Tooth Bonding Can Be a Fast and Affordable Solution for Many Dental Concerns
- Posted on: Jun 30 2019
A beautiful smile is one that patients are proud to share with others. It can boost a patient’s self-confidence and help them look and feel their best. But sometimes, patients have specific areas of the smile that are imperfect and in need of treatment. Repairing the smile with solutions such as composite resin bonding is a smart, fast, and affordable option for many of our patients in the Ardmore, PA area.
What is composite resin bonding?
The treatment known as composite resin bonding is described by our dentist, Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall, as a restorative solution that can be used in a variety of ways. This material can be used as a filling when patients have a cavity, or as an alternative to a porcelain veneer as it can be molded over a tooth to disguise imperfections. Composite resin bonding can be used in many situations. It can cover:
- Breaks and cracks in teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Permanent stained teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Areas of dental decay
Composite resin bonding is a clay-like material that a dentist can mold as she needs to cover the area of concern. Many imperfections can be easily addressed with this material as it also matches the natural tooth enamel. The dentist administers the material onto the tooth, hardens it with a special curing light, and then can file it down and polish it to look just like the natural tooth. This is a wonderfully effective way of enhancing the smile because it is affordable and beautiful.
While porcelain veneers are also a great option for patients who want to cover imperfections on the front of the smile, these restorations can be more expensive. Not everyone has the budget for porcelain veneers. Instead, our team may recommend composite resin bonding because it can provide same-day results for a lot less expensive cost, allowing patients to fix their imperfections without breaking the bank. Patients can later invest in porcelain veneers if they choose to do so with a more permanent option.
Is composite resin bonding right for you?
Connect with Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall of Ardmore, PA by calling for an appointment and discussing the options for smile enhancement available with our cosmetic dental staff.
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