Dental bonding is a fast and affordable method for transforming your smile. After a single appointment, our team can conceal cracks, chips, and discoloration for a dramatic enhancement. At our dental practice in Williamsburg, VA, Drs. James A. Burden and Marc Barrett can perform dental bonding at a fraction of the cost of porcelain veneers. By applying tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth, we can refine the appearance of your smile without permanently altering the structure.
Dental bonding is a highly flexible treatment that can address a wide range of cosmetic issues. You must be in good oral health to qualify for a dental bonding procedure. We can help you resolve any issues such as cavities or gum disease before pursuing cosmetic treatment of any kind.
We generally recommend bonding for mild conditions, such as:
In some cases, we can also use it as an alternative to a dental filling. However, for more extensive damage, Dr. Burden or Barrett may recommend a dental crown or porcelain veneers. Furthermore, orthodontics treatment may better serve patients with spacing and misalignment issues. Additionally, because composite resin is resistant to teeth whitening, we recommend patients quit smoking before undergoing treatment.
Bonding is an inexpensive and efficient method for altering your smile. However, it may not be the right treatment option for your needs. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for dental bonding is to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with the doctors at our office.
During this first appointment, Dr. Burden or Barrett will examine your smile for any health concerns and discuss your expectations and treatment options with you. If dental bonding seems appropriate for your goals, we can prepare a preview of your expected results with our in-office SNAP® Instant Dental Imaging software.
The bonding procedure is simple and quick. A typical treatment requires one appointment of about 30 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the number of teeth you hope to have treated.
First, Dr. Burden or Barrett will choose the shade of bonding material that best matches your teeth with a special shade selection chart. He can then place clear dental strips between the teeth under treatment to prevent the resin from affecting neighboring teeth. Then, he will apply etching solution to create a better grip on the enamel and a bonding agent to create a strong base for the final result.
Dental bonding can transform the appearance of your smile in a single office visit. With proper care, the results can last five years or longer.
Once your teeth are fully prepared, the doctor can apply a small amount of composite resin to the enamel and shape the bonding material to change the length or width of the tooth. He may need to apply several layers to achieve the desired result. Then he will smooth the material until it blends with your natural tooth and harden it until the resin is dry. At this point, he can make adjustments to refine the effect and ensure you are satisfied with the results.
Dental bonding can transform the appearance of your smile in a single office visit. With proper care, the results can last five years or longer. To learn more about bonding or one of our other cosmetic dentistry treatments, call us at (757) 229-1224 or contact our office online today.
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