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Dental bonding: What it is, what to expect, and how it can transform your smile

Dental bonding presents an economical way to transform the appearance of your teeth faster. And when your teeth look great, the rest of your smile shines! Once you know more about this cosmetic procedure, you will truly understand why it is so important to turn to a skilled and experienced dentist like Dr. Ria Sahara and the team at Gentle Dentistry of Newnan PC. Patients from throughout Newnan, Georgia, and the surrounding area trust their smiles’ appearance, health, and safety to Dr. Sahara. 

An introduction to bonding 

Dental bonding involves enhancing the esthetic appeal of your smile using materials that look and function like your natural tooth enamel. This is a technique-specific procedure. Commonly, we use a pliable material called composite resin for bonding procedures, which is applied directly to the teeth. Dentists take the resin and sculpt it precisely to address each patient’s unique needs for cosmetic improvement. 

Conditions well-suited to bonding include: 

  • Small cracks
  • Chips 
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Shape and size irregularities
  • Stubborn discoloration 

Dental bonding is not a substitute for restorative procedures, such as orthodontic treatment for misalignment and bite issues and dental restorations for enamel erosion and tooth decay. Patients who are good candidates for dental bonding must have healthy teeth and gums. After Dr. Sahara has contoured the resin perfectly, she hardens it and secures a strong bond between the dental material and the natural tooth. We can discuss ways to keep teeth treated with dental bonding healthy and looking as great as the day they were improved with this quick, conservative, and affordable process.

Bonding, also known as “direct veneers”

Bonding is sometimes known as “direct veneers,” as the resin is applied directly to the teeth before being shaped. No tooth enamel is altered or removed to accommodate the bonding material. The process can also be completed in one appointment. 

Let’s discuss the best option for you and your situation! Call (470) 686-6667 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sahara. We look forward to speaking with you!

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