Dental bonding is among the most practical restorative and cosmetic dental procedures for individuals with cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. The primary reason for this is because it’s painless and can be completed in just one or two dental appointments. It’s likewise non-invasive, meaning that practically all individuals, even kids, and seniors can benefit from it.
Here at Summerville Dentistry in our Evans, GA, and Augusta, GA, offices, we offer various cosmetic dentistry options, including dental bonding, under the expert hands of Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris.
Types of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding comes in two types, including direct bonding and indirect bonding. Both options use resin composite materials that will be bonded to the teeth. This material is tooth-colored, very flexible, and has a texture that’s similar to putty. Because of its pliability, it can easily be molded around tooth chips, stains, and cracks.
Direct bonding only requires one appointment to complete and is used for correcting minor imperfections to restore the tooth’s color, function, shape, and overall look. Indirect bonding, on the other hand, requires two dental visits and is used for repairing teeth with more damage.
During the first visit, a mold of your damaged tooth will be made and sent to a trusted partner dental lab where the indirect bonding or filling will be made. Once it is ready, you will come back to your cosmetic dentistry professional in our Augusta, GA, or Evans, GA, office to have it bonded to your tooth.
Do You Need Dental Bonding?
Other cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers and dental crowns are more invasive than dental bonding, so they’re usually reserved for fixing teeth with more extensive damage. But individuals with slight spaces between their teeth and very minor crookedness could opt for bonding instead of orthodontic treatment. However, for severe misalignment, you’ll need orthodontic treatment.
That being said, you’ll likely be a great candidate for dental bonding if you need to:
- Fix slightly damaged teeth, like those with minor chips and cracks
- Modify your tooth shape
- Close slight spaces of gaps between teeth
- Fill in a very shallow cavity
- Alleviate pain due to exposed tooth roots because of receding gums
- Cover up stains that teeth whitening can’t eliminate
Contact Us To Learn More About Dental Bonding and The Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures We Offer:
Call our Augusta, GA, office at (706) 738-4723 or our Evans, GA, office at (706) 250-2998 to set an appointment with Dr. Scott Wingard or Dr. Caleb Morris here at Summerville Dentistry.