Posts for: February, 2016

By Carrie Polster, DMD
February 23, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental bonding  

Get the smile you want with bonding

If you have teeth that are less-than-perfect and you don’t smile as much as you used to, it might be time to think about dental bonding, the modern way to get a new, more beautiful smile. Dental bonding is a technique used by cosmetic dentistry experts like Dr. Carrie dental bondingPolster in Midland Park, New Jersey. She would like to help you discover how to get the smile you want with dental bonding.

Dental bonding uses a liquid resin material called composite which can be color-matched almost perfectly to your existing teeth. This means your dental bonding will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Composite resin can be used to repair small cracks and chips in your teeth or excessively worn teeth due to aging. Composite dental bonding is also the perfect fix for larger cosmetic issues including:

  • Slightly overlapped or rotated teeth
  • Closing small gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Darkly stained or yellowed teeth due to aging, smoking or coffee
  • Discolored or grayed teeth due to medications like tetracycline

For dental bonding treatment, Dr. Polster will prepare your teeth with an etching agent, which creates tiny holes in the tooth surface for retention of the composite. The etchant is rinsed, and then Dr. Polster applies the composite material and it is hardened or “cured” with a special ultraviolet light. As a final touch, Dr. Polster will shape and polish your new composite bonding to perfection. Usually, there is no need for anesthetic because bonding is a minimally invasive procedure.

The end result from Dr. Polster is that you will have the smile you want quickly and comfortably. Composite bonding is also usually far less expensive than other cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding is a great solution to a new smile. Call Dr. Carrie Polster your cosmetic and family dentist in Midland Park, New Jersey for a consultation and find out what dental bonding can do for you. Call today and get the smile you want!