Posts for tag: Dental Bonding

By Tracy C. Sullivan, DDS
August 22, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

You can see an improvement in your smile when you go to the dentist for a bonding treatment. It’s a great option to fix minor imperfections. bondingIt also gives you results more quickly. It’s a treatment option you can talk about with Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan, or Dr. Kevin Yoder at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA.

What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is the process of shoring up broken or gapped areas of your smile with a bonding agent. The white composite material that your Port Orchard, WA, dentist uses to fill a cavity is the same material that can be used for bonding. The material is placed onto the surface of your existing tooth in layers, then cured and hardened. It can be smoothed and polished so that it looks like your other teeth in shape and texture.

How Bonding Improves Your Smile
Dental bonding adds fullness to your smile and protects your teeth. It fills in small gaps around your front teeth and replaces chips around the edges. When a cracked tooth is bonded, it prevents further cracking and protects the tooth from decay. Dental bonding is sometimes used after other cosmetic treatments, like braces, to help ensure that the teeth remain properly spaced.

The Dental Bonding Procedure
You will not have to spend much time at Family Dental Associates for a bonding treatment and you don’t have to worry about feeling any discomfort. First the teeth are color matched with the composite resin that will be used for the treatment. After that, the tooth is pre-treated so that it can accept and hold the bonding agents. Next, the materials are applied carefully and solidified with a curing light. When the bonding process is complete, the dentist will use a special tool to contour and polish the tooth.

Call for a Cosmetic Consultation
You may have assumed that you need major cosmetic work to improve your smile, but you might benefit from a simple dental bonding procedure. Call 360-895-4321 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Grieser, Dr. Sullivan, or Dr. Yoder at Family Dental Associates serving patients in Port Orchard, WA.

By Family Dental Associates
January 21, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Will Dental Bonding Fix My Teeth? Why dental bonding might be right for you.

If you are unhappy with how your teeth look, there are many cosmetic dentistry options for you to choose from, and the dentists at Family dental bondingDental Associates in Port Orchard, WA - Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan and Dr. Kevin Yoder - are here to discuss your choices. They are your neighborhood experts on cosmetic dentistry, including dental bonding.

The Benefits

You may know someone who has had composite bonding and may admire the results. But it’s time to decide if dental bonding is right for you. Bonding can be used to fix teeth that are chipped, cracked or have age-related wear. It is used primarily to fix many cosmetic issues such as:

  • Teeth discolored from medications such as tetracycline
  • Excessively stained or yellowed teeth
  • Small spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Minor tooth overlap
Bonding will also become a virtually invisible addition to your sparkling smile, and the procedure can be completed in one convenient visit and with no discomfort. It is a state-of-the-art solution to cosmetic issues, and the best part is that it's often far less expensive than other cosmetic treatments.
 
The Procedure
 

The dental bonding process uses a tooth-colored resin called composite, which your cosmetic dentist in Port Orchard will color-match to your teeth, giving you a completely natural, beautiful look.

The first step might involve a minimal preparation of your tooth, followed by application of an etching material which is rinsed off. After the etchant, composite is applied to your tooth and hardened or “cured” with a special ultraviolet light. Your dentist will further shape and polish your composite bonding until it looks perfectly natural.

Only your dentist can tell you if dental bonding is the answer to your individual cosmetic issue. That’s why it’s important to visit the dentists at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA and find out what they can do for you. Call today and start improving your smile!



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