What is Dental Bonding?

Non-invasive cosmetic dentistry could be all that’s needed to improve your smile.dental bonding

Is there a discoloration in your front tooth that makes you feel a bit self-conscious? Are you tired of having that gap between your front teeth? Perhaps you’re thinking that in order to improve these cosmetic issues you would need to go through expensive and grueling dental procedures. Fortunately, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists - Drs. John and Jeffery Kendrickn - are here to tell you that the only cosmetic dentistry procedure you may need is dental bonding.

Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most inexpensive cosmetic procedures you can get from our Fayetteville cosmetic dentist. Bonding is even a great option for those who find the very thought of dental procedures stressful or anxiety provoking. There is absolutely nothing invasive or painful about getting dental bonding.

What is the purpose of dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a great choice if you are looking to make moderate improvements to the shape, length or color of one or more teeth. While it’s pretty standard to treat one tooth during your procedure, if you require treatment for more than one tooth you may need to come back for multiple visits. Dental bonding is a great way to,

  • Close up gaps between teeth
  • Cover chips or cracks
  • Hide discolorations
  • Make teeth appear longer
  • Improve the overall shape of a tooth
  • To cover exposed tooth roots to reduce tooth sensitivity

What goes into getting dental bonding in Fayetteville, GA?

This cosmetic treatment is fairly simple because there is no drilling or anesthesia needed. The first step will be to choose the ideal shade for the bonding material that will be used.

Once the right color is chosen, the next step will be to apply an acid over the tooth to roughen the surface. This will help the resin stick to the tooth so that we can mold it. Next, the tooth-colored composite resin is administered and shaped over the imperfections.

Once the resin is shaped, it is then immediately hardened with a dental laser. Finally, the tooth is given a good polish so that it matches the rest of your tooth’s translucent surface. This whole process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

If you are ready to find out whether your imperfections can be fixed with dental bonding, then it’s time you called Heritage Dental Associates in Fayetteville, GA, to schedule your no-risk consultation. Let’s sit down and talk about your options.