Restore Your Smile
Dental Bonding in Charlotte
If you are self-conscious about your teeth, we offer cosmetic dentistry in Charlotte to help you put your best smile forward. Dental bonding from Dr. Dan at Horizon Dental offers a solution for many cosmetic imperfections and can drastically enhance your self esteem. This cosmetic treatment is fast, affordable, and offers incredible results. It’s also completely non-invasive! Call us today to get more details and schedule your consultation.
What do I do
if I chip a tooth?
If you chip a tooth, the first thing you should do is grab your phone and call Horizon Dental at (980) 389-6753 to schedule an emergency appointment. Whether your tooth was chipped due to an oral injury or while eating, this is a serious oral health emergency.
If left untreated, a chipped tooth is more susceptible to further damage such as tooth decay and tooth infection. Obviously, a chipped tooth will also be very prominent when you smile or laugh, so you’ll also feel more self-conscious about your smile.
If the chip is not very deep and is mostly a cosmetic issue, Dr. Dan may recommend dental bonding or a porcelain veneer. However, if the chip is very deep or the tooth is cracked, you may need a treatment such as a dental crown or even a root canal may be necessary.
What to Expect
The Dental Bonding Process
The dental bonding process is fast and non-invasive, and usually takes only about 30-60 minutes per tooth. To begin the procedure, Dr. Dan will clean your mouth and apply a special solution to ensure that the resin has a strong hold on your tooth.
Then, he will choose a resin that matches your surrounding teeth perfectly and apply it directly to your tooth. The resin will then be sculpted and molded into the proper overall shape. A UV light will be used to harden the resin and the tooth will then be touched up to ensure that it looks completely natural. Finally, Dr. Dan will buff and polish the tooth to complete the procedure.
understanding the basics
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses dental resin to correct minor cosmetic imperfections with your teeth. This material is similar to the tooth-colored resin used for dental fillings.
After preparing your tooth by roughening it slightly with a mild acid solution, Dr. Dan will apply this resin directly to your tooth. Then, he will use special tools to shape and sculpt the bonding material until it looks just like a part of your natural tooth. Then, the composite material will be hardened using a UV light. Finally, your bite will be checked and any necessary final adjustments will be made to your new tooth.
The entire process of dental bonding typically takes 30-60 minutes per tooth, so many patients choose to have multiple teeth treated in a single appointment. The procedure also involves no drilling or removal of your enamel, so there’s no need for any numbing shots.
It’s also a good option for cosmetic dentistry if you’re on a tight budget, since bonding is typically a lot less expensive than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers. Get in touch with Horizon Dental for a consultation with Dr. Dan, and start exploring your options for cosmetic dentistry today.
The Benefits of
- This treatment is totally non-invasive and it requires no removal of your natural enamel, unlike veneers. Most patients do not even need to have their mouths numbed for this procedure.
- Dental bonding is a very efficient cosmetic method. It only takes a single appointment to restore a tooth with bonding, and many patients choose to have multiple teeth bonded in a single visit.
- Bonding is quite durable. With proper care, your bonded tooth can easily last up to a decade, so you’ll be able to smile brightly for years to come.
- This treatment is also very affordable, so it’s a good option if you want to restore your smile on a budget.
is dental bonding
A permanent solution?
Dental bonding is not permanent, but it does last a long time. You can expect your tooth to last anywhere from 5-10 years after it’s been bonded. And if the bonding material ever breaks or cracks, it’s easy to replace it and restore your smile.
To care for your newly-bonded tooth, make sure you brush and floss properly, and visit Horizon Dental every six months for an appointment with Dr. Dan so that he can make sure your smile is healthy.
Call Us to learn More
SChedule Your Cosmetic Consultation
At Horizon Dental, Dr. Dan specializes in cosmetic dentistry. Contact us now for a cosmetic consultation, and he will be happy to discuss all of your options for cosmetic treatment, including dental bonding. Just give us a call at (980) 389-6753 to get started, or stop by our office at 13425 Hoover Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273 to schedule your appointment.