What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

By Phillip S. Tully III DMD
September 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   bonding  

Dental bonding is an affordable, minimally invasive treatment for minor cosmetic problems like small chips, cracks, spacing problems dental bondingand surface stains and discolorations. Dental bonding is versatile enough to treat a range of common cosmetic and general dentistry problems, like improving the appearance of the teeth from stains or helping to protect exposed roots from gum recession.

Bonding and Cosmetic Dentistry in Columbus, GA

If you have been putting off making necessary improvements and repairs to your smile, bonding may be a good solution. In as little as a 30 minute appointment, Columbus, GA dentist, Dr. Phillip Tully III, can fix small chips and cracks, close gaps between the teeth or make a tooth longer to improve alignment and symmetry. Bonding can also be used to treat stains and discolorations (certain types of stains are immune to tooth whitening treatments like bleaches and gels).

Bonding is made of a translucent material known as composite resin, which perfectly matches the surface of a natural tooth. Although it is generally considered a temporary treatment for minor cosmetic imperfections, bonding can last for several years and can also be used as an alternative to dental fillings or to seal a tooth after a root canal treatment. The results are similar to porcelain veneers and can help to quickly and affordably improve damaged teeth in a single appointment. Dental bonding makes it possible to fix sudden and longstanding cosmetic dental problems in less time than it takes to get a haircut.

Find a Dentist in Columbus, GA

Improving your smile does not have to involve a major time and financial investment. Many problems can be corrected with a short visit to the dentist. For more information on the benefits of dental bonding and other cosmetic options to fix damaged teeth, contact the office of Dr. Tully in Columbus, GA by calling (706) 323-6491 to request an appointment today.