Dental bonding can conceal minor imperfections to give your smile symmetry and beauty. Avason Family Dentistry in Denver, NC, is a practice focused on helping you achieve your goals. Dr. Frank Avason can customize this economical and effective treatment to give you a smile that helps you feel confident and attractive.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can be used in restorative and cosmetic procedures alike. Bonding involves the use of composite resin matched to the color of your teeth to mask imperfections. For example, if a tooth has intrinsic staining that does not respond to whitening, it can be covered with bonding material. Or, if a chip, crack, or naturally inconsistent shaping is disrupting the symmetry of your smile, bonding can cover these issues to give you a natural-looking result.
A Conservative Approach
In many ways, bonding can be an economical and conservative alternative to porcelain veneers. Unlike veneers, bonding requires no alteration of your dental tissue. While the results do not look as natural as veneers, bonding can also be an excellent way to help patients decide if they wish to invest in a more premium solution.
Before any cosmetic treatment can be pursued, you must be in good oral health. During your first visit, Dr. Avason will perform a full evaluation to determine if there are any existing issues, such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. He will also discuss your personal dental concerns with you so he can understand your aesthetic goals.
Bonding can be an excellent way to help patients decide if they wish to invest in a more premium treatment such as porcelain veneers.
Any complementary procedures will be performed first, such as professional teeth whitening. Because composite resin does not respond to bleaching, your teeth must be whitened before dental bonding is completed.
Before beginning the bonding process, Dr. Avason will help you choose a shade of resin that will blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. To prevent the composite from affecting adjacent teeth, ultra-thin dental strips will be placed between the teeth as a barrier.
A mild acidic solution, called dental etch, will be applied to the surfaces of the teeth to prepare them for bonding. This will help the composite adhere to your enamel. The areas will then be thoroughly rinsed and dried. With the use of a special dental instrument, Dr. Avason will carefully apply the composite resin to the teeth surfaces and shape it as needed.
Once placed, the composite will be hardened with a special dental light, and the strips between the teeth will be removed. The composite will be shaped and any rough edges will be smoothed. Dr. Avason will check your bite and make sure you are happy with the results of your treatment.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in this simple way of addressing minor aesthetic imperfections, schedule an appointment with Dr. Avason. You can contact us online anytime, or call our office at (704) 820-9797.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III