WHAT IS DENTAL BONDING?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that provides long-term results for repairing cosmetic damage. Adults and children can repair damage or improve the aesthetic of their smile with dental bonding. A highly malleable material, the bonding can be colored and shaped to match your adjacent teeth to create a natural end result.
WHAT IS DENTAL BONDING USED FOR?
- To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close spaces between teeth
- To make teeth look longer
- To change the shape of teeth
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH DENTAL BONDING?
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Heather Adams offers dental bonding as part of her comprehensive cosmetic services offered at her Rogers, AR area dentist office. A thorough oral health exam and consultation will be completed prior to treatment to ensure a stable and healthy smile.
Dr. Adams molds the material into the desired shape. Dr. Adams will communicate with patients to ensure a satisfactory result. Once approved by the patient, Dr. Adams uses a special light to activate the hardening agent in the bonding. The tooth is polished to a natural shine.
IS DENTAL BONDING A PERMANENT SOLUTION?
While a highly durable and affordable option, dental bonding is intended as a temporary dental solution. Most patients who choose dental bonding will require maintenance or repair after about 10 years. If you are looking to improve your smile but want a more permanent solution, ask Dr. Adams about custom porcelain veneers.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
To determine if dental bonding is right for you, visit our Rogers dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call (479) 431-4212 or request a new patient appointment online.