Bonding Can Make Your Teeth Look White and Bright
Are you bothered by a gap between your teeth? Do chipped or small teeth make you unhappy with your smile? Do you wish there were a simple, inexpensive fix? There is: dental bonding. Dental bonding can improve the appearance of your smile, addressing many common cosmetic concerns. It’s affordable, costing much less than other cosmetic dentistry procedures. And we can complete it in one short visit. It does have drawbacks, mostly that it doesn’t last as long as more expensive treatments. But it’s a great way to get results fast or “try on” cosmetic dentistry and see if it’s right for you.
To experience the benefits of dental bonding in Myrtle Beach, schedule an appointment at Carolina Forest Cosmetic Dentistry. Please call (843) 903-3111 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Dustin Holladay.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is popular because it offers many benefits for you. This treatment:
- Can correct many cosmetic concerns
- Gives attractive results
- Takes only one visit
- Is less expensive than other treatments
Dental bonding is a versatile treatment, capable of restoring many different cosmetic problems, such as gaps in your smile, small teeth, and chipped teeth. It gives attractive initial results. When placed and polished, it blends in nicely with your natural teeth.
Bonding is a great choice for “cosmetic emergencies.” Since it takes only one visit to complete, we can often evaluate a chipped tooth, place the composite, and have you out of the office with a beautiful restoration in just one visit. And because bonding is less expensive, it’s easier to fit in your budget on short notice.
However, the treatment does have some drawbacks. It’s not as strong as ceramic restorations like veneers. And, unfortunately, it can pick up stains. This means that it doesn’t last as long as veneers. Where veneers can last for decades, bonding can last for a few years.
Three Names for One Simple Treatment
Bonding, composite resins, or “white fillings” are ideal for small corrections, in which most of the tooth is healthy and stable. It can correct a wide variety of problems, including minor decay, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, discoloration and crooked teeth.
Composite resins are a more aesthetically-pleasing alternative to metal fillings or restorations. They have similar characteristics to a tooth’s natural enamel, and we can adjust their color to match the particular color of your teeth.
The Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding procedures can usually be completed in one office visit. First, we’ll evaluate the problem. For a chipped tooth, we need to make sure that the tooth is still structurally sound. For other treatments, we might evaluate the area to make sure it won’t put too much stress on the composite resin.
During the bonding procedure, a mild etching solution is first applied to the area of natural tooth enamel to receive the restoration. This solution roughens the surface, which allows for a stronger bond between the tooth and resin. The resin can be matched to your teeth while you are in the office.
Next, the resin is placed on the tooth and Dr. Holladay sculpts the resin to the desired shape. Light that activates the bonding, causing it to harden. For larger areas, this may be repeated a few times. When the shape and size are right, Dr. Holladay polishes the area. The results are magnificent. You can have a beautiful smile in a short period of time that looks great. If you think bonding would be good for you, call (843) 903-3111 today for an appointment with Myrtle Beach cosmetic dentist Dr. Dustin Holladay. We will be glad to take a look at your teeth and determine if bonding would be an option for you.