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Dental Bonding – Pittsburgh, PA

Say Goodbye to Minor Smile Imperfections

When you look in the mirror or take a selfie, are you perfectly happy with the way your smile appears? If not, you might be in the habit of closing your mouth when you smile or using your hand to cover your laugh. You might even not smile around strangers. This can make you seem unfriendly and unapproachable, negatively impacting both your professional and personal lives. Luckily, at Advanced Dental Solutions of Pittsburgh, we offer a way to correct those pesky flaws in your smile, with a treatment known as dental bonding. If you’re ready to say goodbye to minor smile imperfections, give us a call today!

What Is Dental Bonding?

man holding magnifying glass to smile after getting dental bonding in Pittsburgh

Dental bonding is a procedure in which your cosmetic dentist in Pittsburgh applies a composite resin to your flawed teeth. This material resembles a putty, and it can be custom shaded to match the color of your existing tooth enamel. It’s actually the same material that we use for tooth-colored fillings to repair cavities. The process of applying this resin is short, usually taking an appointment that lasts only an hour or less.

Process of Dental Bonding

woman getting dental bonding hardened with curing light

In addition to being short, getting dental bonding is typically painless, so local anesthetic is normally not required. You can leave our office with your new and improved smile and zero residual soreness or discomfort.

First, we’ll work with you to select the ideal shade of the composite resin to match your teeth. Then, the resin is applied to your teeth in layers. The material is sculpted until your tooth has achieved the desired size, shape, and color. After the tooth has reached perfection, we harden it into place with a curing light. We’ll polish it to ensure it matches the translucence of the rest of your teeth and then we’ll send you off into the world to enjoy your brand-new smile!

Benefits of Dental Bonding

man getting direct bonding hardened with curing light

There are several reasons why you should consider dental bonding to improve your smile. Some of these reasons include:

  • Bonding can often be completed in just one appointment, unlike most other cosmetic treatments.
  • Less enamel must be removed for bonding than for other procedures like crowns or veneers.
  • Your results should look perfectly natural; onlookers will be unlikely to notice that you even got any dental work done!
  • Direct bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic options currently available.

How Long Will My Results Last?

woman pointing to her straight white smile

The average life expectancy of dental bonding is 5 to 10 years. You can, however, prolong its lifespan by taking excellent care of your bonded teeth. This entails daily brushing and flossing, as well as attending checkups and cleanings with your dentist in Pittsburgh at least twice a year. Also, keep in mind that your bonding material is susceptible to staining, so limit your consumption of discoloring foods and drinks like berries, coffee, and wine unless you want your bonded teeth to stick out in your smile.