Dental bonding is a simple and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. Through dental bonding, our dentists can conceal imperfections by applying composite resin matched to the color of your teeth. Dental bonding performed at our Valdosta, GA-area practice incorporates an artistic touch to give you a natural-looking enhancement that will make you proud to share your smile. Call our practice today to find out more information about dental bonding, and to find out if it is the best way to meet your goals.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to augment your tooth and improve the appearance of your entire smile. After the resin is applied to the tooth, a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the material. Finally, your dentist will polish the bonding material and make any necessary refinements. After the procedure is complete, the bonded portion will look and feel completely natural.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Dental bonding can offer numerous advantages over other cosmetic dentistry options. First, unlike crowns or veneers, dental bonds do not have to be created in a laboratory, resulting not only in an immediate enhancement, but also a lower cost to you. It can usually be completed in just one office visit, and requires no anesthesia.
Bonding is a conservative treatment that usually requires no alteration of the tooth. After the procedure is complete, you will not need to change your dental hygiene habits, as the tooth can be brushed and flossed the same as your other teeth.
While the dental bonding procedure is affordable, it does not offer the same level of durability as other procedures, and may not be as effective as veneers or crowns in meeting your goals. Dental bonding can stain, and sometimes do not look as natural as other solutions. Dental bonds typically last between three and 10 years. Over time, they may need to be retouched or replaced. However, taking proper care of your teeth and scheduling regular examinations can help your bonding last many years.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is an attractive option if you are considering a cosmetic enhancement. It is a fast and convenient method of addressing a variety of cosmetic imperfections:
- Tooth decay
- Cracks or chips
- Misshapen or small teeth
Our expert dentistry team customizes every treatment, and will work with you to determine the best way to enhance your unique smile. Dental bonding works best for concealing minor imperfections. However, for more extensive needs, other cosmetic procedures may be more suitable. During your consultation, we will recommend the best way to provide the results you envision.
Contact Our Practice Today
Sometimes a minor imperfection in your smile can cause major feelings of self-consciousness. Dental bonding is a simple, affordable way to boost your confidence and achieve the smile you want. Call our caring, expert dental team today to find out how dental bonding can enhance your smile.