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By Thomas W. Kauffman, DDS, PC
February 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental bonding  

Discover how this simple and painless procedure can fix minor dental issues.

Nothing is more attractive than a healthy smile. And if you have a beautiful smile then you’re more likely to show it off. And, as we all What is Dental Bondingknow, smiling can certainly boost your mood, alleviate stress and rev up your immune system. Enjoy all the benefits that smiling affords you by visiting your downtown Atlanta dentist Dr. Thomas Kauffman and finding out more about dental bonding.

About Dental Bonding

Whenever possible your Atlanta, GA cosmetic dentist believes that conservative cosmetic treatments are the best options for enhancing smiles. Dental bonding can be an ideal option for those looking to fix small imperfections and to improve smile aesthetics.

Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses either tooth-colored plastic or composite resin to apply to certain issues like discolorations, chips, cracks, unevenness or gaps between teeth. Instead of opting for more invasive procedures like dental veneers or crowns, bonding can easily make over a smile without any tooth preparation or irreversible changes.

The Benefits

This is a fast and completely painless procedure that often takes less than an hour to complete. It doesn’t require any removal of your tooth’s structure like other cosmetic procedures and won’t require anesthesia. Plus, the procedure is one of the most inexpensive cosmetic options.

The bonding resin is also matched to the rest of your teeth so you’ll get a flawless, even smile every time.

Getting Dental Bonding

Before you get bonding in Atlanta, GA we will need to thoroughly clean your teeth beforehand. Once clean, we will apply a solution over your teeth to help improve how the resin bonds with the tooth.

The resin is then applied in several layers. With each layer, we will sculpt the resin to the proper shape and then harden it with a special dental light.

Caring for Your Bonded Teeth

If you want your bonded smile to last you’ll want to care for your smile properly. This means maintaining good oral hygiene, particularly if you consume coffee, tea and other foods and drinks that could stain your bonded tooth. Keep in mind that bonding won’t last as long as other cosmetic options and may either need to be repaired or replaced every five to 10 years.

If you are looking for a fast and affordable way to improve the look of your smile then it’s time to find out if bonding is the right option for you. Schedule an appointment today at our Atlanta, GA dental office. Let Thomas Kauffman, DDS, PC give you a smile to be proud of.