Composite resin bonding, also referred to as dental bonding, is a material that can be used in many ways to restore the smile. This material offers a treatment option for teeth with imperfections. At Smyrna Dental and Headache Center, Drs. David Lamothe and India Collier provide composite resin bonding for patients who may want a faster and more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers.
The composite resin bonding material that is used to repair or cover a tooth is a solution to problems such as:
The material can disguise issues that impact the appearance of the smile. These imperfections are often located on the front, or anterior, teeth that are seen when patients speak, smile, and laugh. Covering these problem areas allow patients to feel more confident in their appearance.
First, patients consult with their dentist to make sure they are the right candidate for composite resin bonding. Then, once patients have chosen to move forward with this treatment, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a thin portion of the enamel and roughing the surface for better adhesion. The material is then placed onto the tooth and shaped for proper coverage before being hardened with a curing light. To finish the result, the dentist will file and polish the resin, so it resembles natural tooth enamel. When placed by an experienced professional, dental bonding can be difficult to detect as a restorative treatment performed on the smile.
Dental bonding is a fast and affordable option for patients who may not have enough funds to afford porcelain veneers. It also provides a short-term solution for patients who may later opt to having veneers made and placed. During a consultation appointment, our dentists will evaluate a patient to decide if their concerns can be addressed with composite resin bonding instead of more expensive porcelain alternatives.
Drs. David Lamothe and India Collier of Smyrna, GA are pleased to educate patients on the ways to improve the smile with composite resin bonding. Call our facility at (678) 374-3764 and visit at 3246 Atlanta Road, Ste. B to speak with our professionals about this and other restorative solutions available in our office. We invite new patients into our state-of-the-art facility.