Dental Bonding for Precise Aesthetic Enhancement

chipped toothDental bonding is a quick, painless way to refine the appearance of your teeth. Whether you want to close gaps in your smile, make your teeth appear whiter, or conceal chips and cracks, dental bonding can transform your smile. This procedure involves the precise application of tooth-colored resin. To find out if dental bonding is right for you, contact our Ruston, LA, practice today. During your consultation, Dr. Wesley O. Lynch will carefully examine your teeth, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine how bonding can help you achieve the smile you desire.

What is Possible with Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding can conceal chips, cracks, inconsistent shaping, wide gaps between teeth, and discoloration. It uses the same material used to create tooth-colored fillings following cavity treatment. In fact, many patients choose to replace metal fillings with bonding material for improved aesthetics and other practical benefits. Dental bonding is often combined with other cosmetic treatments as part of a smile makeover.

How Is Dental Bonding Performed?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Lynch, you will have the opportunity to discuss your treatment goals, and he can determine if bonding is a viable solution. Dr. Lynch will use a shade guide to choose the color of resin that best matches your teeth. During the procedure, Dr. Lynch will prepare your teeth by gently etching the surfaces. This creates a surface texture that bonds more securely with the resin. Next, a conditioning liquid is applied in order to further enhance adhesion of the bonding material. 

Dr. Lynch will carefully apply the tooth-colored resin and mold it into place. Once the desired shape has been achieved, Dr. Lynch will use a curing light to harden the material. Next, Dr. Lynch will further refine the restoration by trimming, shaping, and polishing the material until a natural-looking result has been achieved. The procedure only requires about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is fast, affordable, and effective. A minimal application of dental bonding can make a tremendous difference in the symmetry and overall appearance of your smile. Dr. Lynch will carefully match the resin to the exact shade of your teeth, which allows for very natural-looking results. In less than an hour, you can achieve a dramatic aesthetic enhancement that gives you the confidence to share your smile with everyone you meet.

Maintaining Bonding Results

Dr. Lynch will provide specific aftercare instructions. In general, you should avoid  tea, coffee, and other foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, especially in the first 48 hours following dental bonding. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental cleanings, can help you maintain beautiful results for years to come.

How Can I Learn More?

Dental bonding may be the most effective way to address imperfections in your smile. During your appointment, Dr. Lynch will explain how dental bonding is performed, and determine whether it is right for you. Contact us today to learn more.

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