Your Dental Bonding Procedure

By Phil Hart, DDS
December 22, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Dental bonding in Bartlett is one of the simplest and easiest ways to give your smile a mini makeover.

Are you dealing with minor dental flaws like chipped or cracked teeth? Do you suffer from discolorations and stains that teeth whitening just can’t seem to fix? Do you have a small gap between your teeth that has you self-conscious? If so, there is a cosmetic dental procedure in Bartlett that can hide all of these common problems and restore your smile. Better yet, the procedure is painless, non-invasive and one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments.

About Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin (made from plastic) that covers over parts of a tooth to hide cracks, fractures and discolorations. If you’ve ever had a cavity filled then you know dental bonding. It’s the material they use to fill your cavity after the decay has been removed. What makes bonding an ideal cosmetic treatment for many patients in Bartlett is that a better-looking smile can be achieved in only one visit. Plus the procedure is quick and completely non-invasive.

What to Expect/Preparing for Dental Bonding

If you are opting for dental bonding in Bartlett for purposely cosmetic reasons then there isn’t much you need to be prepared for and there is certainly nothing you need to do before your treatment. When bonding is used for cosmetic purposes only, the procedure is painless and does not require anesthesia. However, if dental bonding is being used to fill a cavity, a local anesthesia will be used to numb the area prior to removing the tooth decay. If you regularly experience dental anxiety and you need to have a cavity filled, talk to your Bartlett dentist about sedation dentistry to help make the experience more relaxing for you.

Again, if dental bonding is being used for aesthetic purposes no tooth preparation is needed beforehand. We will choose a resin color that matches the rest of the tooth and then we will roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a liquid that will help the bonding material stick to the tooth easier.

Next, we will apply the resin and mold and reshape it to hide problem areas and achieve the desired look. Once this is complete we will harden the resin using a laser. Each tooth only takes about 30 minutes to an hour to treat with dental bonding.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

This is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to cover dental flaws without invasive procedures or multiple visits. Plus, this treatment doesn’t require anesthesia (unless we are filling a cavity), so you won’t have side effects or a recovery time after dental bonding.

If you want to find out more about dental bonding and whether it’s right for you, call our Bartlett dental office today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to see if your smile is the perfect fit for dental bonding.