Many people shy away from necessary dental procedures because of cost. Some long to have a whiter smile, while others require repair of damaged teeth. What these patients don’t realize is that a cosmetic dental technique exist that no only repairs damage, but can erase permanent stains, as well. Livingston cosmetic dentists, Drs. David Silverstrom and Gary Silverstrom, explain how dental bonding provides affordable, and durable, tooth repair.
An Affordable Alternative
With dental bonding, your Livingston dentists can reshape teeth by lengthening or repairing chips or fractures. Dental bonding also allows for minimal tooth preparation, which is conservative. Unless the bonding material is being used to fill a cavity, the process may require no local anesthetic. In addition, dental bonding costs significantly less than procedures such as porcelain veneers, while offering many of the same results.
With proper care and maintenance, dental bonding has been known to provide over a decade of restoration. The entire process can be completed in one visit, allowing our patients to leave the practice with stronger, brighter teeth.
Quality Dental Repair
Using a special composite resin, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will tint the bonding material to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Occasionally, patients will elect to undergo a teeth whitening procedure prior to bonding, so the restoration will match their whitened smile. Several thin coats of the composite resin are then applied to the teeth. A high intensity curing light quickly hardens the bonding material.
The next step is shaping the resin. Whether a patient requires one or multiple teeth to be repaired, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will employ an artist’s touch to mold the resin to match the rest of your smile. Once the procedure is complete, always remember that simple, preventive dental care will help maintain your new restorations. Avoid chewing hard foods, such as ice or popcorn kernels. Don’t forget to brush and floss regularly and attend six-month checkups and cleanings. Good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining a beautiful smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Dentists
To discuss whether dental bonding is the right procedure for your dental care needs, and to learn more about our cosmetic dental procedures, contact the Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey today. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.