Transform Your Smile in a Single Visit with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin to conceal a wide range of cosmetic flaws such as cracks, chips, and discoloration. The bonding material can be colored to match the exact shade of your teeth and blend seamlessly into your smile. At Dental Arts of Eagle in Eagle, CO, we offer dental bonding for instant results in a single appointment. Dr. Todd H. Shainholtz performs this versatile procedure in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry treatments or as a stand-alone means of achieving minor enhancements.
Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?
Your dentist may recommend bonding if you wish to correct minor instances of:
- Chips or cracks
- Disproportionate or misshapen teeth
- Slight misalignments
Patients interested in dental bonding must be in generally good oral health. Dr. Shainholtz can help you resolve oral health issues such as cavities and gum disease before undergoing cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Shainholz may recommend a more extensive treatment, such as porcelain veneers, depending on the severity of the imperfection.
Dr. Shainholtz performs bonding in conjunction with other treatments or as a stand-alone means of achieving minor enhancements.
Benefits of Bonding
When performed by a reputable dentist, cosmetic bonding is safe, simple, and effective. It is a versatile procedure that is simpler and less expensive than most other cosmetic treatment options. Unlike porcelain veneers, bonding does not require any alteration of your teeth. In addition, composite resin is durable and can last up to 10 years with proper care. Patients often choose to undergo bonding as an affordable way to determine if they wish to invest in veneers.
The bonding process can usually be completed in a single office appointment lasting one to two hours. The length of your treatment will vary depending on the number of teeth you wish to treat.
Dr. Shainholtz will use a color chart to ensure that the bonding material matches the shade of your teeth. If you wish to whiten your teeth as well, you should undergo this treatment before bonding so we can match the shade of your resin to your newly whitened smile.
Next, he will treat your teeth with a mild acid solution to create a better bonding surface. Once your teeth are prepared, Dr. Shainholtz can place the resin and shape it to achieve the desired effect. He may need to apply several layers of resin to achieve the enhancement you want.
Dr. Shainholtz will use a special UV dental light to harden the material. The final step is to make sure that you are satisfied with your results. He will check the symmetry of your teeth and ensure your bite is properly balanced. Any necessary adjustments will be made before you leave our office.
Fast, Natural-Looking Results
If minor dental imperfections are making you feel self-conscious, we are here to provide a fast and effective solution. Dental bonding can provide beautiful results alone or as part of a complete smile makeover. Contact our office online or call us at (970) 328-6347 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shainholtz.