• Bonding

  • DeBonis Family Dentistry offers bonding cosmetic dentistry solutions to repair slight gaps between teeth, a tooth that is chipped, or a tough stain that isn’t easily removed.  In most cases, a single visit for a dental bonding procedure is all it takes for a new, beautiful smile. If you live in Ross Township, Coraopolis, Ingomar, Glenshaw, or Sewickley, and their neighboring communities, and you need some minor dental bonding work, we have the cosmetic dentistry solutions perfect for your smile.

    What is dental bonding?

    Dental bonding is a procedure using resin to fill in an irregularity in or around your teeth.  The material is bonded to the tooth’s surface in order to repair a tooth or fill a gap. The resin is matched and colored to your existing enamel and set in place utilizing a chemical or light process, depending on your oral needs.  The result is a seamless look that blends into your smile.

    Why is dental bonding necessary?

    Bonding a tooth is beneficial when teeth are chipped or have a small indentation or crack.  The process strengthens the existing tooth, thus preventing further damage to the tooth down the road.  DeBonis Family Dentistry has been providing these cosmetic dental services to the community for years in order to help patients get back their smile.  Damaged teeth, when not repaired, are in greater danger of tooth decay due to the uneven tooth structure. Bonding repairs these issues so proper brushing and flossing can continue to maintain your oral health.

    How do I care for a bonded tooth?

    Taking care of a tooth that has been bonded is similar to your regular oral hygiene routine.  With a little extra attention to the bonded tooth, your smile will continue to shine. To properly maintain your smile and dental bond, we recommend the following:

    Regular Checkups

    A dental bond creates a strong adhesion to your existing tooth, but we recommend regular six-month interval dental examines in order to recognize any premature wear on the tooth’s surface.  Should the tooth show signs of weakness, we address those issues so the tooth will remain in good health. A damaged tooth increases the rate of decay and plaque buildup leading to oral health and overall health problems.  

    Oral Hygiene Regimen

    Proper brushing and flossing is one of the best ways to keep your tooth in good health along with the rest of your teeth and gums.  Use dental hygiene products recommended by the American Dental Association for best results.

    Diet

    A nutritional diet is important for both you and your oral health.  Avoid foods that are known to discolor teeth, as your bond may be more susceptible to staining.  Drink a lot of water and choose nutritious foods that aid in oral health.

    Our Ross Township office is the ideal location if you think a dental bond is right for you.  Call us at (412) 761-9594 to schedule a consultation appointment with our cosmetic dentistry team.  We are happy to answer your questions and to provide with the knowledge you need to make a well-informed decision which will result in a beautiful smile.