If you want to correct a chip, close a gap, or cover discolorations of your teeth, Dr. Antonio Oliviero offers dental bonding. With over 15 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Oliviero combines dental science and art to mold bonding to fit your needs.
If you have cosmetic concerns about your smile, dental bonding is a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers and a great option for multiple cosmetic enhancements. Like porcelain veneers, dental bonding attaches to the front of a tooth to change its shape or cover discoloration.
Bonding is made of a composite resin specifically dyed to match seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Applied in just one office visit, dental bonding is a viable treatment for patients who need to correct a cosmetic issue quickly, and, since bonding covers the entire front surface of a tooth, it can correct several issues at once. Although dental bonding is not as durable as porcelain veneers, the restoration can last for several years. With only slight adjustments to your natural teeth, you can maintain the integrity of your tooth structure while cosmetically-enhancing your teeth.
Covering Multiple Imperfections at Once
Bonding can perform these cosmetic enhancements:
- Smoothing tooth edges
- Covering chips
- Hiding discolorations and stains
- Closing gaps in teeth
- Reshaping teeth
- Creating a uniform smile
Special Considerations for Dental Bonding
While dental bonding may perform some of the same cosmetic enhancements as porcelain veneers, dental bonding does not stand up to the same pressure. Porcelain veneers are much more durable than the composite material used to make dental bonding. While veneers can last over 30 years, dental bonding typically lasts less than ten years. The composite resin in dental bonding is more susceptible to staining and cannot be whitened once applied. For a whiter smile with dental bonding, consider undergoing a whitening treatment before bonding placement so that the composite material will be dyed to match your whiter smile.