When you chip or break a tooth, or if you have one that’s discolored or shaped differently than the rest of your teeth, there are many cosmetic options you can choose from to fix these issues.
One option that’s worth looking into is dental bonding. It’s one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedures available, but those facts shouldn’t discourage you from exploring other options, like implants and dentures, as well.
What is bonding?
Dental bonding is accomplished when Dr. John McAllister applies a putty-like resin to the tooth, or teeth, you want fixed. He then molds and smooths that resin until it attains the proper shape and color. The material is hardened with a UV light, and the entire process is finished in about an hour. However, if you decide to have multiple teeth treated, you’ll likely have to schedule multiple visits.
What makes it a good option?
As stated above, bonding is just one of the many cosmetic dentistry options. Bonding is a good option for people with very minor cosmetic issues, such as tiny chips or cracks in their teeth that don’t necessarily require a crown or bridge to repair.
If your cosmetic issues are more complicated, Dr. John McAllister may recommend a different cosmetic procedure, based on your individual needs.
While you can choose from a seemingly endless amount of cosmetic dentistry options, dental bonding is one you should definitely consider for minor imperfections in your smile. If you think that you’re a candidate for dental bonding, call us today at 828-322-6731 to schedule an appointment.