Teeth that have cosmetic imperfections, even if they are aligned and straight, cause many patients to feel embarrassed or dissatisfied with their smiles.
One of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at our Hixson, TN, office for patients with chipped, fractured, discolored or gapped teeth is dental bonding. This simple procedure involves tooth-colored fillings, or dental composites, that are directly bonded onto the surfaces of natural teeth. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished so that it perfectly blends in with the surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. Dental bonding is an affordable and easy way to improve the appearance of teeth and provide you with a beautiful smile!
Since dental bonding is primarily a cosmetic dentistry service, your initial consultation with us is so that you can discuss your smile concerns and goals. During your procedure, we choose the dental resin color that best matches the color of your tooth or teeth. The surface of your natural tooth must be prepared and etched carefully to create a rough texture. Next, we apply a conditioning liquid to ensure the bonding material adheres to your tooth. When your tooth is ready, we apply the resin, then mold and smooth it into the correct shape. We then use a special light or dental laser to harden the bonding material. Once hardened, we will trim, shape, and polish the resin so the material blends in with the rest of the tooth surface. Bonding can be used as an alternative to an amalgam filling or to provide protection for a tooth exposed due to gum recession. Most commonly, dental bonding is for cosmetic reasons, including:
We recommend dental bonding primarily for patients interested in improving the appearance of their otherwise functioning natural teeth. As a one-visit process at our Hixson, TN, office, bonding is a convenient and affordable way we can help you achieve the beautiful, complete smile of your dreams!
Composite bonding is tooth-colored, so we can exactly match the shade and color to your natural teeth.
No extensive tooth preparation is required and dental bonding is placed easily and quickly for your convenience.
Dental bonding requires minimal tooth preparation to conserve the natural structure of the tooth.
Dental bonding is a cheaper option than porcelain veneers and is a cost-effective solution for improving the appearance of your smile.