Everyone wants a smile that they’re proud of. But, chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth can damage your confidence in your smile. At Amazing Dental, we have a cosmetic practice that is devoted to giving you a smile you’ll love showing off. If chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth are getting in the way of your smile, dental bonding may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.
Visit Dr. Budhani, one of Arlington’s leading cosmetic dentists, to restore your smile and regain your confidence.
What is Dental Bonding
Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure wherein Dr. Budhani uses a tooth-colored bonding material to restore a tooth or multiple teeth. This procedure, sometimes also called direct veneers or composite resin veneers, can be used for a variety of aesthetic purposes, including as an alternative to amalgam fillings.
What Bonding Is Used For
Bonding can fix many cosmetic concerns such as:
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
How Bonding Works
Bonding uses a composite resin bonding material that is applied directly to the surface of your tooth. Dr. Budhani can change the shape, size, and overall appearance of your teeth with bonding because the resin material is sculpted directly onto your teeth in real-time.
Bonding as an Alternative to Veneers
While this is a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers or crowns, it typically doesn’t last as long and it is not as stain-resistant. Furthermore, because bonding doesn’t last as long as traditional porcelain veneers, it is generally reserved for minor repairs as opposed to multiple teeth with substantial corrections.
While bonding is the desirable choice for many people with minor cosmetic concerns, it is not necessarily the right choice for everyone, and during your consultation with Dr. Budhani, he will give you personalized advise based on your oral health needs and cosmetic concerns.
What to Expect
This procedure is typically a same-day treatment, and it requires minimal tooth preparation, meaning that more of your natural tooth structure remains in-tact.
Before the bonding material is applied to your teeth, Dr. Budhani will take care to match the color of the resin to your surrounding teeth. After the appropriate color is chosen, Dr. Budhani will prepare your tooth by roughening the surface and applying a liquid conditioner to the your tooth. Once your tooth is prepared, he will apply the composite resin directly to your tooth.
After you and Dr. Budhani are satisfied with the appearance of the bonding material, he will cure the resin using a high-intensity light, bonding the material to your tooth. After the bonding material has hardened, the composite resin will be polished, giving you natural-looking smile in just one visit.
Are you ready to smile with confidence? If you want to learn more about how dental bonding can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, call Amazing Dental’s Dr. Budhani today at (817) 484-5588.