Posted: May 21, 2019
Dental bonding is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer. Dr. Greenhalgh can use teeth bonding to address a variety of minor issues in order to restore a healthy, beautiful smile. A tooth-colored composite resin material will be applied to your tooth in layers and then hardened to complete the bonding process.
While there are several solutions available to address common cosmetic problems, bonding can often provide the most effective results under the right circumstances. Below are 5 reasons why you should consider teeth bonding to improve the appearance of your smile.
Versatile Treatment Option
Dental bonding can be used as both a restorative or a cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dr. Greenhalgh often recommends the teeth bonding to:
- Repair minor chips or cracks
- Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
- Fill small gaps between teeth
- Brighten discolored teeth that haven’t responded well to teeth whitening treatments
- Repair tooth decay
- Make a small tooth look longer
Keep in mind that while bonding has a wide range of applications, it is most effective when addressing minor issues. In these situations, Dr. Greenhalgh can use this treatment to restore the health, function and appearance of a tooth. However, more extensive dental issues may require a different solution in order to achieve the best possible results.
Natural Tooth Structure Remains Intact
Teeth bonding is one of the most conservative treatment options available. Other procedures, such as porcelain veneers, require the removal of some of your natural tooth structure in order to securely attach the restoration to your tooth. With dental bonding, your natural tooth structure remains relatively intact.
When preparing your tooth for the bonding procedure, Dr. Greenhalgh will roughen the surface in order to allow the resin material to adhere to your tooth properly. However, this represents much less impact to your tooth structure than other options. As a result, you will experience a significant reduction in tooth sensitivity.
Fewer Dental Visits
If you have a busy schedule, it can be challenging to find the time for multiple visits to our dental office. Fortunately, your teeth bonding procedure can be completed in just one dental visit. Dr. Greenhalgh can prepare your tooth surface and apply the bonding material during one appointment. Once the resin is hardened using a special light, you will have a fully functional dental restoration right away.
In contrast, other options such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns require multiple office visits. During your first appointment, your tooth is prepared and an impression is taken to be used in constructing your restoration. Often, it can take several weeks for the dental lab to complete your crown or veneers. Bonding not only eliminates the waiting time associated with these additional procedures, but it also allows you to avoid poorly fitting temporary restorations while your permanent one is being created.
Beautiful, Natural Looking Results
Your dental restoration should accomplish two goals:
- Restore the health and function of your tooth
- Provide beautiful results that blend in with your smile
The second goal is particularly important when you are repairing one of your front teeth which are visible when you smile. Dr. Greenhalgh uses the highest quality composite resin materials with his bonding procedures. These materials mimic many of the properties of your natural teeth and will deliver a beautiful aesthetic outcome that will be undetectable to others.
Affordable Treatment Option
Dr. Greenhalgh understands that cost is a concern for many people, and he is committed to ensuring your treatment fits into your budget. One of the benefits of choosing teeth bonding is that it provides you with a more affordable solution than porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
In addition, we offer a variety of financing options, including no interest and low interest payment plans. We can discuss these financing plans with you in greater detail during your appointment.
Contact our Lakewood Cosmetic Dentist
Please contact Dr. Scott Greenhalgh using the form on this page or call 303-988-9060 today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Lakewood, Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado.