Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental solution that we offer patients in our Greer, SC office. Dr. Adam Carraway uses tooth bonding treatment to address chipped, cracked, fractured, and discolored teeth. Dental bonding can also close small gaps between teeth for a more uniform look. Dr. Carraway adds structure to his patient’s smiles with dental bonding, changing the shape and color in the process.
As an economical alternative to dental veneers, tooth bonding is a great treatment for patients who are new to cosmetic dental care and have minor imperfections.
Dental Bonding Treatment
Dr. Carraway can provide tooth bonding treatment to patients in just one visit to his Greer dental office. He begins the tooth bonding process by cleaning the teeth. Then, he removes a small amount of the tooth enamel, etching the surface so that the bonding material adheres properly to the treated teeth.
After the teeth are prepared, Dr. Carraway sculpts the biocompatible bonding material onto the teeth. He shapes the material and ensures that it is color-matched correctly. Once the bonding material is in the right shape, size, and color, it is cured with a special light. The dentist polishes the bonding material so that it has a sheen that matches the rest of your natural teeth. Dental bonding can usually be completed in just one visit to our office.
Perks of Dental Bonding
Bonding can do just about anything that porcelain veneers can do. There’s a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative uses for dental bonding. The bonding material is a malleable resin that can be molded into the shape of any of your teeth. It allows you to fix just about cosmetic chip or flaw you have in your teeth. Many patients like dental bonding because it’s a more cost-effective option when compared to porcelain veneers.
Instead of being permanent like veneers, bonding is temporary solution. This is one of the reasons why it’s cheaper than veneers. The process is completely removable and reversible. Because of this, bonding can be used to correct problems with children, whether in their permanent teeth or their primary teeth. On average, bonding can last anywhere from three years to as many as ten years, depending on how well it’s taken care of.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Patients can clean and care for bonded teeth just like natural teeth. Gently brushing teeth using a soft toothbrush and flossing between teeth can help keep harmful bacteria at bay. Immediately following your bonding treatment, you want to avoid tobacco products as well as any foods or beverages that can stain the bonding material. Stay away from coffee, wine, tea, and berries at this time.
We also recommend that patients continue to schedule routine visits every six months. During these visits, we can clean the teeth and examine your bonded teeth to make sure they’re in good shape.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want to address cosmetic imperfections in your smile? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Carraway on our website. You can also call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for comfortable treatment today at 864.383.9711. Let our team know if you have any further questions or concerns about dental bonding, they will be glad to help.