Improve the Appearance of Your Smile with Cost-Effective Dental Bonding
If you would like to conceal minor chips, cracks, and stains that may be affecting full confidence in your grin, you may want to consider the benefits of dental bonding from Dr. J.D. Murray and Dr. William Alexander at Pampered Smiles in East Point, GA. Dental bonding is safe and effective, and typically requires only one appointment to complete, allowing you to save both time and money. This cosmetic dentistry procedure provides patients with an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Patients who are dissatisfied with the aesthetics of their smile find that dental bonding can boost their self-confidence and completely transform their appearance with conservative techniques.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding uses composite resin to cover a variety of cosmetic imperfections and concerns. Composite resin, made from a mixture of ceramic and acrylic, is tinted to match the natural shade of your tooth. This affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment provides a durable and aesthetically-pleasing solution to enhancing your smile.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Dental bonding can address a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped or lightly fractured teeth
- Dental staining
- Yellow, gray, or severely discolored teeth
- Short, misshapen, or disproportionate teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Mildly misaligned teeth
- Silver fillings
To qualify for this procedure, patients should have healthy teeth and gums and not smoke or use tobacco products.
The Dental Bonding Placement Procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Murray or Dr. Alexander will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums using state-of-the-art technology. This will allow them to detect any decay or gum disease. They will also take the time to review your desired results in order to tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs. Once candidacy has been determined, the procedure can begin and be completed in five simple steps:
This step is typically unnecessary, unless a silver amalgam filling is being replaced, decay is being treated, or patients struggle from dental anxiety or sensitivity. In such cases, we will ensure you are comfortable before proceeding with the treatment.
The doctor will clean and dry each tooth being treated. Using special dental instruments, the teeth will be gently reshaped. After the teeth are prepared, a roughening solution will be applied to ensure teeth properly bond with the composite resin.
Composite Resin Preparation and Application
Once your teeth are prepared, the doctor will prepare the composite resin, using a shade guide to tint the resin to blend beautifully with the natural shade of your teeth. In some cases, patients choose to undergo teeth whitening before dental bonding for a more dramatic effect.
Because of its putty-like consistency, dental bonding requires methodical techniques and an eye for detail. Your doctor will apply the composite resin in layers, artfully shaping it until the desired results are achieved. Throughout the treatment, a UV light will be used in between each layer to solidify the resin for optimum strength and durability.
Tooth Shaping and Polishing
To finish the treatment, the doctor will trim any excess resin, make any necessary adjustments, and polish your smile to reveal stunning results.
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment that provides a durable and aesthetically-pleasing solution to enhancing your smile.
Why Choose Pampered Smiles?
Both Dr. Murray and Dr. Alexander are skilled dentists with extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry. They are committed to participating in ongoing education courses in order to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and techniques. This—combined with their compassionate and patient-centered approach—allows them to deliver the highest level of care for each of their patients.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, but you are unsure which cosmetic dentistry approach is better suited for you, we invite you to come in for a consultation. Both Dr. Murray and Dr. Alexander would be glad to meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals. Contact our office today online or call (404) 349-7889 to schedule your consultation.
"As a family practice, we understand the importance of providing treatments for patients of any age. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and implant treatments."Dr. Murray