Dental Bonding: An Affordable, Conservative Cosmetic Treatment
Do you want to correct minor cosmetic imperfections and enjoy a younger, healthier-looking smile? If so, you may be a good candidate for dental bonding at our Statesboro, GA, practice. Dental bonding is a conservative, yet effective, cosmetic treatment that offers a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers and crowns. During your treatment, one of our skilled dentists will apply composite resin to your teeth and sculpt it to conceal aesthetic flaws.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can be an effective way to treat any of the following cosmetic concerns:
- Chips and cracks in the teeth
- Small or worn teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Dental stains that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor orthodontic issues
Before undergoing cosmetic treatment, you should be in generally good dental health. Fortunately, bonding does not require any alteration to your teeth. Therefore, you may still qualify for the procedure if you have suffered enamel erosion or dental decay.
Dental bonding quickly and painlessly corrects imperfections such as chipped teeth and gaps in your smile.
What Happens during Dental Bonding?
Your dentist will carefully plan your dental bonding procedure in advance to make sure that your treatment meets your aesthetic goals. Because the treatment is so conservative, you will not need any local anesthesia.
First, your dentist will coat your tooth with a gentle chemical solution that will lightly etch the enamel to foster a stronger bond with the resin. This process is not damaging to teeth, nor will it cause discomfort. Next, your dentist will apply composite resin to your tooth. This material is available in an array of natural-looking shades, and we will select one that is virtually indistinguishable from the color of your teeth.
Dental bonding is a conservative, yet effective, cosmetic treatment that offers a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers and crowns.
When applying the composite resin, your practitioner will carefully sculpt and shape it to conceal flaws and create a smooth surface. When you are both satisfied with the aesthetic effects, your dentist will use a curing light to harden the material. Then he or she will polish your teeth so that the composite blends seamlessly with your smile.
Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
Bonding offers a number of cosmetic and practical benefits. After treatment, your transformed smile could rejuvenate your appearance and help you feel more confident. Additionally, as bonding is a conservative treatment, it does not require any alteration to the internal structures of your teeth. Therefore, it is reversible, and if the composite is removed you will not experience any pain or tooth sensitivity. Finally, bonding is affordable. If you want to enhance your smile but are watching your budget, this treatment may be the solution.
Though bonding is more conservative and affordable than porcelain veneers and crowns, the results are not as long-lasting. Porcelain typically lasts ten years or more, while bonding usually lasts up to five years. Nevertheless, you can undergo repeat touch-ups as necessary to maintain your dental bonds.
Find out If Bonding Is Right for You
If you are considering dental bonding, contact us today to book an appointment with one of our skilled dentists. Together we will determine whether dental bonding or another cosmetic treatment will create the aesthetic effects you desire.