Dr. Laurie Bloch - Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV

 
 

Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist specializing inSmile Makeovers

 

Tooth Bonding

If you have some minor imperfections in your teeth that keep you from smiling, tooth bonding can be an easy and affordable option.

Although teeth bonding can refer to adhering porcelain restorations to your natural tooth (ex. porcelain inlays or veneers), dental bonding is also a dental treatment where a composite resin is applied to the surface of your tooth to cosmetically improve it. Dental bonding can be used to treat both the front and back teeth and comes in many shades so it can precisely match your natural tooth color. Dental bonding can also be done on multiple tooth structures, depending on the nature of the repair and your dentist's recommendation.

How Dental Bonding Works

Once the surface is prepared, the tooth-colored, putty-like composite material is applied, molded and shaped. Then, a special light or laser cures/hardens the material. After it hardens, your dentist may further trim and shape the material, then polish it to match the rest of the tooth surface.

Tooth Bonding: An Artistic Solution To Repair Various Problems

The process of tooth bonding can be compared to the process an artist uses in sculpting clay. Through the molding and shaping of dental composite resin, Dr. Laurie can fix a number of imperfections that stand between you and the perfect smile:
  • Restore a chipped tooth
  • Restore broken tooth
  • Fill a gap between teeth
  • Recolor your teeth
  • Reshape your teeth
  • Give a straighter appearance to crooked teeth
  • Restore decaying teeth
Differences Between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Restorations

Teeth bonding is an effective and affordable treatment for minor repairs, but does not offer the same level of durability or support to surrounding tooth structure like porcelain restorations. For cases where the problem area is larger, needs to withstand more stress, or requires more exact shaping or shading, porcelain restorations are a better and longer-term solution.

For more information, see Questions About Tooth Bonding.

If you think tooth bonding can help improve your smile, call us at (702) 463-8600, contact us to schedule your personal teeth bonding consultation. We can accurately assess your needs and mouth function to determine if dental bonding is right for you. Proudly serving patients in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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