Serving patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, TN
Looking for a cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to resolve a variety of different issues related to the appearance of your teeth? If so, consider receiving a cosmetic bonding treatment from your Jonesborough cosmetic dentist at Tusculum Dental Care.
What issues can a cosmetic bonding procedure treat?
A single bonding treatment can be used to treat any of the following small imperfections on your teeth:
- Damage, sustained from a cavity or tooth decay
- A tooth that is short, discolored, or misshapen
- Concealing an unwanted space or gap between two teeth
- Chips, cracks, or small fractures
- Protection for tooth roots that may have become exposed because of receding gums
- To seal eroded enamel
What can I expect from a cosmetic bonding procedure?
In most cases, a bonding treatment can be completed in a single appointment. Much like veneers, another popular cosmetic treatment, bonding can be performed on a single tooth or multiple teeth. Your Greeneville cosmetic dentist constructs veneers out of high-quality dental porcelain, matching those veneers to the shade of your other natural teeth and fabricating them in a lab. However, receiving these porcelain veneers usually entails at least two appointments, and a bit pricier. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin, which is sculpted onto your tooth and is completed in the same office visit. This means that with dental bonding, you can have a new smile in a single visit!
After removing any surface structure that has been weakened or stained, which ensures a stronger bond once the resin is applied, the resin is matched to the color of your tooth. The dentist then sculpts the resin into the shape of your other natural teeth. Last, your cosmetic dentist uses a special light to harden the resin. A final polish will have your bonded tooth looking as natural as your real teeth.
Many patients prefer cosmetic bonding because of its convenience, low cost, and versatility. Learn more about the various advantages of a cosmetic bonding procedure.
How long does a cosmetic bonding procedure last?
A bonding procedure usually lasts upwards of 10 years, but the effective lifespan also is determined by how you care for your teeth. Maintain a thorough regimen of oral hygiene—with regular brushing and flossing, in combination with regular check-ups at your dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and an examination of your teeth and mouth. Meanwhile, please refrain from using your teeth to open or tear packages, or chew on inanimate objects such as your nails or ice cubes; this behavior can damage your bonding treatment.
The other major factor in the lifespan of your cosmetic bonding is the skill level of the cosmetic dentist whom you choose to perform the procedure. Applying a bonding treatment takes a combination of professional expertise in dentistry and an artistic eye to match the resin to the color and translucency of your teeth while sculpting it to match the shape of your other natural teeth.
Dental Bonding in Greeneville
To learn more about cosmetic bonding or any of the other ways that cosmetic dentistry can help improve the appearance of your teeth, contact the office of Tusculum Dental Care at (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation.
Tusculum Dental Care is proud to serve patients in the areas of Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.