Dental Bonding is a Great Solution for Restoring Damaged Teeth and Hiding Cosmetic Imperfections

Your teeth are naturally resilient. They play a significant role in everyday activities such as chewing, smiling, and talking. The reason for this strength is that they have a protective enamel layer that is incredibly strong. While this is true, it can still be easy to chip or crack a tooth. It does not take a hard blow to the face to damage a tooth. You could do so by accidentally hitting a tooth on a glass. Tooth bonding, as offered by Dr. Siemen and the team at Paxton Dental Care in Paxton, Massachusetts, is a treatment to repair cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. Dental bonding can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, please keep reading!

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure used to repair chipped, gapped, or otherwise damaged teeth. This procedure can also assist in concealing and restoring the appearance of teeth that are discolored or need lengthening when shorter than your other teeth. The material used in bonding consists of a composite resin bonded to your tooth at the site of the damage to make it appear new and healthy. The color of the bonding material is matched to the shade of your natural teeth, so nobody ever needs to know you are sporting a bonded tooth. Our patients get their teeth bonded to have unhindered chewing ability or prevent further damage from occurring. The health of the tooth can be preserved with a dental bonding treatment!

Tooth Bonding Procedure

From the viewpoint of our patients, dental bonding is a straightforward, non-intrusive, and pain-free treatment. In most situations, no local anesthesia is required for you to remain comfortable. Dr. Siemen will select a resin color that closely matches the color of your natural tooth so that the bonding is not visible. The tooth’s surface where the resin will be placed will be gently roughened. That allows the resin to adhere correctly and bond to the tooth’s surface. Once your tooth is prepared, the resin will be carefully shaped and pressed to the tooth. From here, Dr. Siemen will reshape the resin using specialized tools. Once the resin is exactly how you and Dr. Siemen want it, a special UV light will be applied to the resin, hardening it and bonding it to the tooth. The hardened resin will then be further shaped to make sure there are no sharp edges and then polished so that it blends in with your tooth.

Once your dental bonding treatment is completed, you will be ready to head home, back to work, or wherever your day is taking you next! To learn more about dental bonding or schedule an appointment with Dr. Siemen, please call Paxton Dental Care today at (508) 557-2400.

Dr. Scott Siemen, DMD

Dr. Scott Siemen

A graduate from Worcester State College and Tufts University, Dr. Scott Siemen is a well renowned and skilled professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer in developing and maintaining good relationships with his clients by being honest and providing the best possible dental care.

With over 25 plus years of experience in the field, Dr. Siemen established the Paxton Dental Care center with the vision of creating a relaxing and dental anxiety-free environment for his patients. His areas of specialty include porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding, bite problems, advanced tooth wear, one-visit CEREC crowns, and sedation dentistry.

He is presently a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

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