Dental bonding is a composite resin material applied to the tooth for a natural looking restoration. Aesthetically speaking, the resin has the ability to cover any natural flaws, using a thin coat of composite material to give you a beautiful smile.
Bonding is a simple and quick procedure that can be done by your family dentist or a certified cosmetic dentist. The resin material is applied to the tooth and hardened with a specialty light, bonding the material to the tooth. Think along the lines of a sculptor and their clay; the doctor molds and shapes the resin to your natural teeth, matching the color and contour.
Bonding is considered for the restoration of:
• Chipped or cracked teeth
• Closing spaces between teeth (seen in photos below)
• Cosmetic alternative to amalgam, mercury fillings
• Decayed teeth (composite resins are also used to fill cavities)
• Discolored teeth – improving their appearance
• Elongating teeth
• Reshaping teeth
• Receding gums – to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed
There are several advantages for bonding, including its convenience and cost-effectiveness. Compared to veneers or crowns, bonding is a fraction of the price and is a relatively painless procedure. However, keep in mind that bonding is recommended for small cosmetic fixes – should your teeth need additional work than listed above, be sure to consult your doctor for a treatment plan that best fits your smile.
At Atlanta Smiles and Wellness, we are a family-oriented practice with an expertise in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Giesler is a Master Dentist of the Academy of General Dentistry, a rare distinction achieved by less than 1% of American dentists. Dr. Kovitch, a recent addition, completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. Both share the same philosophy in conservative treatment along with passion of health, nutrition and wellnessAtlanta Smiles and Wellness
4405 Northside Pkwy., Ste. 110
Atlanta, GA 30327