Dental Bonding in Sharon, MA
Repair, Protect & Enhance Your Smile
Over time, teeth become increasingly susceptible to issues such as damage, decay, and discoloration. Even patients who practice diligent oral hygiene and attend regular dental exams may find themselves chipping a tooth, developing tooth decay, or seeing yellow on their teeth that won’t come off with regular brushing. If any of these problems are familiar to you, Dr. Alla Agamov and her talented dental team can help restore your smile through the relatively fast, non-invasive method of dental bonding.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that involves attaching a plastic-like resin to teeth, then shaping and polishing the resin to alter the tooth’s appearance and structure. The resin is usually composite, made of high grade quartz and acrylic. There’s no need for impressions, the resin is applied freehand by a trained professional.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding offers a number of benefits that make them a popular method for restorative and cosmetic dental treatment including:
- Can be used to treat decay, damage, and discoloration
- More affordable than veneers
- Fills gaps between teeth
- Reinforces teeth to prevent further damage
- Restores your confidence in your smile
- Fast treatment
- Predictable results
- Non-invasive installation process
- Can replace fillings
The Dental Bonding Process
Before you can undergo dental bonding, you’ll attend an initial consultation with Dr. Agamov. During your consultation, Dr. Agamov will provide a thorough dental exam and review your medical history to evaluate your oral health. She’ll also discuss your smile goals with you, as well as available sedation dentistry options.
Dr. Agamov will be sure to let you know about your other options for restorative and cosmetic treatment, so you can make an informed decision that fits your unique needs. Once you’ve been approved for dental bonding, we’ll help you pick a shade of resin to match your natural teeth and schedule you for your next appointment.
To prepare your teeth for the resin, we’ll thoroughly clean them so the resin has a smooth, sanitary surface to adhere to. In most cases, anesthesia won’t be necessary for dental bonding, because the procedure is non-invasive and virtually painless. However, if the resin is being used for a tooth that’s decayed, cracked close to the nerve, or needs to be drilled to change its shape, we’ll apply a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain.
Once we’ve ensured that your anesthetic and any chosen sedation method you may have chosen is working, Dr. Agamov will slightly etch the surface of the tooth so the resin will stay in place.
After your teeth are prepared, Dr. Agamov will apply the resin to your tooth, molding it into the proper shape. She’ll harden the resin using a handheld blue light, then trim and polish the material once it hardens to complete the look.
Frequently Asked Questions
The resin used for dental bonding usually lasts for three to ten years. To extend the life of your resin, you’ll need to practice proper oral hygiene and attend regular dental exams with Dr. Agamov so she can evaluate your resin and repair or replace it as needed.
The exact cost of your dental bonding procedure will vary depending on several factors such as how many teeth you need bonding for, the extent of the problem being treated, and your insurance. We encourage you to call your insurance provider beforehand to ask them if they can cover some or all of the cost of your dental bonding procedure. To help make your procedure more affordable, we offer financing options, including CareCredit.
The resin used in dental bonding cannot be whitened. If you are interested in teeth whitening, we encourage you to undergo the procedure before you choose your resin and have it applied. That way, the resin is more likely to match your new smile.
If there’s a problem with your resin, or you find that the results of your dental bonding aren’t to your liking, Dr. Agamov can easily remove the resin with a sandpaper like material, reversing the procedure.
Dental Bonding For Quick, Effective Smile Restoration
Dr. Agamov is proud to offer this non-invasive treatment as a way to enhance the look of your smile and protect your teeth from further damage. Using dental bonding, you can quickly, comfortably, and more affordably fix the wear and tear years of use put on your smile.
To learn more about this cosmetic and restorative dentistry method, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Agamov at our Sharon, MA office, dial (781) 784-8435. You can also submit one of our contact forms and a friendly team member will get back to you shortly.