Tooth Bonding An Overview
Nashua, New Hampshire dentists Dr. Keith Levesque and Dr. Tara Vogel offer comprehensive solutions for cosmetic and dental health concerns for patients of all ages. Tooth bonding is an economical and popular method for both addressing tooth damage and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct chips, cracks, or gaps in teeth, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. The bonding material can also be used as a dental filling after a cavity has been removed.
Bonding, or composite resin tooth fillings, is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental materials and technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems. Tooth bonding is often the perfect solution for young patients or adults not ready for the commitment of porcelain veneers.
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
The tooth bonding process is completed during a single visit to our Nashua, New Hampshire dentist office. For your comfort, we will apply a local anesthetic to the area to be treated. If necessary, we may remove a small amount of tooth surface or etch the enamel for placing the composite material. Doing this ensures that the composite adheres to the teeth as easily as possible.
We then place the composite resin on the affected tooth or teeth. The resin is color-matched to your smile so that it blends in with your natural tooth enamel. We mold and sculpt the resin over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied, ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, natural look.
With good oral hygiene and routine dental care, tooth bonding can last for many years. Remember to schedule routine visits at Levesque Dentistry so that we can help you maintain your results. Call (603) 547-9203 or request an appointment online if you want to improve the look of your smile with dental bonding treatment. If you ever see any chips or cracks over the years, we can help you touch up your smile. Our goal is to provide you with natural-looking results.