How patients in Kennesaw & Tucker, GA can benefit from cosmetic bonding
Improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry does not have to mean extensive or expensive treatment. For patients in the Kennesaw & Tucker, GA area, it can be a cosmetic bonding procedure that takes an hour or less per tooth, and often injection of local anesthetic is not needed.
What is cosmetic bonding?
Commonly referred to as “bonding,” this dental material is a composite (mixture) of resins, a biologically-friendly type of plastic, and finely-powdered glass. The doctor selects a shade that matches your natural dentition. The surface of the tooth to be treated is prepared by removing a small amount of enamel and applying an etching solution. Bonding is initially pliable, so the doctor carefully molds it around the tooth. A special curing light hardens the material. After a bit more final shaping, the work is polished to a sheen.
Bonding is a conservative treatment, in that very little natural tooth structure is disturbed. The finished material is strong and durable, which makes it suitable for use on any tooth in the mouth – even molars subjected to a great deal of bite pressure. While it is not quite as impervious to coffee, tea, and tobacco stains as porcelain, with good oral hygiene, bonding can look fresh and untarnished for years.
When cosmetic bonding in Kennesaw & Tucker, GA makes sense
Cosmetic bonding is a versatile treatment option. Dr. Kay Kalantari may recommend it to her patients at Dentistry and Orthodontics at Kennesaw Point to:
- Cover stubborn discoloration
- Hide chips and fractures, or natural pits, bumps, and grooves in enamel
- Mask old darkened dental work
- Modify the shape or size of a tooth
- Repair worn down teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Improve the appearance of minor misalignment
The same material can also be an alternative for silver-colored amalgam fillings, for restorations that blend with the smile unnoticeably.
In Dr. Kalantari’s care, treatment is tailored to your teeth, lifestyle, budget, and schedule. She may suggest bonding to correct one or several cosmetic concerns, or as part of a comprehensive smile makeover strategy.