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Tooth bonding provides an effective dental solution to restore damaged teeth. No one should feel embarrassed about their smile because of chips, cracks, or other dental imperfections. Instead, gain the confidence you need with tooth bonding to restore a beautiful and seamless smile you’ll be proud to show off.
Atlanta Smiles offers tooth bonding for patients in the Atlanta area. Our team of expert dental professionals prioritizes both oral health and cosmetic dentistry. Tooth bonding achieves both!
What Is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding, also called dental bonding, applies a tooth-colored resin material to repair damage or the appearance of a tooth. This versatile cosmetic treatment works to correct a variety of dental issues.
Typically, tooth bonding works best for minor repairs versus major damage. However, it is a great alternative to crowns, bridges, and implants for teeth with minor chips, discoloration, or damage from decay.
If you have minimal tooth damage, bonding can strengthen and protect the tooth from further damage. Ask your Atlanta Smiles team if tooth bonding is the right solution for you.
What Does Tooth Bonding Repair?
Not all dental issues benefit from tooth bonding. For example, significant decay, damage, or missing teeth require more invasive procedures to heal and resolve the problem. Yet, many patients find tooth bonding an easy and affordable option to address their dental concerns.
- Repair decayed teeth
- Hide small chips or cracks in teeth
- Conceal stains or discoloration
- Reshape misshapen or uneven teeth
- Fill in gaps between teeth
What Is the Process for Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a relatively quick and easy procedure. The procedure usually only requires one office visit. Our dentists match the resin to the color of your natural teeth using a particular shade guide. If a patient is unhappy with the natural color of the teeth, we can schedule teeth whitening before the bonding procedure.
We apply a gentle phosphoric acid solution to the tooth or teeth that will receive the bonding. The solution creates tiny channels on the tooth enamel to allow the bonding material to adhere more strongly to the tooth.
Next, our dentists apply the putty-like resin to the tooth and carefully mold it into the desired shape and size. Finally, laser light focused onto the tooth hardens and bonds the resin material to the tooth.
Finally, the dentist makes any finishing touches and polishes the material for a natural-looking and seamless smile. Tooth bonding does not require follow-up appointments.
The Benefits of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is a smart solution to address simple dental imperfections, like chips, gaps, cracks, and discoloration of a tooth or teeth. Don’t wait until the issue worsens. Instead, repair the issue with bonding for a quick and easy resolution.
- Affordable – Compared to many cosmetic dentistry solutions, tooth bonding offers an affordable option.
- Quick and effective – Tooth bonding only requires one office visit, and the procedure takes less than an hour to complete.
- Long-lasting – When you work with an experienced and proven dental team, like Atlanta Smiles, and practice good oral hygiene, tooth bonding lasts several years.
- Natural-looking results – We match the resin color to the sheen of your teeth to create a natural appearance.
- Gentle and non-invasive – Tooth bonding is a non-invasive procedure that requires minimal recovery or pain.
- Improved Oral Health – Bonding protects vulnerable chips and cracks from further damage. It also creates a barrier against decay from bacteria penetrating a crack or damaged tooth.
- Restored confidence – If you feel insecure about your teeth, bonding creates beautiful results that let you smile with confidence.
How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last?
The results of dental bonding can last for a decade or more, depending on how you care for your teeth. A healthy and consistent dental care routine extends the quality of the bonding for longer.
Schedule regular dental cleanings, brush, and floss daily, and avoid eating hard or sticky foods. Grinding or clenching your teeth can damage the resin bond. However, when well cared for, dental bonding offers an excellent investment to repair damage and improve the appearance of the teeth.
Can I Combine Tooth Bonding with Other Dental Procedures?
Yes! Tooth bonding is a relatively simple procedure. We can perform dental bonding as a standalone procedure or combine it with other dental treatments.
For example, we can combine tooth whitening and tooth bonding. We can also bond multiple teeth in one visit. We are always happy to help clients develop the right treatment plan to achieve their oral health and cosmetic goals.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Tooth Bonding?
Patients with minor tooth damage usually achieve the best results from dental bonding. In addition, patients that are happy with the current color of their teeth or who first schedule teeth whitening like the aesthetic results of dental bonding. The resin will match the existing color of your teeth.
We evaluate each patient to determine if tooth bonding is the right solution to repair your smile. During your consultation, we examine your teeth and discuss your short and long-term oral health goals. Then, we make a recommendation based on our experience and knowledge.
Does Insurance Cover the Costs for Tooth Bonding?
Dental insurance may cover part of the cost of tooth bonding. While tooth bonding benefits the aesthetics of your smile, it also repairs damage. Check with your insurance provider regarding the coverage offered with your policy.
What Is Diastema Bonding?
Diastema bonding is a specific type of bonding designed to repair a gap in the front, upper teeth. The dentist follows the same process used for other types of tooth bonding. However, diastema bonding adds composite material to a tooth to fill in a gap for cosmetic reasons.
Diastema bonding offers a cost-effective alternative to veneers, clear aligners, and metal braces. Patients who choose diastema bonding experience positive results. Ask your Atlanta Smiles dentist if diastema bonding is suitable for your smile.
Trusted Dental Solutions from Atlanta Smiles
Atlanta Smiles offers compassionate dental care, including repair and restoration, to patients throughout the Atlanta area. We’ve served patients for over 20 years with reliable, effective, and quality dental treatments.
Our expert dental team has the knowledge and experience to provide the best possible treatment options to meet your oral health needs and budget. Tooth bonding offers a great solution to repair teeth and renew your smile.
To learn more about tooth bonding, schedule a consultation with Atlanta Smiles.