Tooth Bonding An Overview
Dental bonding is an economical solution used to address minor cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Tooth bonding can improve the overall appearance of your smile as well as act as an extra layer of support for the teeth. High-quality tooth bonding material can be color matched, molded, and shaped to blend with the natural aesthetic of a patient’s smile. In most cases, tooth bonding material is made from a durable composite resin material that is specially formulated to match the natural smile.
As an accomplished cosmetic dentist, Dr. Melanie Andrews offers tooth bonding to patients who are seeking to restore or enhance their smile. Dr. Andrews may recommend tooth bonding to address:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Cracked or Fractured Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Gapped Teeth
Tooth bonding can be a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. Younger patients or patients who don’t want to commit to veneers may benefit for tooth bonding. If patients with bonded teeth want to opt for a permanent solution in the future, Dr. Andrews can work with them explore their options.
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
The full tooth bonding process can be completed in one visit to our Destrehan, LA dental office. Dr. Andrews will assess the damage to the teeth and determine if tooth bonding or another cosmetic treatment is right for you. If tooth bonding is right for you, Dr. Andrews will prepare the affected teeth for bonding. The teeth are cleaned and etched to prepare the surface for the bonding material. The tooth-colored composite resin material is then shaped and molded to fit the desired aesthetic. A special curing light is used to harden the bonding material in place. Dr. Andrews will asses the look, feel, and function of the bonded tooth before the final polishing. It is imperative that the bonded tooth not only looks natural but fits with your existing bite.
Bonded teeth can last many years with proper care and maintenance. Patients should practice their normal oral hygiene routine and visit our dental office at least twice a year.
Schedule An Appointment
At Plantation Road Dental Care, we offer a complete range of cosmetic solutions, including tooth bonding. Dr. Andrews will work with you one on one to find the best solution for your oral health and cosmetic needs. To learn more about tooth bonding, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Destrehan dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call [new-patient-phone-span] or request an appointment online.