Learn more about Cosmetic Teeth Bonding in Middletown
If you have cracked or damaged teeth, you may be embarrassed by the state of your smile. Dental bonding is a simple, cost-efficient way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Teeth bonding is a process that uses the same composite resin the dentist uses to fill cavities to lengthen short teeth, restore chips or cracks, and close small gaps between your teeth. At Titus Dentistry in Middletown, we offer cosmetic teeth bonding to brighten your smile in as little as an hour.
An economical solution
Dental bonding is a more cost-effective alternative than either crowns or veneers. The composite resin used to reshape or repair your teeth is also less likely to break while chewing than either a crown or veneers. The treatment doesn’t require any impressions or waiting for a dental lab to complete work, so you can generally transform your smile in a single visit.
Dental bonding will need to be replaced about every 5 to 10 years. It is not as stain-resistant as porcelain restorations, so if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee, you may prefer to get it replaced sooner.
Same-day smile upgrades
Unless you’re getting a cavity filled, you won’t require any anesthesia for a dental bonding procedure. During your visit, Dr. Titus will use a conditioning gel and dental tools to roughen your teeth to give the bond more surface area to stick and apply a liquid agent that allows the bond to seal to your tooth. He will use a composite resin matched to your natural teeth’s shade on your prepared tooth and shape it for a natural look. Next, he’ll harden the resin with a curing light.
For the most part, caring for your bonded teeth is the same as your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily and scheduling routine dental visits will keep your teeth healthy and protect your dental bond. You should avoid using bonded teeth to bite hard food and candy directly and avoid chewing ice.
Learn more about cosmetic teeth bonding in a consolation at Titus Dentistry at (765) 358-5868.