The Benefits Of Dental Bonding
- Immediate results – Unlike some other treatments like veneers, dental bonding takes only a single appointment. This means you can transform your smile with just one consultation at Country Day Dental.
- Affordable – Dental bonding is a very straightforward procedure, and does not require the services of a dental lab. This means that it tends to be significantly cheaper than other cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you’re on a tight budget but still want to restore your smile, it’s a great option.
- Minimally invasive – Dental bonding does not involve the removal of any tooth material. Typically, it’s not even necessary to numb your mouth during the procedure. This makes it faster, less invasive, and a better option for patients who may have dental anxiety.
- Versatile treatment – Bonding can be used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic problems. This includes minor chips in the teeth, uneven teeth, stains, and more. Bonding is often combined with enameloplasty (shaping & contouring) for even better results. This treatment involves removing a very thin layer of enamel from some of your teeth to create a more even and natural smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is an additive cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s used to cover up flaws and imperfections in your smile. It’s “additive” because it does not involve the removal of tooth material. Instead, Dr. Schmidgall will apply layers of tooth-colored dental resin to your existing tooth structure.
By shaping, sculpting, and trimming this resin, Dr. Schmidgall can restore, enhance, and improve the shape of the tooth. The process is actually quite similar to getting a filling. And, similar to a filling, dental bonding is very fast, minimally invasive, and has long-lasting results.
What To Expect From The Dental Bonding Process
After you’re approved for dental bonding, Dr. Schmidgall will schedule your next appointment. At this appointment, he will begin by cleaning your teeth. Numbing is not usually required, but can be administered if it will make you feel more comfortable.
Then, he will choose a type of tooth-colored resin that matches your existing teeth perfectly. He will apply this putty-like resin to your tooth, and use special tools to shape, harden, and sculpt it. By doing so, he can adjust the appearance of the tooth.
Once the tooth looks right, Dr. Schmidgall will make any necessary final adjustments to make sure your new tooth fits perfectly in with your existing teeth. Then, you’ll either be sent home or the process will be repeated. It usually takes less than 30 minutes to treat each tooth, so most patients opt to have multiple teeth treated during their appointment.
Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Bonding?
If you have a healthy mouth but also have some cosmetic flaws making you self-conscious about your smile, dental bonding may be right for you. To learn more, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Schmidgall. Contact us online or give us a call at 817-731-9487 to learn more, and see if dental bonding in Fort Worth is right for you.
Dr. Schmidgall and his staff are very friendly and warm. The office is well run and very professional. Treatment there is always comfortable and painless!
Krista S. (Actual Patient)