The Minimalist Magic of Dental Bonding

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What if you could correct an annoying, noticeable dental problem without needing an invasive restorative dentistry treatment or major cosmetic change? Dental bonding makes it possible to fix, upgrade, and tweak your teeth for a powerful smile makeover without intensive dental care.

Versatile Cosmetic Bonding

Dental bonding is an excellent smile makeover solution for patients who are dealing with problems like:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discoloration or stains
  • Gapped teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Short or small teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum recession
  • Damaged restoration

Dental bonding is clearly versatile. For many patients though, the minimalism of the technique is what sells them on this smile solution.

Minimally Invasive Dental Bonding

When you experience one of the problems above, there will always be multiple ways to correct the issue. For patients who don’t want to invest in major dental repairs and don’t necessarily need them, dental bonding gets the job done. Most of all, this treatment delivers a quick repair that won’t break your budget or trigger too much dental anxiety.

In some cases, patients are surprised to discover that they have options when it comes to a repair or correction for their dental problem. Bonding can, for example, might be enough to build up a previously crowned tooth without the wait or preparation. This saves on both cost, time, and invasiveness.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Bonding might sound like a treatment that’s too good to be true, but there are even more perks to this option:

  • The procedure only takes about 30 minutes per tooth to complete.
  • Prep is simple and involves sanding and conditioning so the bonding material can cling to the tooth.
  • Tooth-colored resin – color-matched to your other teeth – is applied to the tooth in layers then cured in place using a special light.
  • The tooth is sculpted until it’s the right size and shape, looks natural, and matches the neighboring teeth.
  • The treated tooth is polished gently so it blends in with the rest of your smile.
  • A bite test is done to make sure the repair is comfortable when you bite and speak.

A Cosmetic and Restorative Solution

Dental bonding beautifies and corrects teeth, making them full in size and shape and shading them to be the right color so they fit right into your smile. In this respect, the procedure works as both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, beautifying and fixing teeth at the same time. Being able to get a bonding repair in no time has saved the day for many patients who need a quick, permanent fix for a problematic smile issue.

You deserve to have a beautiful smile, and it isn’t necessary to undergo invasive treatments or costly ones to get your teeth looking great. Find out if dental bonding can correct what you’re experiencing. Contact Dr. Alana Macalik in Arlington, TX, to discuss your case and schedule an appointment.