People consider dental bonding in Athens, Texas for the same reasons they consider several other types of cosmetic dentistry procedures. These include a gap between the two front teeth, a cracked or chipped tooth, a misshapen tooth, or a discolored tooth. The process is simple and typically only requires a single appointment since it focuses on just the front two teeth. Dental bonding is often more affordable when compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures as well.
What to Expect with the Dental Bonding Procedure
The first thing your dentist does when you visit Athens Smiles for a cosmetic dentistry consultation is evaluate the condition of all your teeth. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the severity of your cosmetic dental issue and whether bonding material is the appropriate solution for you.
If the two of you agree that bonding is the best way to improve the appearance of your smile, your dentist moves onto roughing the tooth to prepare it for bonding. Removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel ensures that the bonding material will remain firmly adhered to your tooth. Once the bonding material is in place, your dentist uses an ultraviolet curing light that speeds up the process of hardening the material.
Before dismissing you to go home, your dentist trims the putty-like substance from your tooth. The primary ingredient in the bonding material is composite resin, and it is similar to what dentists use to fill cavities. You can now smile confidently knowing that others can no longer see your minor cosmetic dentistry problem or notice that you have had it treated. Most people do not need to repeat the procedure for up to 10 years. The approximate cost is up to $600 per tooth.
Contact Your Athens, TX, Dentist Today
Please contact Athens Smiles to request a consultation for dental bonding in Athens, Texas today.