Patients with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as cracked or chipped teeth, may be candidates for dental bonding. Resin is applied to the surface of the affected tooth to conceal these imperfections and restore a natural, healthy appearance. Dr. Danny O’Keefe will carefully match the bonding material to the color of surrounding teeth to provide a natural-looking enhancement. Dr. O'Keefe can determine your dental bonding candidacy during a consultation at his Flowood, MS, practice.
If you have minor flaws in your front teeth, such as cracks, chips, wide gaps, discoloration, or inconsistent shaping, bonding may be right for you. If the aesthetic flaw does not compromise your oral health, dental bonding may be an excellent way to restore symmetry and a healthy appearance to your smile. The best candidates do not smoke and are in good oral and general health. If you have cavities or gum disease, they must be treated before moving ahead with any cosmetic dentistry procedure.
The dental bonding procedure can usually be completed in one visit with Dr. O’Keefe. Initially, he will select the appropriate shade for the bonding material so that it matches your surrounding teeth. To prepare your teeth for bonding, Dr. O’Keefe will place clear strips between your teeth to keep the bonding material from contacting other teeth. He will also treat your teeth with a mildly acidic solution that will slightly etch the teeth so that the bonding material will adhere more effectively. Next, Dr. O’Keefe will apply the bonding solution to your teeth. Once the material is in place, he will shape it to achieve a natural-looking appearance. Once Dr. O’Keefe is satisfied with the appearance, he will use a special light to cure the bonding material. For the final step, Dr. O’Keefe may make some slight adjustments to ensure that the bonded teeth look uniform and that your bite alignment is correct and comfortable.
Benefits of dental bonding include:
- Immediate results
- Improved self-confidence
- Durable results that can last up to 10 years
- Reversible results - the bonding can be removed or replaced at any time
- Affordable treatment providing outstanding results
Dental bonding can be combined with other treatments to make your smile look even better. Some patients who want a complete smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction choose dental bonding as part of their treatment, along with teeth whitening, gum contouring, dental crowns, dental bridges, or even dental implants.
Dental bonding can be combined with other treatments to make your smile look even better.
The results of dental bonding look very natural and will blend in with the rest of your teeth to create a dazzling smile you can be proud to share.
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Sometimes a very small imperfection can have a huge impact on your self-confidence. Dr. O'Keefe is a compassionate dentist who believes everyone deserves to experience the confidence and satisfaction that only a beautiful smile can provide. To learn more about how you can benefit from dental bonding, please contact us today and schedule a consultation.