Tooth Bonding An Overview
Chipped teeth, cracked teeth and minor cosmetic imperfections can be addressed with tooth bonding, a relatively simple procedure performed in our Westborough dental office. Dr. Tufa, an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist, can restore your smile with tooth bonding that will blend with your overall appearance and protect the integrity of your tooth structure.
Tooth bonding is an economical alternative to dental veneers and other more complex restorative or cosmetic treatments and is often the perfect solution for younger patients and those who prefer to make over their smile without the cost and time commitment of veneers. It is commonly recommended to address:
- Damaged teeth
- Worn teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
Tooth bonding is the application of a composite resin material to the surface of a tooth which is cured and sealed using laser generated heat energy. Dr. Tufa has the experience and artistic eye for balanced aesthetics necessary to provide results that look natural and complement your smile. She gently sculpts the composite into place and works with you to ensure your bite is comfortable and functions naturally.
With proper dental care and good oral hygiene, tooth bonding can last for up to 10 years- sometimes longer. The location of the bonding, the severity of tooth damage and lifestyle habits will impact the length of your results. Touch ups can address minor damage to the bonding.