Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses a composite resin material to mask cosmetic imperfections in your teeth. This resin material is bonded directly to the tooth surface, correcting smaller problems and hiding surface stains. Dental bonding repairs teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, etc. The procedure can be completed in just one visit to our dental office.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Cost: Dental bonding is among the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures. It saves the patient from unnecessary treatments that can cost higher.
Speed: Because dental bonding doesn’t require much preparation, it can be completed in just one office visit.
Ease of application: Dental bonding is completed with dental composite, a special tooth-colored resin that is formulated to look like natural tooth enamel. The composite is applied directly to the tooth, where it is molded and shaped to lengthen, widen, or fill gaps. The dentist will then sculpt the composite to make it appear natural-looking, and harden it with a special light.
Ease of care: Because the composite resin bonds directly to the enamel, it doesn’t require special care. You can brush and floss your teeth as usual, but keep in mind that the composite resin is more susceptible to stains than your natural teeth.
Procedure for Dental Bonding
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for your appearance. It is essential to understand what is expected from the dental treatment, The dentist also examines the mouth to understand if the patient is a candidate for the procedure.
First, we’ll etch the areas of your tooth enamel that will need bonding. Then, we’ll apply the bonding resin, sculpting the material so that it matches the shape of your tooth. We’ll harden the resin using a special light, and polish the material so that it looks like part of your teeth.
At Prosthodontics Atlanta, the dentists offer a variety of dental treatments to improve the appearance of the smile. Dental bonding is one of the treatments preferred by patients.
The dentist and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give Denist Atlanta GA a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.