that is used for dental bonding.
Would you like to say goodbye to your teeth’s aesthetic imperfections? Dental bonding may be the best way to accomplish that goal! A personalized consultation with a cosmetic dentist will help you determine if it is right for you.
Meet the Practice
New Haven Dental Group has four locations throughout our county, including one right here in New Haven. Our talented team of dentists offers a range of cosmetic treatments, including dental bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and more. To learn how we may be able to enhance the appearance of your teeth, contact us at 203-941-6619.