Minor cosmetic flaws such as small chips or cracks can be easily concealed with dental bonding performed by Dr. John R. Striebel in Miamisburg, OH. By artfully applying resin selected to match the shade of your teeth, Dr. Striebel can give your smile a beautiful appearance of health and symmetry in just one office visit.
Dr. Striebel’s dental expertise and eye for aesthetics can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Dental bonding predates the modern porcelain veneer as a means of concealing dental imperfections that affect the appearance of your smile, but do not compromise health. Dr. Striebel will carefully select a color of resin that matches your teeth, and then apply it in layers to create a natural-looking shape. Finally, he will smooth and polish the resin to achieve an attractive result.
Dental bonding can close gaps between teeth.
If you feel self-conscious about minor imperfections in your smile, but do not feel ready to commit to porcelain veneers, Dr. Striebel may recommend dental bonding. In general, virtually any patient with healthy teeth and gums can be a candidate for bonding. Any cavities or gum disease must be addressed before moving ahead with bonding or any other cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Dental bonding may be recommended to address:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dr. Striebel can usually complete the dental bonding procedure in a single visit. First, he will select the appropriate shade of bonding material so that it matches your teeth. Next, he will place clear plastic strips between your teeth to keep the bonding material isolated to the treatment area. In order to make the bonding material adhere securely, Dr. Striebel will treat your teeth with a mild acidic solution. After a few minutes, he will apply the bonding material to your teeth and shape it to conceal the imperfection you wish to address.
Finally, Dr. Striebel will use a special light to cure (harden) the bonding material. In the final step, Dr. Striebel will make any slight adjustments necessary to ensure that the bonded teeth look uniform and that your bite alignment is comfortably and properly balanced. At this point, the dental bonding process will be complete and you can leave our office with a beautiful and rejuvenated smile. Brushing, flossing, and continuing to attend regular checkups can help you maintain the results of your bonding treatment for years to come.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Many patients choose dental bonding because it provides:
- Immediate results
- Improved self-confidence
- Lasting results of five to seven years
- Beautiful results with no alteration of the teeth necessary
- An affordable way to determine if you wish to pursue a more permanent and realistic-looking option like veneers
You may consider combining dental bonding with other treatments for an even more dramatic enhancement. If you desire a complete smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction, dental bonding can play an integral part in your treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
To find out if dental bonding is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Striebel. His dental expertise and eye for aesthetics can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.