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Minimally Invasive Tooth Restoration with Dental Bonding

Modern cosmetic dentistry offers patients a number of highly effective alternatives to fillings, crowns, bridges and other cumbersome treatments for missing or damaged teeth.  Among these, dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective and least invasive treatments for chipped, stained or broken teeth.

Dental bonding does not require any surgery or veneers. Instead, a putty-like composite material is applied to the tooth, shaped and sculpted to repair any cracks, gaps or other defects and then hardened, smoothed and polished. The composite material is tinted to match the shade of your natural tooth and actually becomes a permanent part of your tooth.


Benefits of Dental Bonding

Denver area patients who have received dental bonding treatments at DenteVita Prosthodontics and the Practice of Dr. Aldo Leopardi report overwhelmingly positive testimonials. Dental bonding closes small gaps and fixes broken or chipped teeth. Bonding can also be used as an alternative to metal fillings for small cavities. Most dental bonding procedures can be completed in a single visit and may take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

Compared to crowns, dental veneers and bridges, dental bonding also requires less removal of enamel in order to prepare the tooth. The most significant tooth preparation used in dental bonding is the application of a gentle phosphoric acid which painlessly “roughens” the surface in order to help the composite material bond. By conserving more of the tooth’s enamel, you can have more natural tooth to work with for cosmetic or structural procedures down the road.


Is Dental Bonding Right For You?

Depending on your circumstances and the cosmetic goals you’d like to achieve, dental bonding may be a time- and cost-effective method for repairing minor cosmetic dental issues. However, other options, such as dental implants, porcelain veneers or tooth whitening may be better for the appearance and health of your smile.

To find out which cosmetic dentistry procedures will work best for you, call 720-488-7677 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leopardi.