Dental bonding as a versatile cosmetic solution for your smile
If you have worn, chipped, or imperfect teeth in the smile that negatively impact the smile’s appearance, you may be a great candidate for dental bonding. That is just one of several cosmetic treatments available at Green Dental Health and Aesthetics in Nashville, Tennessee. Our team of professionals works closely with patients to determine if they are appropriate candidates for this or other solutions for improving the appearance of one or more teeth.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is using a composite resin material to rebuild a tooth or disguise an imperfection. It is applied onto the tooth, shaped into place, hardened with a curing light, and then filed and polished to look just like natural tooth enamel. Composite dental bonding is excellent for many different imperfections of the smile, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Broken/chipped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Short or worn teeth
How long does it take to get dental bonding?
Dental bonding is fast and easy! The entire treatment is done during a single appointment. The dentist will roughen the tooth enamel slightly at the edges, which helps the material adhere to the tooth. In the future, when dental bonding needs to be replaced, that appointment will also be done quickly.
How long does dental bonding last?
Dental bonding needs to be cared for with regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth. However, these restorations will show staining and discoloration over time, especially in patients who enjoy foods and beverages known for staining the teeth. Most patients can expect their dental bonding to last five years or longer before it needs to be removed and replaced.
What are alternatives to dental bonding?
In some cases, patients may want a longer-lasting solution to cover one or more teeth, such as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells bonded onto the front of a tooth to change its appearance. Patients might also consider solutions such as professional teeth whitening or orthodontia to address staining or misalignment.
Are you ready for cosmetic teeth bonding?
Composite resin dental bonding is a popular treatment for many patients who visit Green Dental Health and Aesthetics. Call (615) 383-8213 to request an appointment with our team, conveniently located at 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite #166.