Dental Bonding

Improve the Aesthetics of Your Smile with Dental Bonding

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Chipped, cracked, broken, and stained teeth can diminish your confidence and overall happiness with your smile. In these cases, dental bonding can be performed to enhance the appearance and health of the teeth. At our Mt. Juliet, TN, practice, Dr. Shaun Bivens and his team offer this popular, versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure for patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Dr. Bivens combines dedication and a vast skill set, creating dental enhancements that can be life-changing.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cost-effective and versatile aesthetic procedure. During this treatment, a tooth-colored material, called composite resin, is applied to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections. The material is then sculpted, hardened, and polished for a natural appearance. Dental bonding offers the following benefits:

Little to no removal of enamel:

Unlike porcelain veneers, which is a process that involves removal of tooth enamel, dental bonding involves little to no enamel removal. As a result, more natural tooth structure is preserved.

Quick and easy:

Bonding is an alternative for tooth restoration, due to the speed in which it can be done. Often, the process can be completed in one office visit, generally taking 30 minutes.

Low cost:

On average, dental bonding costs approximately $300 to $600 per tooth. Some insurance plans will cover a portion of the cost.

Pain free:

Generally, anesthesia is not required for dental bonding, unless the composite resin is used to fill a cavity.

Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?

If you want to improve the overall appearance of your teeth, dental bonding may be an excellent solution for you. While other cosmetic procedures can require significant time and cost, dental bonding is a relatively affordable and quick procedure. Dental bonding may also enhance the health of teeth. Patients with receding gums, for example, can use the resin bonding for protection against exposed roots and further decay.

Whether you are looking to repair a broken tooth, address a cavity, or improve the overall appearance of your teeth, dental bonding may be an excellent solution for you.

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Dental Bonding Treatment Process

The dental bonding process involves intricacy, but can be completed in a relatively short amount of time. The general steps to the procedure include:

    • Thorough examination: Your teeth will be evaluated and your dental history will be collected and assessed.

    • Discussion with the dentistDr. Bivens will show you which teeth will be bonded and how those teeth will be prepared for bonding.

    • Shade selection of composite resin: Finding a shade that best suits you helps ensure your treated teeth will blend in naturally with your smile.

    • Tooth preparation: To do this, the tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned and roughened to help the bonding material adhere. If any reshaping is necessary, it will also be completed at this time.

    • Application of acid etch: The dentist applies a mildly acidic solution to the surface of the tooth, followed by a conditioning liquid.

    • Bonding procedure: The composite resin is then applied to the tooth. Dr. Bivens will shape and mold the material until the desired results are achieved.

    • Thorough examination: Your teeth will be evaluated and your dental history will be collected and assessed.

    • Discussion with the dentistDr. Bivens will show you which teeth will be bonded and how those teeth will be prepared for bonding.

    • Shade selection of composite resin: Finding a shade that best suits you helps ensure your treated teeth will blend in naturally with your smile.

    • Tooth preparation: To do this, the tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned and roughened to help the bonding material adhere. If any reshaping is necessary, it will also be completed at this time.

    • Application of acid etch: The dentist applies a mildly acidic solution to the surface of the tooth, followed by a conditioning liquid.

    • Bonding procedure: The composite resin is then applied to the tooth. Dr. Bivens will shape and mold the material until the desired results are achieved.

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