Dental Bonding Makes Chipped Teeth Look Like New!

By Office of Philip W. Hart, DDS
August 21, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: bonding  

No matter how well you take care of your teeth through regular brushing, flossing and trips to your dentist in Barlett, TN, the occasional accident is bound to happen. When it does, visiting Phil W. Hart, DDS for dental bonding can make your chipped teethBonding look like new once again.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a dental procedure similar to filling a cavity, except that instead of filling in a spot that has decay, the tooth-colored resin is used to fill in a chip, crack or gap. The result is a beautiful tooth that looks, feels and acts just like new!

When is Dental Bonding Needed?

The most common use for dental bonding is to repair minor tooth chips. This is not the only purpose, however. Dental bonding can also be used to fill cavities, improve tooth appearance, make teeth look longer, close gaps between teeth, and change the shape of a tooth. Dental bonding fills in the spaces where dental patients wish they had a little more tooth material.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

The dental bonding procedure is surprisingly simple and does not usually even require anesthesia. First, your Barlett, TN dentist will choose the material that best matches your existing tooth. Then, he or she will use a special liquid to roughen up the surface of your tooth to make the adhering process easier.

Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply and mold a tooth-colored resin into the desired space and shape. Your dentist will harden the resin with a special light and then trim and shape it to just the right size, shape, color and texture.

What are the Advantages of Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick, easy and hassle-free in-office procedure. You don't have to wait for your tooth to come back from the lab, and you shouldn't need any type of sedation. Dental bonding is inexpensive, and the results look fantastic!

Whether your teeth are chipped, misshapen or gapped, dental bonding from a Barlett, TN dentist may be just the procedure you need to restore your smile once again. Call Dr. Hart to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options today!