Even the smallest stain, gap, or crack in your teeth can have you running for cover when a camera appears. Minor imperfections are not only visually unappealing and frustrating, but they can begin to become even more troublesome over time. This is why Powell Dental Group offers dental bonding to hide these small problem areas. Providing quick and easy treatment to improve smiles, dental bonding is much less invasive than other forms of cosmetic dentistry, such as porcelain veneers. To find out how you can benefit from this type of treatment, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Dental bonding is a simple and effective cosmetic treatment used to hide tooth imperfections and flaws. The procedure is completed in the dentist office in one hour or less, and patients will notice a more beautiful smile that blends in with the rest of their teeth because of a composite resin that is used and is matched to their natural tooth color.
Your cosmetic dentist at Powell Dental Group will examine and evaluate your smile to determine if dental bonding is right for you. Some imperfections and dental problems will require more extensive methods of treatment, so if the reason for your inquiry into dental bonding is because of a large gap in your smile, you will most likely need the help of orthodontics to fix that particular problem.
With dental bonding, minor cosmetic problems can be fixed and/or treated, such as:
Before starting the procedure, you will notice that our dentists use a shade guide to help match the color of the resin to the natural color of your teeth. This will ensure that once the resin is placed, it will blend in with the rest of your smile.
Next, we will roughen the surface of your tooth using a special substance. This will allow the bonding agent to adhere to your tooth and help the resin stay in place. Do not worry, as this does not hurt in any way. Using the composite resin, which is like a putty material, we will place it on the tooth’s surface and begin to shape it accordingly. Once we have it sculpted, we will use a curing light to harden the resin into place.
To finalize the process, we will polish and buff the tooth to provide a smooth texture and create a beautiful smile.
There is one important aspect of dental bonding you should know and that is the resin can become stained over time. To prevent staining or damage to the resin, there are a few tips you should follow:
When you bite down, make sure that if you feel any sharp edges, you call our office as soon as possible. It may be that your dental bonding needs to be repaired.