Cosmetic Bonding – State College, PA

Say Goodbye to Minor Smile Imperfections

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Do you have minor imperfections in your smile that you wish were just gone? Now your wish can come true thanks to cosmetic bonding in State College. With this inexpensive dental procedure, Dr. Devlin can help you say goodbye to small flaws in your grin. Cosmetic bonding can correct multiple issues in just one appointment. If you’re interested in making your smile look the absolute best it can be, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.  

Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Bonding?

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Many patients choose bonding to make minor changes to their smiles, especially on the front teeth where flaws are more noticeable. Bonding can be used to fix multiple smiles in just one quick procedure, including:


  • Repairing cracked or chipped teeth
  • Improving the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
  • Making short or stubby teeth look longer
  • Closing minor gaps between teeth
  • Correcting misshapen teeth
  • Protecting a portion of a tooth root that has been exposed

How Does Cosmetic Bonding Work?

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After Dr. Devlin has determined that cosmetic bonding is right for you, he will apply a composite resin to the affected teeth. This process is quick and easy and requires little to no anesthetic. The material can be customized to perfectly blend in with the rest of your teeth, so no one even has to know that you had work done. Then, he will sculpt the teeth into the desired shape. Finally, the material is hardened with a special curing light, and voila! With just one visit to our office, your smile will look leaps and bounds better than it did just an hour or so earlier.

What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding?

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Among all dental procedures, cosmetic bonding is one of the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective. unlike other methods of cosmetic dentistry in State College, such as crowns and porcelain veneers, bonding can typically be performed in just one visit to Dr. Devlin’s office. In addition, you don’t have to wait for restorations to be completed at a dental lab. The procedure itself takes about an hour, depending on the number of teeth that are being treated.

Another advantage that bonding has over crowns and veneers is that less enamel must be removed from the tooth. This leaves more of the natural tooth structure intact, which is almost always a good thing. Also, unless bonding is being used to fill a cavity, no local anesthetic is required. This is another reason why it can be completed quickly.