Dental bonding – Bedford, TX
Erasing Smile Imperfections in Just One Appointment
When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you see chips and flaws that you wish would just go away? Dr. Maegan Elam is familiar with the confidence, health, and aesthetic issues that a less than perfect smile can cause, which is why we offer a solution! Dental bonding is a quick and affordable way that we can transform our patients’ smiles. If your smile needs help, contact our cosmetic dentist today.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that we offer to help our patients’ smiles look more beautiful. Utilizing the same tooth-colored composite resin used for cavities and tooth decay, this treatment is used to alter the appearance of a single tooth or multiple teeth. This strong composite material is placed on the affected area, where it’s sculpted and polished until it matches the shade of your natural smile. This is not only one of our most affordable cosmetic services, but it also takes just one appointment.
What is Dental Bonding Used to Treat/Fix?
We routinely use dental bonding to fix a variety of issues, including:
- Cavities and tooth decay
- Permanent discoloration
- Slightly gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stubby teeth
- Sensitivity caused by receding gums
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
An increasing number of patients are choosing to receive dental bonding for these unique benefits:
- Cost: The cost of your bonding can vary, but many times, it can be at least partially covered by insurance if we are treating the dental structure of your tooth and not just cosmetic issues like discoloration.
- Speed: This process only requires one visit and it can be completed in just 30 minutes to an hour.
- Ease: This procedure rarely requires alteration of your natural dental structure and anesthesia isn’t necessary unless we are also filling decay.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Dr. Elam or Dr. Brown will roughen the surface of your tooth to help the composite resin bond to your dental structure. Then they will mold it to correct or repair your flaws, cure it with a special heating lamp, and then smooth and polish it to match the rest of your smile. We will ensure that you’re comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure, and after about an hour at most, you can walk out of our office with a transformed smile.
Dental Bonding Recovery and Care
One of the best parts of this procedure is that you can go about the rest of your day unaffected. This means that there is little to no recovery. Your dental bonding is made to last for years to come, but its longevity will depend on your oral healthcare. It’s important to understand that this composite resin can stain, which is why you should watch out for routine coffee or wine drinking. Also, be sure to brush, floss, and attend regular checkups and cleanings at our office.
Does it sound like you could benefit from dental bonding? Request an appointment to get started on a beautiful smile in just one quick and easy visit.