Dr. David Lamothe in Atlanta, GA is a general dentist who provides families with the services they need to maintain the beauty and health of their smile. His dental practice, Smyrna Dental, is a family practice that offers a wide range of procedures which can be used for aesthetics and function. One common treatment done in his practice includes that of dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a way of repairing a tooth that is broken. This material is made of composite resin which is a material that is easily molded into place. Dr. David Lamothe can place composite resin on teeth that need to be repaired from chips or cracks, teeth with permanent staining that need coverage, or teeth that are usually shaped. This material is also a wonderful method of covering small spaces between teeth in a fast and effective manner. It is often used as a more economical approach to porcelain veneers, which are also used to cover cosmetic issues.
Dr. David Lamothe can offer dental bonding in just one appointment. Patients are encouraged to come into his practice to undergo a consultation visit and determine if dental bonding is best for their smile. If so, some preparation may be necessary. The dentist will file down the enamel of the tooth if necessary to ensure a tight bond. The composite resin material is then applied to the tooth, shaped into place, and then hardened using a specialized light. This whole process is done quickly and painlessly for patients. After the bonding is hardened, it is polished down and shined up to look just like the natural tooth enamel it replicates. Patients are able to have the entire process done from start to finish within just one visit.
The team of Smyrna Dental believes in offering patients a wide range of services sot hey can choose what best fits their needs. Also, our practice works with dental insurance plans to help our patients get the best coverage necessary for their dental work. Some dental insurance plans may cover part or most of the cost of many dental treatments making the out-of-pocket expense much more affordable for patients considering dental services such as dental bonding.