Why Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic Dental Bonding At JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC Saves Money
We know that keeping your smile looking great is important to you. When discoloration, minor chips or spacing occur, you should not have to deal with a difficult and expensive dental procedure. Here at JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC we provide cosmetic bonding to help solve these small issues that will crop up from time to time without the cost of major procedures.
How Does Cosmetic Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding is a rather simple procedure. First Dr. Shields will clean the area where he will apply the bonding resin. Then he will choose a resin that matches your tooth color. Afterwards he will attach and mold the resin to the shape of the tooth. The resin is applied layer by layer until the area has the desired look. Dr. Shields will then harden the resin using an ultraviolet light. Once the resin has hardened a last step is to make sure that the tooth looks correct. The final step is to polish the tooth.
Resin can stain and is most likely to within the first few hours after treatment. This is why it’s important that you avoid drinking liquids like coffee, tea or red wine. You should also not smoke during this time.
If you have questions about dental bonding please reach out to us at 972-270-7535 or email us.