Dental Bonding in Charlotte, NC

The most impactful way to brighten your day is with a beautiful smile. Sometimes our teeth could use a little boost to look our best. If a chipped or misshaped tooth has you feeling less than fully confident to flash your pearly whites, dentistry for cosmetic purposes could be a great option for you! Call today to schedule your consultation!

One of the most commonly performed dental procedures is dental bonding for cosmetic purposes or to fill cavities. We will diligently match your treatment to the perfect, most natural-looking shade so that it will be challenging to even recognize anything has been done. All that will be apparent is your beautiful shining smile! The process is quick and inexpensive compared to other cosmetic dental options and does not require any additional or special treatment to care for following the simple and fast procedure. The best way to determine if dental bonding is the best choice for your mouth is to consult with your dentist to see what they recommend. 

Woman smiling with white teeth

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is one of the simplest procedures available for cosmetic purposes. Those seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth find this to be an easy and cost-effective solution. Patients can expect this procedure to take approximately 30 to 60 minutes for their dentist to complete. Most patients confirm that the entire process is completely comfortable and painless.  

Some of the most common issues that can be improved with dental bonding include:

  • Adjusting tooth shape 
  • Restoring cracked or chipped teeth
  • Improving the appearance of discoloration 
  • Closing minor spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Lengthening teeth for a more uniform overall look
  • Reinforcing exposed roots due to recessed gum line

If you have cosmetic concerns about a tooth that does not appear to be shaped normally, dental bonding is likely a wonderful option that can help you feel confident about your smile! The resin applied will be sculpted just right so the new tooth or teeth will look completely natural in your mouth. Chipped and cracked teeth not only feel strange in your mouth, but it does not give the best appearance. Fortunately, this can be easily remedied with one or a few dental bonding procedures. Your dentist may recommend dental bonding to be done at the root of your teeth if that is determined to be the best treatment for gum line recession.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

  • Inexpensive
  • Improve appearance
  • Usually complete in just one appointment
  • Looks natural, like it’s always been there
  • Minimal enamel needs to be removed
  • Numbing is not needed for cosmetic procedures
  • Resin is fairly stain resistant
  • Normal at-home oral care routine afterward

One amazing benefit of dental bonding is that you can vastly improve the appearance of your smile at a fairly low cost! This is a procedure that can usually be done in just one appointment at our office. A well-done dental bonding will appear completely natural and normal as if it’s always been that way! As compared to crowns and veneers, dental bonding requires less removal of your tooth’s enamel to be removed during roughening. When done for cosmetic purposes, it is unlikely you would need any anesthesia. Resin is relatively resistant to stains, so you will enjoy the beautiful look for years before needing a replacement. Following the procedure, you will just do your home care routine as usual, brushing and flossing twice daily. No additional caretaking is required afterward!

Overall Process

At Park Crossing Dentistry, we enjoy making a dental bonding procedure as comfortable and pleasant as possible for our patients. The process of dental bonding is:

  1. Choosing the perfect shade of color
  2. Tooth is roughened to prepare for application
  3. Liquid is spread to condition which helps resin adhere 
  4. Resin is applied to the tooth
  5. Resin is shaped and sculpted 
  6. A special laser or UV light is used to cure and harden the resin
  7. Touch-up shaping may be done
  8. Final step: Polishing 

Your dentist may discuss a shade guide with you to choose a color that best matches your current teeth. The tooth being treated is then roughened using an etching tool. You will not need anesthesia for this step as it is a painless process. Roughening the tooth’s surface in this way is important because it ensures the composite resin will best adhere when it is applied. A conditioning formula is spread on the tooth for optimum bonding. Next, the resin will be applied, then shaped and molded into the perfect shape. A UV light is used next to cure the resin, hardening it in place to finalize the bond. Following this initial shaping, your dentist may do some additional refining. They will finish by properly polishing for the final look.

Whatever your reasoning for seeking cosmetic dentistry, our friendly staff here at Park Crossing Dentistry looks forward to exceeding your expectations. Call today to schedule your consultation!

For more information on Dental Bonding in the Charlotte, NC area, contact Park Crossing Dentistry by filling in our Contact Form or calling 704-541-5059 today!