Dental Bonding in Boston

Dental bonding is a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned. It is an alternative to veneers that can often be done in a single appointment using composite resin.

How does dental bonding work?

We prepare the tooth for dental bonding by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, we apply a plastic resin and sculpt it into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.

What Can Dental Bonding Fix?

Dental bonding can correct many cosmetic problems with the teeth, including:

  • Closing a gap between the teeth
  • Minor misalignments
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Pitted teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Uneven teeth

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

The resin material used in dental bonding is not as strong as natural tooth enamel and will eventually wear down. It is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. While dental bonding can last up to five years, it will eventually need repair or replacement.

Why Choose Dental Bonding?

There are many reasons to choose dental bonding. Our Boston patients often choose bonding to improve the appearance of their teeth. It is an inexpensive, quick way to correct imperfections. Dental bonding costs less than veneers and does not require the removal of tooth enamel, unlike veneers.

Dental bonding can correct more than one issue at a time. If you have an event coming up and would like to whiten your teeth, close a gap, and fix a cracked tooth, dental bonding can achieve excellent results in one appointment.

Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

Both bonding and veneers can correct multiple issues with your teeth. You should always consider the pros and cons of each option.

  • Cost: Bonding is less expensive than veneers.
  • Longevity: Dental bonding usually lasts 5 years, while veneers typically last at least 10 years.
  • Durability: Both bonding and veneers are durable, but veneers are less prone to staining. However, teeth that are bonded are less likely to break or come loose.
  • Damage to teeth: Veneers require the removal of some dental enamel before being attached, while bonding does not damage the teeth.
  • Permanence: Dental bonding is reversible because the teeth are not damaged. However, once you get veneers, you must replace them if they are lost or worn because the underlying teeth do not have enough enamel remaining.

Is Dental Bonding Right for You?

Only you can decide if dental bonding is right for you. Dental bonding is an excellent option if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, are on a budget, and don’t like the idea of removing tooth enamel. Dr. Esrawi can explain your options so that you can make an informed decision based on your needs and overall health.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Esrawi and learn more about dental bonding options in Boston, please contact our office at Boston Office Phone Number (617) 725-0515.

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