Teeth that have been damaged due to trauma, infection or poor oral hygiene can pose an even greater risk to your oral health if not properly treated. At Lassiter Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping patients improve their oral health through comprehensive, complete family dentistry. For patients who have damaged teeth, dental bonding can be an ideal cosmetic dental solution that quickly and effectively restores your smile.
Dental bonding usually requires just one visits to our Kingsland dental office. During your visit to Lassiter Family Dentistry, family dentist Dr. James Lassiter will perform a comprehensive exam. During your comprehensive exam, Dr. Lassiter will look for any signs of complex dental problems like gum disease, TMJ, oral cancer, and tooth decay. Dr. Lassiter has advanced knowledge and years of experience treating patients with complex dental problems. If a complex dental problem is present, Dr. Lassiter will take the time to review your overall oral health and dental goals before planning an effective treatment to address your needs.
What is Tooth Bonding?
For this procedure, a bio-compatible, tooth colored resin is bonded to the tooth for a virtually indistinguishable restoration. Tooth bonding can be used as a dental veneer or a tooth filling to improve cosmetic and functional dental concerns.
Dental bonding is utilized as a way to improve the appearance of a imperfections on the tooth’s surface. Dental bonding can also repair chipped teeth. A dental bonding technique can also be used to resurface the entire front side of a tooth, as a dental veneer.
About the Tooth Bonding Procedure
To prepare the tooth’s surface, Dr. Lassiter will clean and lightly abrade the tooth. Next, he will apply a tooth colored resin, that matches your shade, to the tooth, sculpt it into form and then cure it using a special light.
Dental bonding is not a permanent solution, however, it will last for 5 to 10 years with proper care and maintenance. Resin is not as stain resistant as porcelain, so it is important to avoid tobacco, dark foods and beverages to maintain the whiteness of the restoration. Tooth bonding can be reapplied or touched up as needed during regular visits to our dental office.
Is Tooth Bonding the Best for You?
If you’re considering tooth bonding, the first step is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Lassiter. He will examine your smile and help you determine which cosmetic dental treatment is best. When compared with other cosmetic dentistry procedures dental bonding can be relatively inexpensive, and is usually a “single visit” dental procedure.
If you are looking for a more permanent or longer-lasting solution to your needs, consider the alternatives to tooth bonding: porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays, and onlays.
Schedule a Dental Visit Today
Beautiful, natural looking teeth are easily attainable with cosmetic tooth bonding. In a single visit, Dr. Lassiter can improve the shape, color and symmetry of your teeth. Tooth bonding is very affordable compared to alternative treatments like porcelain veneers. Schedule your next visit by calling (912) 576-4011 or request an appointment online today.