In today’s world, appearance is more important than ever before. Even the smallest of dental imperfections, like chips or stains, can make you embarrassed to show off your pearly whites to other people. Maybe you want to correct these issues, but you don’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of time and money on cosmetic dentistry. That’s why, at Legacy Dentistry, we offer a quick, affordable fix for minor dental flaws. With dental bonding in Midlothian, we can dramatically improve your smile in just one appointment. Contact us today to learn more!
You may have heard it by other names, like direct bonding or cosmetic bonding. No matter what you call it, dental bonding is a simple yet effective way to improve the size, shape, and color of an aesthetically imperfect tooth. It involves the use of composite resin, a putty-like material that is also used for tooth-colored fillings. What’s great about composite resin is that it can be customized to match the shade of your tooth enamel, seamlessly correcting minor cosmetic issues such as:
After our dentists ensure you’re a good candidate for dental bonding, the procedure should only take one appointment. Depending on how many teeth you’re fixing, you can expect it to last between 30 and 60 minutes. In most cases, the treatment should be fully painless – the majority of patients don’t even require numbing with local anesthetic. If you get nervous during dental appointments, though, we do offer FREE nitrous oxide sedation at every visit to ensure you’re comfortable.
We’ll start by cleaning your teeth and administering a weak acid to help its pores open up. Then, the acid is rinsed away, and the composite resin is applied (which has previously been personalized to match your enamel). Once we’ve finished sculpting the resin into its ideal shape, we’ll shine an ultraviolet light onto the material to quickly harden it. After polishing your tooth, you’re free to walk out and enjoy your lovely new smile!
Here are some of the reasons why our patients love dental bonding:
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