Dr. Raj Upadya offers cosmetic dental bonding as a conservative treatment for minor cosmetic and functional issues. Cosmetic dental bonding is a simple procedure, typically completed in a single visit to our Summit, NJ dentist office. Dr. Upadya will utilize this treatment often because it is an economical and conservative option. This fairly inexpensive procedure does not remove any of the tooth’s natural structure as is required for porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
A tooth bonding treatment, or dental bonding, uses a tooth colored biocompatible composite resin that is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into the proper shape and form. Then the material is cured to the tooth using a special light. Teeth bonding can provide an economical cosmetic or restorative treatment option for a variety of dental health concerns.
Composite dental bonding is used to treat a number of issues including:
- Damaged, chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored tooth structure
- Misshapen teeth
- Tooth cavity
Tooth Bonding: What to expect
Teeth bonding is minimally invasive and can usually be completed in a single visit. Dr. Upadya may use dental bonding along with other cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures as part of a total smile makeover.
At your appointment in our Summit, NJ dental office, your dentist will begin by preparing the tooth (or teeth) that will be treated. This will involve removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure and the application of a conditioning liquid that will allow the bonding material to adhere to the tooth.
Your dentist will directly apply the tooth colored resin to the tooth making sure the shade of your bonding material is blending in with the rest of your natural teeth. Your dentist will sculpt the material into the desired shape and size by hand.
Once you are happy with the appearance of your teeth, the material is hardened by an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the composite has cured, your dentist will trim, shape and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
It is important to remember that dental composites are not as durable or long lasting as porcelain restorations and may need to be retouched or replaced in the future. Depending on your personal oral and lifestyle habits, the bonding material will last about three to ten years. The better you care for your teeth, the longer it may last. Also, dental composites are more susceptible to staining from foods and beverages, so special care should be taken to ensure longevity.
If your tooth has more significant issues or damage, Dr. Upayda may recommend a more permanent treatment. We offer porcelain veneers and dental crowns to reinforce a tooth and restore function. These options will cost more and involve at least two visits to complete.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about composite teeth bonding in Summit NJ and Florham Park area, contact Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Raj Upadya. Call us at 973-241-5169 or Request a consultation online.