Repair Your Smile with Dental Bonding
Chips, cracks, and breaks in teeth can weaken the structure of your tooth and limit your confidence in your smile. Dr. Damien F. Armstrong offers dental bonding, a simple treatment that utilizes tooth-colored resin to strengthen and restore the structure of teeth. This material is applied after we remove all decay and can provide significant benefits. Dr. Armstrong can complete the dental bonding process in our Downtown Chattanooga and East Brainerd, TN, practices in just one visit, with little to no discomfort.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding uses a specialized composite resin to repair minor imperfections in the teeth. Dr. Armstrong can use bonding to repair small chips, cracks, and breaks. He can also use it to correct issues related to the size and shape of your teeth. This treatment can add length to worn teeth and create uniformity where gaps are present, or teeth are irregularly shaped.
Dr. Armstrong can tint the resin to match your natural tooth color, providing subtle, discreet repairs. In addition, because the material adds to your tooth and does not require as much structural preparation, almost all of our patients will qualify for the procedure. The composite resin used for dental bonding can even be used for filling small cavities as well as cosmetic procedures.
The Dental Bonding Process
Dr. Armstrong will use a shading guide to tint the resin and match your natural tooth color. He may prepare your tooth by gently etching it and applying a specialized solution to help the resin adhere to your tooth. Dr. Armstrong will then apply the resin, molding it to the correct size and shape. The doctor will sculpt and smooth the material, and use a curing light to harden the resin.
When the bonding material has finished hardening, Dr. Armstrong will check for proper occlusion and make any adjustments he deems necessary. He will then polish the tooth and bonding site until it matches the sheen of your smile. You can walk out of our office with an aesthetically repaired smile.
Dr. Armstrong can complete the bonding procedure in just one visit, typically without the need for anesthesia.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
The resin used for the procedure bonds directly to your tooth. This additional support provides durability, protects from decay, and prevents damaged areas from becoming significant concerns that require more extensive restorative procedures in the future. The versatility of the resin we use means that we can mold or shape it in any way necessary to make your teeth look natural, and we can tint the resin to make repairs virtually invisible.
Dr. Armstrong can complete the bonding procedure in just one visit, typically without the need for anesthesia. Additionally, because bonding requires no lab work or ceramic materials, the cost of the procedure stays relatively inexpensive. Many patients view dental bonding as a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers or crowns.
Aesthetically Restore Your Smile
If you have small areas of damage on your teeth, Dr. Armstrong can quickly and easily repair them with dental bonding. Reach out today to schedule a consultation with the doctor.