When might I consider dental composite for cosmetic improvements of my smile?

If you are bothered by noticeable imperfections on the teeth near the front of your smile, you might be curious about the various treatment options available for your consideration. Drs. Jerald Matt and Naila Bryan at Main Line Dental Health and Wellness in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, may suggest using cosmetic bonding, also referred to as composite bonding or composite resin.

Lady having a dental treatment

What is composite resin dental bonding?

Composite resin dental bonding is best described as a tooth-colored resin material that can be used on the teeth to cover imperfections. It is a quick, simple, and reliable way to improve the appearance of the smile when compared to other options, like porcelain veneers, and is an affordable choice for many of our patients seeking cosmetic dentistry solutions.

What is the process of obtaining composite dental bonding for the front teeth?

The process for achieving composite bonding is relatively straightforward. First, the teeth are cleaned by our team to ensure the removal of both plaque and tartar. This prepares the surface for using an etching acid applied to the tooth. This creates a rough surface allowing the material to adhere more effectively. The resin is then applied in layers and hardened with a special curing light. Once complete, our dentists file down the resin material and polish the tooth to finish the job. Because the composite resin is matched in color with the patient’s natural tooth, it is practically indistinguishable from the natural tooth enamel for a seamless and natural finished appearance. With proper care and attention, most of our patients can expect their dental bonding to last several years before it needs to be replaced.

Call Main Line Dental Health and Wellness today to learn more about composite bonding for teeth!

Whether you are considering composite resin bonding or porcelain veneers, our team can help you make the right choice for your needs. Call Drs. Jerald Matt and Naila Bryan at (610) 947-5566 to request a visit with our team in Bryn Mawr, PA, at 776 West Lancaster Avenue. We serve patients in the community of Radnor, Gladwyne, Haverford, Newtown Square, and Rosemont, PA, in addition to the surrounding cities