If you’re uncomfortable with how your smile looks in Norwalk, Dr. David Nill is here to help. As an expert in dental bonding, Dr. Nill can quickly reshape and restore your smile with cost-effective, minimally-invasive bonding in Norwalk at Riverwalk Dental Care. Get more details about the process by contacting us for an appointment, or read on for more information.
Dental bonding is a type of cosmetic dentistry treatment that’s used to treat a wide variety of aesthetic flaws with your smile, including minor chips, misshapen teeth, stains and yellowing, and gaps between your teeth.
The process is actually sort of similar to a filling, except the tooth-colored resin material is applied to the outside of your tooth to reshape it and cover up flaws, rather than being used to fill up a cavity.
Dr. Nill will carefully apply resin to your tooth, and use a variety of special dental tools to sculpt, trim, and harden it until the tooth looks and feels perfect. The process is quick and non-invasive, so most patients can have multiple teeth treated in a single appointment.
First, dental bonding is very affordable. Bonding is typically significantly cheaper than other treatments like veneers, so it’s a good choice if you are on a more limited budget, but still want to restore your smile.
In addition, dental bonding is completely non-invasive, with no drilling or removal of enamel required. You can treat your teeth and restore your smile with less discomfort and anxiety with dental bonding.
This also means that bonding is reversible. Unlike porcelain veneers, for example, there is no need to drill away any of your enamel, and the bonded material can be removed in the future, if there is a need to do so.
Bonding is also very versatile, and your bonded teeth will look and feel totally natural, so this restores your appearance and helps boost your self-confidence when smiling, laughing, and eating around others.
The process of dental bonding usually takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth, but can be done even faster, in some cases. As mentioned, many patients opt to have multiple teeth bonded in one appointment.
Dr. Nill will begin the process by cleaning your mouth and etching the teeth that will be treated with a very mild acid. This acid roughens them up slightly, which ensures the composite bonding resin will attach to the surface of the tooth properly.
Next, he will select a dental resin that matches your teeth perfectly, and begin applying it directly to your tooth. Using special dental tools, Dr. Nill will sculpt and shape the bonding material to improve the natural shape and appearance of your tooth.
Finally, your bite will be checked, and more minor adjustments may be made to the tooth. If you’re having multiple teeth bonded, Dr. Nill will move onto the next one. Otherwise, you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.