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Teeth Bonding Greer, SC

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental solution that we offer patients in our Greer, SC office. Dr. Adam Carraway uses tooth bonding to repair chipped or cracked teeth conservatively. The dental bonding blends naturally into the smile by perfectly matching the color of the natural tooth structure adjacent to the chipped tooth with a tooth-colored filling material. Because dental filling materials can not be whitened once placed, it is important to be happy with the color of your teeth before pursuing dental bonding treatment. If you want whiter teeth, we recommend whitening your teeth before having dental bonding placed on your teeth. 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.

Teeth Bonding in Greer, South Carolina

Dental Bonding Treatment in Greer, SC

It’s important to plan what you want your bonding to look like before starting the procedure. We want everyone to be aware of their expectations and goals before treatment. If you want a whiter smile, we recommend bleaching your teeth before starting dental bonding. Additionally, if you would like dental bonding on multiple front teeth, we may recommend taking molds of your teeth and designing the final shapes prior to beginning the process.

The bonding procedure will typically take one to two hours, depending on how many teeth are being bonded. Because every smile is unique, we recommend talking to one of our trained cosmetic dentists about your specific situation by scheduling a smile consultation.

To begin treatment, Dr. Carraway numbs, cleans, and then prepares teeth to ensure the bonding material adheres properly. After he prepares the teeth, 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, he cures it with a special light. He polishes the bonding material to ensure that it matches the rest of your natural teeth.

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 almost any cosmetic chip or flaw in your teeth. Many patients like dental bonding because it’s a more cost-effective option when compared to porcelain veneers.

Dental bonding is a 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

Modern dental materials are both beautiful and strong, which means you can care for them just like your natural teeth. They do not require any type of special diet or restrictions. Gently brushing teeth using a soft toothbrush and flossing between teeth can help keep harmful bacteria at bay.

We typically recommend adding a WaterPik water flosser into your daily brushing and flossing routine to maximize the number of years your dental bonding will last. You will still have natural tooth structure underneath the dental bonding that can still get dental decay or a cavity. Therefore, it is very important to keep your teeth healthy and clean to ensure your dental bonding will last as long as possible.

Immediately following your bonding treatment, you want to avoid tobacco products and 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 online for dental bonding treatment in Greer, SC. You can also call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 864.268.7812. Let our team know if you have any further questions or concerns about dental bonding, they will be glad to help.