A Fast, Easy Way to Repair Your Teeth
Dental Bonding Columbia. Cayce South Carolina
Even minor chips, cracks, or stains in their teeth can cause people to feel self-conscious about their smiles. These aesthetic imperfections not only dull the appearance of the teeth, but they can have adverse effects on the health of the mouth. At Columbia Smiles, Dr. Nicholas Pournaras offers dental bonding as a pain-free solution to cosmetic flaws in the teeth. Patients of his Columbia dental practice often find that restoring the natural beauty of their smiles is safer and easier than they ever imagined.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would like to learn more about how dental bonding works, contact Columbia Smiles today.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a pain-free procedure which uses a plastic resin to mask imperfections in the smile including chips, cracks, or stains. This tooth-colored resin is bonded to the tooth to create a flawless look that is virtually indistinguishable from natural enamel. In addition to hiding imperfections, dental bonding can be used to lengthen the teeth, alter their shape, or close gaps between teeth. Finally, it can be used as an alternative to silver fillings, creating a more natural look. One of the main benefits of dental bonding is that it can be completed in just one office visit. Patients who wish to receive dental bonding can visit Dr. Nick’s Columbia practice, where he first determines whether dental bonding is right for them. If so, Dr. Nick preps the tooth by “roughening” its surface so that the resin will bond easily. He then applies the resin and uses a special light to harden the material and bond it to the natural tooth. Once this is complete, Dr. Nick shapes the tooth to ensure that it blends naturally with the surrounding natural teeth. This entire process takes less than one hour, leaving patients with a restored, beautiful smile in just one appointment.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding offers several cosmetic and functional benefits. The most obvious benefit of dental bonding is that it quickly masks flaws in the smile. The tooth-colored resin can be used to solve a number of cosmetic issues, therefore helping patients feel good about their smiles. Another benefit of dental bonding is that it is a simple, pain-free, minimally invasive alternative to other restorative dentistry treatments such as crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening. While the placement of some other dental restorations may require several office visits and even anesthetics, dental bonding can be completed in less than one hour and is typically less expensive that other treatments. Yet, while bonding is a quick procedure, the results are long lasting. When paired with adequate oral hygiene habits, the restorations can remain intact for over 10 years.
Learn More about Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an effective way to restore beauty to a cosmetically flawed smile. If you are interested in learning more about how dental bonding can reinvigorate your smile, please contact our Columbia dental practice today.