If you struggle with slightly misshapen teeth or minor aesthetic blemishes, you may benefit from dental bonding at our Rockville, MD, practice. During this procedure, Dr. Victor R. Siegel can use composite resin to conceal chips, gaps and discoloration. The resin can blend seamlessly with your smile for natural-looking results. Though results can be dramatic, bonding is still a conservative and affordable treatment. Dr. Siegel has years of experience with cosmetic dentistry and can plan a completely customized procedure that will meet or exceed your expectations.
Are You a Candidate for Cosmetic Bonding?
Dental bonding is often a good option for patients looking to address types of aesthetic blemishes, including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Worn teeth
- Misshapen or unusually small teeth
- Severe stains that will not respond to teeth whitening
- Small gaps between your teeth
- Other slight orthodontic issues that do not affect your overall bite alignment
Before you can undergo dental bonding, Dr. Siegel will need to address any current oral health problems, such as decay or gum disease. Fortunately, after appropriate care, you may still be an excellent candidate for bonding, even if you have fillings or a history of periodontitis. In addition, because it requires very little alteration of your teeth, you may qualify for bonding, even if you have sustained enamel erosion or some other type of dental damage. However, if dental bonding is not in your bests interests, our team can recommend an alternative treatment to achieve your goals.
What Happens during Cosmetic Bonding?
Before your cosmetic bonding procedure, Dr. Siegel will conduct a complete consultation. Working together, you will create a treatment plan to achieve your specific goals. He can help you select the appropriate options if you would like to combine your treatment with any other cosmetic procedures for dramatic results.
To perform bonding, Dr. Siegel may lightly etch the surface of your teeth using a mild chemical solution. You should not feel nothing during this step, and it will not damage the structure of your teeth. In fact, the etching will not even be visible. Its sole purpose is to increase the surface area of your teeth and ensure a stronger bond for the composite. Dr. Siegel can then coat your tooth in the composite resin bonding material. He will artistically shape the material to achieve the shape and size you desire. Thanks to his expertise, Dr. Siegel can achieve highly lifelike results that will mirror the natural appearance of your smile. When he is finished sculpting the bonding resin, he will use a curing light to harden the composite. Once your tooth is finished, we will polish its surface so that it has a realistic finish and blends with the rest of your smile.
With Dr. Siegel’s experience, you can enjoy aesthetic final results after just one easy appointment.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can transform your appearance by concealing a broad range of cosmetic concerns all at once. After treatment, your smile can be brighter and more even. If you are looking into your various cosmetic options, there are many reasons to consider dental bonding. This treatment is quite affordable. If you want to enjoy the effects of porcelain veneers, but are watching your budget, bonding is an affordable alternative. Cosmetic bonding is also non-invasive and is reversible because it does not involve significant alteration of your teeth. In addition, dental bonding is a very efficient, comfortable process. With Dr. Siegel’s experience, you can enjoy aesthetic final results after just one easy appointment.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
We encourage you to find out if you are a good candidate for bonding and begin designing your custom procedure. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.