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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.

By Phil Hart, DDS
January 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Smile problems? Dental bonding can make your teeth look like new again! Dental bonding is among the easiest and dental bondingleast expensive of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Phil Hart is a Bartlett, TN dentist who offers a full range of family dental services. He is one of the top dentists in Bartlett, TN. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about dental bonding.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material using a curing light and adhesives. Dental bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of stained, cracked, or chipped teeth. Dental bonding is also used to close gaps between teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

The dentist can handle the entire procedure in his office, and it can be accomplished in one dental visit. Dental bonding does not involve the use of anesthesia, expect when it's used for repairing tooth decay. Very little tooth enamel is removed with this procedure, which gives it an advantage over options like dental crowns and veneers.

How to Care for Bonded Teeth

Cigarette smoke and dark-colored beverages can stain the resin used in dental bonding. To prevent stains, avoid smoking and drinking these types of beverages during the first 48 hours after the procedure. In addition, brush your teeth twice a day and have them cleaned twice a year by your Bartlett, TN, dentist.

Ready for a change and to give yourself a smile you'll love? Say yes to dental bonding! Call Dr. Phil Hart in Bartlett, TN, at (901) 386-9299, right now to schedule your next dental appointment. Dental bonding won't just improve your smile, but also change your life for the better.

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.