Affordable Tooth Bonding in Buford, GA
In general, cosmetic dental bonding is a quick procedure. Dr. Alla Brown has completed many tooth bonding procedures with effective long-term results. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers dental bonding to treat minor cosmetic or functional issues including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth: This affordable procedure has been used to fix tooth damage that may not warrant getting a porcelain veneer, or dental crown.
- Gaps between teeth: The bonding procedure can effectively close the gap between two front teeth.
- Discolored tooth structure: Hide odd stains on a single tooth with dental bonding. Avoid getting a full tooth whitening procedure.
- Appearance of uneven teeth: Teeth that are shorter than neighboring teeth, or oddly shaped, can be fixed with dental bonding.
Tooth Bonding Before & After
Dr. Brown corrected this patient’s broken front tooth with a simple tooth bonding treatment. The porcelain or composite resin material is strong enough to withstand bite force and minor hits. It’s as strong as your natural teeth.
What to Expect from the tooth Bonding Procedure
In cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is used to improve the appearance of teeth and enhance your smile. For this procedure, Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will use a biocompatible composite resin as the main material. This resin is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into the proper shape to match your other teeth. Our dentists will begin the procedure with a thorough cleaning. This will ensure that we address any tooth decay and other issues before starting. After the cleaning, we will apply the moldable resin. Dr. Brown, or Dr. Newberry will use their artistic eye to form the resin into the tooth. It will be then cured using a special light that almost instantaneously hardens the material. You will be able to continue normal eating and drinking in as little as an hour.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
How long does the procedure take?
Composite dental bonding is a conservative method of treatment and is usually complete in less than an hour. Composite bonding does not remove any of the tooth’s natural structure as happens in porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
Is tooth bonding permanent?
Dental composites are not as durable or long lasting as porcelain veneers or crowns, but they are durable. With proper routine oral care, they can last for years. They may need to be retouched or replaced in the future. Dental composites are more susceptible to staining from foods and beverages, so special care should be taken to ensure long term success.
What dangers does a broken tooth pose?
When you break a tooth, the enamel is compromised and the sensitive inner dentin exposed. Decay can then reach the dentin, leading to the onset of cavities and eventually, a higher risk of infection. In order to protect your smile, you need to have your dentist look at your damaged tooth, even if the damage seems slight.
How does the bonding procedure work?
We begin by removing any decay and thoroughly cleaning the tooth. We apply the material in several layers. As it cures under a UV light, we can sculpt the tooth. We finish the procedure by polishing the tooth.
Will the material blend with my smile?
Yes! We use the same material we use for our tooth-colored fillings: composite resin. We can actually shade the material to better blend with the tooth. The polishing following curing also improves the esthetics of your tooth.
Does the placement take multiple visits?
No! We can start and finish the bonding procedure in a single visit. You will enjoy a stronger and visually pleasing smile the same day.
Schedule a Dental Exam
Ask your dentist in Buford at Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry if dental bonding is right for you. Schedule a dental exam online, or give us a call at (678) 359-4707 today. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry have extensive experience providing excellent dental service in Gwinnett and Hall counties.