Tooth Bonding Philadelphia, PA

Tooth bonding is a popular procedure in our Philadelphia dental office. Usually complete in a single visit, tooth bonding is used for many cosmetic and restorative purposes. This treatment can repair minor cosmetic concerns such as white spots on teeth, as well as tooth damage like chips and cracks.

Dental bonding is a quick and economical treatment that offers natural-looking results. While it’s not considered to be a permanent solution, bonding materials are quite long lasting. Our dentist in Philadelphia, PA provides dental bonding

How does tooth bonding work?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is basically the same process as a resin dental filling. Dr. Doray will apply a tooth-colored resin directly to the tooth, sculpt it into the desired shape, and cure the material with a special light. Little or no preparation of the tooth is needed.

Dr. Doray is one of the most sought after cosmetic dentists in Philadelphia. She may recommend tooth bonding if you have:

  • Gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Minor chips or cracks on your teeth
  • Discolored teeth that are resistant to whitening treatment
  • Tooth cavities

Dental Bonding for Chipped Teeth

Dental bonding is commonly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. The composite resin matches the natural color of teeth and is easily shaped into a tooth-like appearance. These restorations are virtually undetectable. The benefit of tooth bonding is that it is quick, affordable and long-lasting.

Before & After: Mitchell

Mitchell came to Dr. Doray with a chipped front tooth. Dental bonding was used to restore his smile.Dental bonding for chipped teeth before and after

resin tooth bonding in Philadelphia PA with Dr. Pamela Doray

Dental Bonding for Worn Teeth

Dental bonding is also an excellent option for patients who have worn teeth. Tooth grinding can cause teeth to wear down and appear shorter. They might also have chips or cracks along the edges because of the constant grinding. Dental bonding can restore teeth so that they appear longer and more even.

No one will know that you’ve had your teeth repaired, composite resin matches the look and feel of natural teeth.

Before & After: Maria

Maria came to Dr. Doray because her teeth were short and uneven. Chronic tooth grinding caused them to wear down and become chipped and brittle. Dr. Doray used dental bonding to restore her smile.
Dental bonding for worn teeth before and after

Before & After: Sandra- bonding black triangles

Sandy J before and after dental bonding

Michael- interim bonding
interim dental bonding before and after

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: what to consider

Dental bonding can be a cost effective alternative to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers require a minimal amount of tooth structure to be removed and two to three dental visits. They are considered a permanent dental restoration since it is an irreversible restoration.

Tooth bonding, by contrast, requires no tooth structure to be removed and can be complete in one visit. Tooth bonding can be removed if desired. Example of resin bonding:

Maria results after tooth bonding in Philadelphia PA

Porcelain veneers, however, do last much longer than dental bonding. The composite resin is less resistant to stains and wear than the highly durable ceramic material used to make porcelain veneers. Examples of Porcelain Veneers:

before and after dental crowns treatment in PhiladelphiaBefore and after tooth enamel erosion treatment