Dental Bonding in Saratoga Springs & Gloversville

Dental bonding is a popular, efficient, and cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure that can dramatically improve your smile. The process involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the tooth, which is then hardened with a special light, ultimately bonding the material to the tooth to improve a person's smile. Dental bonding is the go-to solution for repairing decayed, chipped, fractured, or discolored teeth, and it's also a great alternative to amalgam fillings. This treatment is performed by Dr. Alexandra Porcu at Harrison Family Dentists, who is known for her meticulous attention to detail and commitment to patient comfort.

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Why Should I Get Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can address a variety of dental issues. If you have a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth, dental bonding can restore its appearance. It's also an excellent option if you want to close gaps between your teeth or change the shape of a tooth. Dental bonding is less invasive and more conservative than other restorative procedures, as it requires minimal enamel removal. Plus, it's often more affordable than veneers or crowns, making it a great choice for those seeking a smile makeover on a budget.

Dental Bonding in Saratoga Springs | Harrison Family

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Dental bonding can be completed in just one office visit!

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The Benefits of Dental Bonding

Improves Your Smile

Dental bonding can dramatically enhance your smile by fixing imperfections like chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps. The resin used in the procedure can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result. You'll leave the office with a refreshed, confident smile that you'll be eager to show off.

Preserves Natural Tooth Structure

One of the biggest advantages of dental bonding is that it preserves most of the natural tooth structure. Unlike crowns or veneers, which require significant reshaping of the tooth, dental bonding only requires minimal enamel removal. This makes it a more conservative treatment that still delivers outstanding results.

Quick and Painless

Dental bonding is a quick procedure that can typically be completed in just one office visit. It's also painless, with most patients requiring no anesthesia unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. This makes it a convenient option for those with busy schedules or those who may be anxious about more invasive procedures.

The Dental Bonding Treatment Process

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Preparation

During the initial preparation stage, Dr. Porcu will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. This ensures that the bonding blends seamlessly with your smile.

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Bonding Application

Next, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. These steps help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Dr. Porcu will then apply the tooth-colored resin, molding and smoothing it to the desired shape.

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Hardening and Polishing

Finally, the resin is hardened with a special light. Once the material is set, Dr. Porcu will further trim and shape it, and then polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface. The result is a beautifully restored tooth that blends seamlessly with your smile.

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