Dental Bonding: The Quick Solution to a Beautiful, Symmetrical Smile

Small chips and cracks, wide spacing, and inconsistent shaping are minor dental imperfections that can have a major impact on your smile, and your confidence. Dr. Steven M. Balloch offers dental bonding at his Glastonbury, CT, practice to quickly and effectively conceal these imperfections using a tooth-colored resin. In a single appointment, he can use this simple, yet powerful treatment to dramatically improve the symmetry and overall appearance of your smile. To learn more about how you can benefit from dental bonding, contact our office today.

Before and after images of a dental bonding patient.

Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?

If you feel self-conscious about a small dental imperfection that does not affect your oral health, and do not wish to undergo a more extensive procedure such as enhancement using porcelain veneers, you may be a great candidate for bonding. Bonding can effectively conceal:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Worn surfaces
  • Inconsistent shaping
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Discoloration

During a personal consultation, we will take note of your goals and conduct an assessment of your oral health to make certain that your gums and teeth are healthy. Any oral health issues must be addressed before proceeding with bonding or any other cosmetic procedure.

In the course of a single treatment, you can achieve a smile that is more symmetrical and charismatic.

The Dental bonding Procedure

The first step in the bonding process is selecting a shade of dental resin that closely matches the shade of your teeth. Some patients choose to undergo a teeth whitening treatment before their bonding procedure, in order to achieve a more dramatic enhancement. 

After cleaning the teeth you wish to treat, we will apply a special solution that slightly roughens the tooth surface to create a strong bond with the resin. Next, the resin is applied and hardened with a curing light. We will shape and polish the resin to create a natural-looking surface. Finally, we will make sure your bite meets comfortably, and make any necessary refinements to the bonded tooth.

By maintaining a regular brushing and flossing schedule, attending six-month checkups, and avoiding habits such as chewing on pen caps and ice chips, you can expect your bonded tooth to last as long as 10 years.

The Benefits of Bonding

There are many ways to enhance the appearance of your smile, but bonding has some unique attributes that make it a highly popular procedure:

  • Bonding provides fast results. In the course of a single treatment, you can achieve a smile that is more symmetrical and charismatic.
  • Bonding is affordable. Bonding is a comfortable fit for virtually any budget.
  • Bonding is a simple way to decide if you want more extensive treatments. While porcelain veneers and crowns provide long-term results, they are more costly than bonding, and require permanent alteration of the tooth. Bonding can allow you to preview the effects of these treatments.

Refine YOur Smile Today

Dr. Balloch is a compassionate dentist who understands the significant difference a beautiful smile can make in a patient's quality of life. When you feel proud to share your smile, it makes a powerful and positive impression on everyone you meet. 

If small dental imperfections are making you feel self-conscious, dental bonding is a fast, affordable way to achieve a beautiful new smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.