Tooth Bonding An Overview
Dr. O'Malley offers cosmetic tooth bonding in Simpsonville SC for a variety of concerns. This versatile procedure can be completed in as little as one dentist visit. Completed in our Simpsonville dentist office, tooth bonding is a relatively quick, economical, and effective treatment for many patients.
Dental Bonding can:
- Restore damaged teeth by filling in cracks on teeth or minor chips.
- Change the appearance of discolored teeth by covering tough stains, or white spots on teeth.
- Correct a single misshapen or crooked tooth, or several crooked teeth, to avoid full braces.
- Address other minor cosmetic concerns.
Tooth bonding involves the careful sculpting of a composite resin material onto the prepared surface of a tooth. The material is color matched to existing natural teeth for a natural look. It will be smoothed and polished for a natural feel and fit. No one will know the difference!
This procedure is available for patients of all ages. Tooth bonding can be an economical alternative to porcelain veneers for a younger patient that is still growing, or adult patients not yet ready for dental veneers. Dental bonding is considered a temporary dental restoration and typically lasts about 10 years, although good oral hygiene and dental care can extend the longevity of your treatment.
An experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. O'Malley can work with you to create a beautiful and healthy new smile with a tooth bonding procedure. boost your confidence and improving your overall dental health with O'Malley Dental.
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
Tooth bonding is very similar to a dental filling. Dr. O’Malley can complete your tooth bonding in a single visit and you can return to your normal daily routine. Modern dentistry gives us the best materials and tools to help us complete a procedure swiftly, with little downtime.
The Tooth Bonding Procedure
To begin, the tooth is prepped by etching the surface where the composite material will be placed. A local anesthetic is often used to numb the area and help you relax during treatment.
Once the tooth surface is prepared, Dr. O’Malley carefully sculpts the color matched composite resin into the desired shape, ensuring it blends with your natural smile. The new material is adhered and sealed using a special light. It will harden almost instantaneously. Then, he will polish the material and tooth to create a smooth texture and natural luster.
To maintain your tooth bonding for as long as possible, brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and be sure to visit us twice a year for routine preventive dental care. We will look for any signs of wear or damage during your regular visits and can repair minor concerns quickly and conservatively.