How often do you hide your smile because you are insecure about your appearance? Even one time is too many. You do not have to feel weighed down by your imperfect teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Tullahoma, Dr. John Petty can significantly improve their appearance using a minimally invasive procedure. Cosmetic dental bonding is a simple but effective solution to invest in a confident, beautiful smile that looks natural.
Cosmetic bonding, also known as direct or dental bonding, is an effective treatment to improve the color, size, shape, and proportion of your teeth. Dr. Petty uses a special resin material that is customized to match your enamel color. He sculpts the material into the desired shape to hide your cosmetic concerns.
Dental bonding is a preferred solution to other cosmetic treatments because it is minimally invasive and does not require you to permanently alter your teeth like other procedures, such as veneers. Not to mention, you can achieve the results you want in as little as 1 appointment.
Direct bonding can be used to treat several issues at once. It offers both cosmetic and restorative benefits to improve your teeth overall. Depending on your exact needs, it can be used to correct:
Most patients are a candidate for cosmetic bonding; however, you will need a consultation to ensure it is right for you. After Dr. Petty creates your customized treatment plan, you are scheduled for your appointment. On average, you can expect it to take 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. You may need more than one appointment if you are treating several teeth.
After your teeth are cleaned and Dr. Petty creates the perfect shade for the resin, a weak acid is applied to your teeth. This opens the pores in your enamel to establish a secure bond between your teeth and the resin. The resin is applied to your teeth and sculpted into the precise shape before a special light is used to quickly harden it. Dr. Petty smooths and polishes it before you leave the office.
Cosmetic bonding provides long-lasting results with the right aftercare. On average, you can expect your new smile to last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced. You can help protect the bonding from damage by following a few simple tips:
You can get the radiant smile you have always wanted with cosmetic bonding. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.