If you are unhappy with the appearance of chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth, dental bonding can help. Dental bonding is a composite plastic that can be used to reshape your teeth to correct flaws in size, spacing, or appearance. Once it is properly shaped, the bonding is hardened with a special light to create a durable restoration.
The success of your Philadelphia dental bonding procedure depends on the artistry of your dentist, so choose carefully. Dr. Kenneth Siegel has more than 25 years of experience using dental bonding to get great results.
What Can Dental Bonding Do?
It is a versatile treatment that can help with many common cosmetic dental problems, including:
Repair chipped or cracked teeth
Close spaces between teeth
Lengthen short or worn teeth
Protect exposed tooth root when gums recede
Serve as a tooth-colored filling
If you have these or other cosmetic complaints about your smile, we encourage you to consider dental bonding for your treatment.
Benefits and Limits
Dental bonding can be used in many situations, but it is not always the best treatment for your smile. The benefits of include:
Can be completed in one visit
Can be used in places where other treatments cannot
However, it does have limits. These include:
Not as long-lasting as ceramic restorations
Not as hard as ceramic restorations
Color match and luster are not as natural as ceramic restorations
If you are looking for the most attractive and longest-lasting restorations, we recommend porcelain veneers and dental crowns as a better alternative.
BioClear for Closing Black Triangles
If you have black triangles developing around the bases of your teeth, we are now offering a new approach to dental bonding that helps fill them in. BioClear uses a liquid bonding material to flow down into the space around the base of the tooth to properly fill in the area. Like dental bonding, BioClear can be completed in a single visit, but it’s smoother, brighter, and more stain resistant.