If you look at your smile in the mirror and see damage, decay, or discoloration, you may think that they only way you can feel confident is by hiding your smile. Most patients think that cosmetic dentistry is too expensive or takes too long. Cosmetic dental bonding offers a fast, effective, and affordable solution that can completely transform your smile. Dr. Donna Franklin-Pitts has years of experience working with patients to create flawless smiles. If you want to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding or any of our other treatment options, contact Franklin Dental Center to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Tyler dental practice. We’ll evaluate your smile, explain your cosmetic treatment options, and create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and fits your schedule and budget.
Direct bonding is completed using tooth-colored composite resin, the same material we use for fillings. We begin by numbing the treatment area. Then, we apply an etchant material to create deeper pits and grooves in the tooth’s surface. Next, the putty-like resin is applied directly to the tooth seeping into all the pits and grooves in the porous tooth enamel. Once in place, a curing light hardens the composite into position, creating a strong, natural bond between the composite and the tooth. Finally, the material is smoothed and polished, leaving patients with flawless smiles.
Any patient who has minor cosmetic dental flaws may be a good candidate for cosmetic dental bonding. Some examples of patients who would benefit from dental bonding include:
No treatment is right for every patient, but if you want to correct numerous minor dental flaws with a simple, one day treatment, cosmetic bonding may be the perfect treatment option. Some of the benefits of cosmetic dental bonding include: