Why You Should Choose Dental Bonding

By Phil Hart, DDS
September 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental BondingDental bonding helps beautify your smile and rectify common imperfections, like small gaps and discoloration. Dental bonding is considered a temporary cosmetic solution that gives quick results when you're in a rush to see a smile improvement. Learn more about this cosmetic treatment, which is offered at Phillip W. Hart, D.D.S. Family Dentistry in Bartlett, TN.

What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is the process of adding the same white composite resin material used for tooth-colored fillings to the outside surfaces of the front teeth that show when you smile. The paste-like bonding material is added in layers, and cured with a special light until it is hardened. The material is then contoured with a shaping tool until it looks picture perfect—smooth, polished, and gap-free. The composite resin is color-matched with your teeth to ensure that everything looks seamless and natural.

Why You Might Choose Dental Bonding 
Not every patient can make the investment in veneers or braces, but they still want a solution that could provide a positive change. Dental bonding may be that solution when your smile imperfections are relatively minor. For instance, do you have a tiny gap beside or between your two front teeth? Is there a chip on the edge of a tooth that is spoiling your whole smile? Maybe there are deep ridges in the surfaces that are harboring stains. A bonding treatment can repair those issues, and all it takes is one short visit to your Bartlett, TN dentist.

A Temporary But Reliable Solution 
The results of dental bonding will last for years if you keep your teeth clean and in good condition. Brush at least two times daily to keep the teeth free from harmful acidic dental film and plaque that can break down the composite material. Attend professional dental cleaning appointments with your dentist a minimum of two times per year. If you pay close attention to your teeth, you can increase the chance of maintaining your nice smile for years.

Have Your Teeth Cosmetically Bonded
After just 30 minutes in the dentist's chair, you could have a smile that is whiter, fuller, and free from small gaps. Call (901) 386-9299 today to schedule a treatment session with Dr. Phillip Hart at his friendly dentist office in Bartlett, TN.

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