Popular Dental Bonding Uses
Dental bonding is a quick and easy treatment for patients with minor smile flaws. At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, patients who want to whiten or reshape their teeth will be pleased with the variety of procedures provided by Dr. Bruce Wilderman. Our Philadelphia cosmetic dentistry team specializes in dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and other custom smile makeover treatments.
Patients who want a fast, painless fix for one or more cosmetically damaged or flawed teeth may be good candidates for dental bonding. There are several advantages to the treatment. Dental bonding is relatively simple and cost-effective, requires no anesthesia, and takes only a single visit to achieve natural looking results. Dental bonding is also a very versatile procedure. Dental bonding can correct a tooth that is:
- Widely spaced
During the dental bonding procedure, Dr. Wilderman carefully cleans and prepares the tooth, then applies a composite bonding resin in layers. These bonding resins are available in many different shades, and can be used to match or whiten the tooth. A special dental light helps to harden the resin while the Dr. Wilderman sculpts the tooth into the desired shape and size. Finally, the surface of the tooth is polished to a beautiful shine.
Taking proper care of a bonded tooth ensures the longevity of your new smile. Just like a natural tooth, bonded teeth require daily brushing and flossing to prevent decay and stains. Patients should also avoid chewing on certain hard foods and objects (including hard candy, ice, and pens) to prevent damage to the dental bonding material.
Other Smile Makeover Treatments
If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, Artistic Expressions Dentistry is proud to offer a range of high-quality cosmetic dental procedures, including porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.
When dental bonding can't correct cosmetic dental issues, our custom crafted porcelain veneers are a safe, long-lasting treatment option. Veneers are extremely strong, thin porcelain shells that attach permanently to the front of the teeth. Using the latest technology, our team has sucessfully pefected the smiles of our Philadelphia porcelain veneers patients.
ZOOM!® Tooth Whitening
Patients who want to brighten and whiten their their teethin just one hour should consider ZOOM!® tooth whitening. If stains from tobacco, dark-colored beverages, medications, or aging are affecting the appearance of your smile, a ZOOM!® whitening treatment can lighten teeth up to twelve shades in a single procedure.
Our office features two of the most technologically advanced dental lasers available today, the diode and Yag lasers. Laser dentistry has drastically improved cosmetic and restorative gum surgery procedures by minimizing postoperative recovery and discomfort as well as anesthesia required. Using lasers, we can shape a patient's gums for an aesthetically pleasing result.
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, every patient is our priority. For more information on the specialized dental services we offer, please contact our Philadelphia cosmetic dentistry center to schedule a consultation at your convenience.