dental bonding

dental bondingDental Bonding

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN

If you want to improve the way your teeth look without spending significant time or money, then consider dental bonding also known as cosmetic bonding, which is one of the most versatile treatments in the entire field of cosmetic dentistry.

What can dental bonding fix?

Dental bonding is a versatile procedure that allows us to hide multiple imperfections in your smile. Are you unhappy with the look of your teeth? Do your teeth look crooked or have gaps between them? Do you wish that you could have permanently white teeth? Dental bonding may be the solution for you.

In a single office visit, a dental bonding procedure could resolve any of the following tooth appearance issues:

  • Damage from a cavity
  • A tooth that is short, discolored, or misshapen
  • Gaps between two teeth
  • Small cracks or fracture in a tooth
  • Gum recession
  • Replace older dental work
  • Stained teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

What to expect from a dental bonding procedure:

  • In some cases, a patient can have a dental bonding procedure without receiving any anesthetic. However, we will apply anesthetic if necessary.
  • The dentist will roughen the surface of the affected tooth slightly and apply a liquid bonding agent.
  • The dentist applies a tooth-colored resin and expertly shapes the material to look like a natural tooth.
  • The material is hardened with a special ultraviolet light.
  • The last step involves polishing the material to give it a shiny, natural look.

The material that we use is color matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Alternatively, if you would like dental bonding for aesthetic reasons such as covering multiple front teeth, we can choose a much lighter shade so that it gives your teeth the appearance of a perfectly bright, white smile. Sometimes, other cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening are necessary to provide you with the best results.

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

In addition to being a very comfortable procedure for the patient, dental bonding has the following benefits:

Convenience. In most cases, dental bonding can be completed during a single appointment at our office. Most other cosmetic dental treatments will entail a couple of visits while waiting for a dental laboratory to fabricate your permanent restoration. With dental bonding, you can literally get a new smile in one day!

Economical. As mentioned earlier, dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective options in cosmetic dentistry; especially considering the wide range of issues it can treat. Dental bonding is also a less expensive alternative compared to porcelain veneers.

How long does dental bonding last?

The average lifespan of a dental bonding treatment could last upward of 10 years, but you can prolong the effectiveness of a bonding—or any cosmetic dental procedure—by being diligent with your oral hygiene. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and see your dentist once each six months for a professional cleaning and a comprehensive oral exam. Also, avoid using your teeth as a tool to open packages or bite your fingernails.

Cosmetic Bonding in Knoxville

If you are interested in finding out more about dental bonding, contact Choto Family Dentistry by calling (865) 409-5077 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the communities of Choto and Northshore.