Teeth Bonding in Philadelphia


Wish there were a quick, non-invasive way to improve a tooth or two? If you need to tweak your smile, repair damage, or make a tooth look better, cosmetic teeth bonding could be the answer. The team at Philly Dentistry in Center City offers this versatile procedure so patients can get secure dental repairs efficiently and affordably.

Understanding Cosmetic Teeth Bonding

Cosmetic teeth bonding, sometimes referred to as dental bonding, is the application of composite, tooth-colored resin to a problematic tooth. This effort corrects damage or improves the appearance of a tooth while making sure the repair blends in with the rest of your smile.

  • Most bonding procedures take about 30 minutes to complete per tooth and, for many patients, this fast option is preferable to other cosmetic dentistry treatments.
  • Patients who want to avoid a time-consuming, invasive repair like a dental crown or porcelain veneers are interested in faster, more affordable options like dental bonding.
  • While not everyone is the ideal candidate for this procedure, your dentist will review your oral health history and current circumstances to make recommendations about what can best correct what’s going on right now.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Numbing agents, anesthesia, and drilling are not necessary for this non-invasive procedure unless there is tooth decay that must be removed first. Every patient is different, of course, but this is how teeth bonding typically goes:

  • Preparation: The tooth is roughened and then coated with a conditioning liquid to prep it for bonding.
  • Application: Color-matched resin is painted over the surface of the tooth.
  • Shaping: Bonding material is sculpted to look like the rest of the teeth and adjusted for size.
  • Curing: A laser is used to harden the cosmetic teeth bonding material in place.
  • Polishing: The treated tooth is polished to look and feel like other teeth.

Problems Fixed by Tooth Bonding

Cosmetic teeth bonding is a long-lasting restoration. This repair can last for decades if you take care of your teeth with good oral hygiene at home and regular visits to your Philadelphia dentist for cleanings and dental exams. Many patients are delighted to learn about bonding and just how versatile this conservative solution can be. When it comes to making a quick fix, dental bonding can correct the following:

  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Decay
  • Misalignment
  • Broken tooth

Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Teeth Bonding?

Every problem you have with your teeth, whether cosmetic or functional, must be investigated by your Center City dentist. Your consultation allows for X-rays and other digital images if needed, as well as a complete examination. A diagnosis and recommendations for repair follow.

Even if you have your mind set on tooth bonding, remember that your dentist’s recommendations are made with your best interests in mind. In many circumstances, dental bonding can be the answer, especially for a tooth that has been suddenly damaged and needs a quick repair or a tooth that has always made you feel self-conscious.

The smallest problems in your smile can create big problems and dental bonding can be the solution you need. There is no waiting for restorations to be made by a dental lab – your smile makeover occurs in your dentist’s office in no time.

Get Dental Bonding in Center City

Do you have an unsightly tooth that prevents you from smiling or speaking up? Don’t live with this problem. Talk to Dr. Ken Cirka or a member of his team at Philly Dentistry in Center City to find out if cosmetic teeth bonding is the solution for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation and get on the road to a flawless smile done with an easy, fast, non-invasive solution.

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