Affordable Cosmetic Treatment with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding may sound complex, but it is a relatively simple cosmetic procedure that Michael McCartney, Jr., DMD, FAGD can perform in just one visit to our Adel, GA, practice. Also referred to as composite bonding, it repairs the structure and appearance of teeth using the same resin material that is often used to fill cavities. This commonly performed procedure offers cosmetic solutions that can last anywhere from five to 10 years with proper care and maintenance.
Dental bonding offers many benefits for patients who are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or color of one or more teeth. The procedure can repair small chips in the teeth, camouflage discoloration or other stains that do not respond to whitening, and lengthen or close uneven spaces between teeth. Bonding is a great cosmetic solution for patients who are looking to preserve as much tooth enamel as possible. Very little enamel is removed to prepare the natural tooth for bonding. This is an important benefit since enamel, once removed, cannot be replaced.
Dental bonding is very affordable and is often chosen by patients who do not want to invest in more costly porcelain veneers or crowns.
Additionally, dental bonding can achieve results that last for years in just one quick procedure. Dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic solutions, and can offer improved aesthetic results for patients who do not wish to invest in more costly porcelain veneers or crowns.
Patients should be aware that dental bonding is not a permanent solution. To maintain the aesthetic results of the treatment, the material will need to be replaced periodically as it experiences normal wear. In addition, bonding is more porous than porcelain, and can be susceptible to staining or discoloration from darkly colored foods, drinks, and tobacco products.
Is Bonding Right for You?
Patients with healthy teeth and gums who desire to improve their smile’s appearance are generally good candidates for dental bonding. Any cosmetic procedure can only be completed after any necessary restorative treatment, such as dental fillings, is complete.
Financing is Available
Dental bonding is a relatively affordable cosmetic solution, but patients should not avoid cosmetic treatment simply because of the cost of treatment. We are proud to offer trusted dental financing options that can break up your treatment costs into manageable monthly installments with zero interest. We offer CareCredit medical financing and in-house insurance (as part of our Smile Savers membership club) to help you afford any treatments, including our cosmetic procedures.
What to Expect
Dental bonding typically takes less than an hour and does not require a recovery period. Steps include:
- First, Dr. McCartney will discuss your goals to ensure that dental bonding can help you reach your desired appearance.
- To begin the bonding process, we will evaluate the shade of your enamel to color the composite material so that it seamlessly matches your natural teeth.
- Dr. McCartney will prep the natural tooth where the composite will be applied by gently buffing its surface.
- He will then apply the composite resin material to the tooth and carefully shape it to create a natural appearance.
- A special blue dental light will cure, or harden, the composite to the tooth.
- Finally, the doctor will polish the surface so it matches your tooth’s natural glossy finish.
Superior Dental Care Close to Home
Why should you choose Adel Dental Associates for your dental bonding procedure? You are in good hands with our team. Dr. McCartney has over 20 years of experience and has attained Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry by taking over 500 hours of continuing education. To learn more about whether bonding is right for you, contact us online or call (229) 896-7679 to schedule your consultation today.
“Adel Dental Associates is here to provide comprehensive, family-oriented care in a comfortable environment with a team that makes dental visits fun.” - Dr. McCartney