A smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so it’s essential to ensure your teeth look their best. If you have teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshapen, then dental bonding may be suitable for you.
Dental bonding is a procedure that dentists use to repair teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or discolored. The dentist will use a tooth-colored resin material to bond the tooth and make it look natural again. At J. Whitley Wills, DDS, this non-invasive, affordable, and quick procedure is usually completed in just one visit.
The Procedure for Dental Bonding
During the procedure, our dentist in Memphis, TN, will first apply a numbing agent to the area where they will use the composite resin. They will then roughen the tooth's surface with a drill or other tool so that the resin can adhere better.
Next, the dentist will apply an adhesive to the tooth and then place the composite resin on top of it. They will shape the material into the desired shape and harden it with a special light. Finally, they will polish the material to match your natural teeth.
After your dental bonding procedure, you may experience some discomfort in the treated area. Our dentist may prescribe pain medications to alleviate any pain. Avoid chewing on hard foods for a few days after the procedure to avoid damaging the bonding material.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding in Memphis, TN, is primarily used to improve the appearance of teeth. It can effectively address issues like tooth discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and misshapen teeth. By applying tooth-colored resin to the teeth, our dentist can create a more attractive and uniform smile.
Minimal Tooth Removal
Dental bonding is a minimally invasive procedure. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments that require substantial enamel removal, bonding typically requires minimal to no enamel reduction. This makes it a conservative option for improving the appearance of teeth.
Quick and Convenient
Dental bonding is usually completed in a single office visit. The process is relatively quick, and there is often no need for multiple appointments or temporary restorations. This means you can enjoy immediate results without much disruption to your daily routine.
The dental bonding procedure is typically painless, and most patients do not require anesthesia unless the bonding is used to fill a cavity. The process involves minimal discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure.
Repair for Tooth Decay
In addition to cosmetic purposes, dental bonding can also be used to fill small cavities. The resin material can be used to restore teeth affected by decay, offering both aesthetic improvement and functional repair.
Bonding can correct various cosmetic imperfections, from small chips to extensive staining. If you want to learn more about dental bonding and how it can benefit your smile, visit J. Whitley Wills, DDS, at 59 S Idlewild St., Memphis, TN 38104, or call (901) 726-9525.