As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Ron Bosher, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., understands the value of a bright, healthy smile. Even minor imperfections in the teeth can significantly impact patients' self-confidence and how they feel about their overall appearance. For those individuals who are unhappy with chips, cracks, or discoloration of their teeth, Dr. Bosher offers several cosmetic dentistry options, including dental bonding. At our Plano, Texas office, patients can receive treatment to revive their smile in just one office visit. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, contact our dental practice to schedule a consultation.
What is Dental Bonding?
Overtime, daily habits can take a toll on the health of our teeth, causing them to become damaged or weakened. This can lead to a variety of cosmetic and functional issues including chips, cracks, and discoloration or staining. For patients who wish to correct these issues, but do not want to undergo more invasive treatments, such as the placement of porcelain veneers, dental bonding is a welcomed solution. This simple procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the natural teeth in order to conceal imperfections. Dental bonding can also be used to lengthen the teeth or fill in gaps to give a unified, attractive look.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
One of the reasons why dental bonding is so popular is because it is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment. Dental bonding procedures at our Plano, Texas office begin with Dr. Bosher first preparing the tooth for bonding by roughening the surface and applying a conditioning liquid. This process helps ensure that the resin will securely bond to the teeth. After applying the tooth-colored resin to the affected areas, Dr. Bosher will shape the material in order to achieve natural-looking results. The resin is then hardened by a special light before the tooth is polished for a natural, attractive finish. This entire procedure can be completed in one office visit, although the length of the visit will vary based on the specific needs of the patient.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a beneficial procedure because it is a simple, effective way to treat a variety of cosmetic flaws. This versatile treatment can eliminate chips, cracks, localized stains, and gaps in the teeth, as well as change the shape of the teeth. The tooth-colored resin creates a natural-looking result, making the bonding material indistinguishable from real teeth. Dental bonding is also popular because it is less expensive and less time-consuming than other cosmetic treatments. While dental bonding can mimic the results of porcelain veneers, the procedure is non-invasive and can be completed in one office visit, as opposed to two. Dental bonding also keeps more enamel intact than other procedures, keeping the natural teeth strong and healthy. In addition, while dental bonding is not a solution for all-over teeth whitening, it can be effective at concealing localized stains for patients who are sensitive to other whitening treatments. Finally, dental bonding has long-lasting results. With proper oral hygiene, the effects of treatment can last up to seven years.
Learn More about Dental Bonding
For patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, dental bonding can provide a needed boost to their smile. To learn more about the dental bonding procedure, contact our Plano, Texas dental office to schedule a consultation.