Dental Bonding Specialist

Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville

Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Sleep Apnea Dentist located in Bernardsville, NJ

If you feel like your smile is lacking due to crooked, cracked, or discolored teeth, then dental bonding may be a solution to consider. Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure to improve the outward appearance of your teeth. Find out if your smile can be improved with the use of dental bonding by contacting Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD, at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville. Dr. Swaintek-Lamb and her team in Bernardsville, New Jersey, carry years of experience in treating cosmetic and oral health care concerns. Call or request an appointment online for a consultation.

Dental Bonding Q & A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure in which Dr. Swaintek-Lamb applies a durable plastic material to your tooth or teeth in order to restore look and functionality. If you have a chipped, broken, or overly-exposed tooth, dental bonding may be necessary.

The tooth-colored resin, or plastic, material used in the procedure is customized to fit the desired shape, size, and color to match your smile. Dental bonding is used as an alternative to more invasive procedures, such as dental implants.

How does dental bonding work?

This quick and easy procedure typically takes one appointment, about thirty minutes to an hour long. First, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb provides a thorough examination to determine if dental bonding is the right solution for you.

If she determines that dental bonding is the right course of action, she selects the best shade of the composite resin material to use for the bonded tooth.

In the process of bonding, the surface of the tooth will first need buffing and conditioning to help the resin stick to the tooth.

The resin material is then applied to the tooth and molded to its ideal shape and length. Dr. Swaintek-Lamb uses a special light to adhere the material to the tooth, allowing it to harden into place. From there, she can continue to shape and trim the resin until the tooth fits in perfectly with your smile.

Lastly, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb works to polish the bonded tooth to restore the natural shine of your teeth.

What are the advantages of dental bonding?

There are several advantages of dental bonding over other options for restoring a tooth. In addition to the noninvasive approach and quick treatment, dental bonding is recommended for its many uses. Dental bonding can be used to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Repair chipped or broken teeth
  • Improve color or brightness of teeth
  • Change the shape or length of teeth
  • Repair tooth decay
  • Protect teeth in cases of a receding gum line and other conditions

Call or book online to schedule your consultation with Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD, to find out if dental bonding is right for you. In Bernardsville, New Jersey, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb and the care team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville work to restore your smile back to its former glory.