Improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile with long-lasting cosmetic bonding from Fisher & Orfaly Dental Clinic, in Salem, Massachusetts.
We always like to make an impression with that bright smile. A healthy and beautiful smile is an incredible confidence booster and makes an excellent first impression. However, cracked or chipped teeth can make you self-conscious. With advancements in technology, there are options available to treat such issues. One of the best solutions is dental bonding or composite resin bonding.
Teeth bonding can be used to fix chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Teeth bonding for gaps between teeth and other such minor issues is also very common. You can easily Google “tooth bonding before and after” or “dental bonding before and after” to see the effectiveness of dental bonding treatment. At Fisher & Orfaly in Salem, MA, dental bonding can be done to alter and improve the appearance of your teeth.
Jay had an emergency rebonding and cosmetic work right before Thanksgiving. Looking good and enjoying the feast!
Dr. Orfaly has been my dentist for several years now and all of his procedures have been quick, painless, and with excellent skill. Today he went absolutely above and beyond to provide amazing customer service and care.I had to call his personal phone on a Monday holiday as I had chipped my front tooth pretty badly. He arranged to get childcare, contacted his assistant to come in, and was able to see me by 10:30 that morning. He was able to skillfully rebuild my front tooth within 30 minutes and fully restored my smile as if nothing had happened!I will continue to refer all of my friends and family to this excellent dental group who truly care about their patients.
Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding or teeth bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure in which teeth-colored composite resin is applied on the visible surface of the teeth to improve your smile.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike dental crowns treatment or dental veneers treatment, dental bonding treatment can be completed in a single visit. This is because dental crowns and dental veneers need to be customized and made in a dental lab, while the composite resin used in bonding can be prepared at the dental clinic itself. That is why dental bonding is also called composite resin bonding. The dental bonding treatment may require more than one appointment if several teeth are involved. As dental bonding is a painless procedure, it does not require anesthesia, unless dental bonding is done to fill in a cavity.
Dental bonding is used for various purposes like:
Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
Improving the appearance of discolored teeth
Closing spaces between teeth
Making teeth look longer
Changing the shape of teeth
Typically our dentists at Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, can use dental bonding to improve the appearance of your smile in just a short time. Often patients can leave the office and see an improved smile in just one visit.
When compared to other cosmetic dental procedures, the least amount of enamel is removed for the dental bonding procedure.
Dental bonding treatment is the least expensive and one of the most convenient treatments for improving your smile.
Dental bonding provides patients with a variety of cosmetic benefits. Composite bonding can repair a broken or chipped tooth, or close gaps between teeth without the need for lengthy orthodontic treatments.
Dental bonding can also be altered, repaired, and fixed over time if you ever experience any issues.
At Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, patients can choose a more permanent cosmetic restoration in the future. We will advise you on the best cosmetic bonding for any breakage or damage you’re currently experiencing.
The procedure of cosmetic bonding or composite resin bonding at Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, is as follows:
Preparation: This stage involves choosing a composite resin color that’s as close as possible to the color of your tooth. Dr. Orfaly will use a chart to make sure the color choice is correct. Little time is needed for preparation. Anesthesia is often not required unless dental bonding is being done for filling cavities.
The bonding process: Dr. Orfaly will roughen up the surface and apply a conditioning liquid. This procedure helps the bonding material to adhere to the tooth. Now the composite resin is applied, molded to the desired shape, and smoothened. Then the composite resin is hardened using a special light- usually blue light or laser. Once the composite resin hardens, Dr. Orfaly will trim it to sharpen the resin and then polish it to make it look like your natural teeth.
Duration of the treatment: It takes about 30-60 minutes for composite resin bonding per tooth.
Dr. Orfaly of Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, has analyzed his patients’ frequently asked questions over the years. He, along with his team has set up a list of guidelines to care for your dental bondings so they last long:
Brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily
Avoiding super hard foods and candy
Not biting your nails
Avoiding coffee, tea, tobacco after the first few days of the treatment
Scheduling dental cleanings after every 6 months.
The lifespan of composite resin bonding for the teeth ranges from 3 to 10 years before requiring any touch-ups or changes. Maintaining good oral habits is essential to maintain dental bonding. By also avoiding certain bad habits, tooth bonding can last a long time.
Composite resin bonding is strong, but it is not as strong as natural teeth and some habits can shorten their lifespan. For example, biting down too hard or chewing on ice and non-food items like pens or nails may cause the dental bonding to break. Habits like smoking or drinking dark beverages like coffee or red wine may stain the composite resin bonding. Teeth grinding or bruxism may also reduce the lifespan of the dental bonding.
Book an appointment at Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA, immediately if you accidentally chip or break the composite resin bonding, or if you feel any sharp or rough edges after the procedure.
Dental bonding cost or teeth bonding cost in Salem, MA, depends on the following factors:
The extent of dental bonding treatment: The composite bonding cost for several teeth will be more expensive than the composite bonding cost for a single tooth. The size of the treatment area on the tooth also affects the teeth bonding cost.
The skill of the dentist: Teeth bonding cost may be higher when the procedure is done by a skilled and experienced dentist. It is worth the higher dental bonding cost because it ensures that the dental bonding treatment is done effectively. A skilled dentist will help you achieve your best smile.
The total teeth bonding cost or dental bonding cost will be determined by the dentist after carefully examining your teeth during the appointment and making a dental bonding treatment plan based on the severity of your case. The reason why dental bonding is such a popular procedure is that it is a very inexpensive, yet safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure. The results of dental bonding can be seen almost immediately.
If the dental bonding treatment is done for cosmetic purposes, it will not be covered by insurance. However, if there is any health concern associated with getting dental bondings, the cost may get covered depending on your dental insurance plan.
Dr. George Orfaly is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and has been practicing as a dentist in Salem, MA since 2005. He has consistently improved the lives of his patients by providing them relief, confidence, and healthy smiles. He believes that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Orfaly has also been an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and North Shore District Dental Society.