Tooth Bonding Philadelphia, PA

Dental bonding is a popular procedure in our Philadelphia dental office. Usually completed in a single visit, tooth bonding is used for cosmetic and restorative purposes. This treatment can repair minor cosmetic dental concerns such as white spots on teeth, close gaps in your smile, and repair tooth damage like chips and cracks. Dental bonding in our Philadelphia, PA, office can improve the appearance and comfort of your teeth.

Dental bonding involves applying a composite resin material to the front surface of teeth. This quick and economical cosmetic treatment offers natural-looking results. While bonding is not a permanent solution, bonding materials are long-lasting.

Dental Bonding in Philadelphia PA

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is the same process as a resin dental filling. Our dentist applies a tooth-colored resin directly to the tooth, sculpts it into the desired shape, and cures the material with a special light. Bonding needs little to no tooth preparation. We will gently etch your enamel to create a proper surface for the bonding material.

You can receive bonding treatment with just one visit to our office. We ensure that your bonded teeth match your natural teeth for a natural look.

Dr. Conover is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentists in Philadelphia. He may recommend tooth bonding if you have the following:

  • Gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Minor chips or cracks on your teeth
  • Discolored teeth that are resistant to whitening treatment
  • Black triangles

Dental bonding is a quick fix for damaged and discolored teeth. It is also easily reversible, so if you want another treatment down the road, you can do so without damaging your natural teeth.

Dental Bonding for Chipped Teeth

Tooth bonding is commonly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. The composite resin matches the natural color of teeth and is easily shaped into a tooth-like appearance. We can build your tooth structure with bonding material for an even, comfortable bite.

These restorations are virtually undetectable. The benefit of tooth bonding is that it is quick, affordable, and long-lasting.

Before & After: Mitchell

Mitchell came to us with a chipped front tooth. We placed dental bonding to restore his smile.Dental bonding for chipped teeth before and after

resin tooth bonding in Philadelphia PA with Dr. Pamela Doray

Dental Bonding for Worn Teeth

Dental bonding is also an excellent option for patients with worn teeth. Tooth grinding can cause teeth to wear down and appear shorter. Because of the constant grinding, teeth might have chips or cracks along the edges. Dental bonding can restore teeth so that they appear longer and more even. No one will know that you’ve had your teeth repaired; composite resin matches the look and feel of natural teeth.

Before and After: Maria

Maria came to our office because her teeth were short and uneven. Chronic tooth grinding caused them to wear down and become chipped and brittle. We used dental bonding to restore her smile.
Dental bonding for worn teeth before and after

Before & After: Sandra- bonding black triangles

Sandy J before and after dental bonding

Michael- interim bonding
interim dental bonding before and after

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: What to Consider

Dental bonding can be a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers require a minimal amount of tooth structure to be removed and two to three dental visits. They are considered permanent dental restoration since they are irreversible.

Dental bonding, by contrast, requires no tooth structure to be removed and can be completed in one visit. Tooth bonding can be removed if desired.

Example of resin bonding:

Maria results after tooth bonding in Philadelphia PA

Porcelain veneers, do last much longer than dental bonding. The composite resin is less resistant to stains and wear than the highly durable ceramic material used to make porcelain veneers.

Examples of porcelain veneers:

before and after dental crowns treatment in PhiladelphiaBefore and after tooth enamel erosion treatment

Dental Bonding FAQS

Learn more about dental bonding in our Philadelphia, PA office with answers to these common questions:

How long will bonding last?

Most tooth bonding will last five years or more with proper care and maintenance. Bonding is not as durable as veneers or crowns, but it can last for years if you properly care for and maintain your teeth. If you need tips, we’ll show you how to keep your dental bonding looking great when you visit our office.

How much does dental bonding cost?

Dental bonding is a relatively affordable procedure. Most dental insurance plans cover part of the cost of dental bonding. However, the cost depends on your chosen dentist and the type of bonding.

The cost of dental bonding varies based on different factors like location, the complexity of the treatment, and the dentist’s experience. Dental bonding is less expensive than crowns or veneers and can cover up minor chips, cracks, or discoloration between teeth.

Does dental bonding look natural?

Yes, dental bonding on teeth appears and feels entirely natural. The material matches each patient’s individual teeth color. Bonding should not be noticeable to anyone looking at your smile. Your treated teeth will appear completely natural.

Can bonding fix crooked teeth?

We can use composite bonds to change the look of crooked teeth. This only works for slightly crooked teeth. Adding a bond to certain places can hide gaps and misalignment in one bite.

Can your teeth rot under tooth bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is not a long-term solution, so it does not harm teeth. Even if the cosmetic material stains or chips off, it will not affect your teeth’s natural enamel. However, if you develop tooth or gum decay, the infection will affect your gums and surrounding teeth. We will ensure you are healthy before bonding treatment.

Can I remove teeth bonding?

Dental bonding can be removed, and the procedure is generally fairly simple. Tooth bonding is an additive procedure, so it doesn’t require the removal of any natural tooth enamel.

Can dental bonding help treat receding gums?

Our dentist can repair gum recession using dental bonding. The composite material covers the exposed tooth roots and relieves any discomfort. We recommend deep gum cleaning before covering the gums to ensure you do not have gum disease.

Get Tooth Bonding Treatment Today

For dental bonding treatment in Philadelphia, PA, call Opus Dental Esthetics at (215) 395-6076. You can also schedule an appointment online. Please let us know if you have any more questions. We’re here to help.