Dental Bonding

Reshape Your Smile

Dental Bonding

Imagine if you were playing baseball and accidentally got hit in the face with a ball. Or if you lived with crooked teeth for a long time, but don’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment. Perhaps your teeth look short compared to the rest of your smile. For patients like you in Englewood, NJ, you can reshape your smile with dental bonding, a relatively quick and painless procedure to mold your teeth.

dental-bonding - Stearns Implants

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Dental bonding is a type of resin that is applied to the tooth. But what separates this from other treatments is the fact that it can be molded and shaped to your preference. Most dental restorations require a few weeks of lab work to ensure that a crown or porcelain veneer fits just right. But with dental bonding, the material is laid on the tooth and molded right there to ensure that you walk out of the office with a satisfying smile in less time.

Dental bonding is commonly recommended for the following cosmetic dental conditions:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Short teeth (can lengthen the tooth)
  • Misshapen teeth

Thanks to the skills and experience of Dr. Stearns, you can rest assured that your oral health is in good hands.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

One of the top reasons that patients love dental bonding is time. For other restorations like crowns or veneers, they have to be manufactured in a lab which could take days or weeks to create. Not so much for dental bonding.

Patients can possibly be in and out of the office in as little as one or two appointments. Since the resin is applied directly to the tooth, there’s no waiting required for lab restorations. You can have a complete and customized smile in less time. Composite bonding creates more aesthetically pleasing teeth and a brighter, more natural looking smile. Unlike porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

The top rival to dental bonding is porcelain veneers, and again the main conflict is time. Are you getting ready for your wedding, a big conference, or other public event in a short amount of time? Dental bonding may be your best bet to reshape your teeth in as little time as possible. Porcelain veneers do have a record of being more durable over time, but they also take weeks to construct and ensure that they fit. Dental bonding is also typically the least expensive of cosmetic dental treatments, since they require less time.

Is Dental Bonding Right for You?

Dental bonding can be a great solution for patients seeking to reshape and rejuvenate their smiles in Englewood, NJ in a faster time than typical cosmetic procedures. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stearns and discover if you can qualify for this unique procedure. During the consultation, Dr. Stearns will be available to answer your questions, detail your individual treatment case, and ultimately help you make a decision on moving forward with dental bonding. For more information on other cosmetic dental treatments offered here, explore our Cosmetic Dentistry page.