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8 Dental Bonding Facts You Should Know

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With an assortment of cosmetic dentistry options out there, you should know more about the most affordable cosmetic dentistry solution, dental bonding! Dental bonding can be used to reshape your teeth, hide gaps, repair decayed or fractured teeth, help a discolored tooth and make teeth appear longer. This cost-effective cosmetic dentistry solution is made of tooth-colored composite resin so it will match your smile perfectly. Dr. Headley at KC Smile can help transform your smile with dental bonding at our Overland Park dental office. Read on to find out 11 facts about dental bonding.

Dental Bonding is Customizable

Since dental bonding is completely customizable, Dr. Headley can apply it to your teeth to meet your goals. He will determine the shape, thickness, and color to achieve the perfect cosmetic dentistry results. To find out if dental bonding can help your smile, you will need to go through a short consultation with Dr. Headley so he can let you know if dental bonding will be able to solve your problems. In more severe cases, you may need more costly treatments like porcelain veneers or dental crowns to achieve your results.

Dental Bonding is Comfortable and Quick

Unlike porcelain veneers which take multiple visits to our office to complete and an uncomfortable buffing away of part of your enamel, dental bonding is a quick trip to the dentist that is completed in just one visit. Our Overland Park dentist will not need to shave away any of your teeth or prepare the area in any way. You will simply visit our dental office, undergo the quick procedure without any numbing or medication and then be on your way. There is no discomfort during or after the procedure.

Dental Bonding is Affordable

To be determined based on how much bonding will need to be done, dental bonding is still a very cost-effective cosmetic dentistry option when compared with alternatives like porcelain veneers which can easily range in the tens of thousands to complete. The end results can help you achieve just as much and they are beautiful and look completely natural.

Dental Bonding is Durable

Most think that because it is less expensive that it isn’t as durable as other treatments. With proper care, you can expect your dental bonding results to last for years to come. Our dentist in Overland Park will go over care instructions with you to help you maintain your new beautiful smile. He will definitely instruct you to avoid chewing on hard candies or ice and to receive treatment for teeth grinding, or bruxism if you have it. These habits can break your dental bonding or damage it.

Bonding Can be Used on Adults and Children

Chipped teeth are relatively common in young children as they are more reckless and doing more physical activities than adults. The bonding material can easily be used to treat chipped teeth in children. It’s non-invasive and faster than other restorative dentistry treatments. Almost all patients qualify for dental bonding treatment and adults love that it only takes one appointment to have completed when they are running around a busy schedule.

Dental Bonding is Reversible

Whether you want to commit to porcelain veneers in Overland Park or want to have a trial run by seeing your teeth with some dental bonding, dental bonding is reversible. Many patients will get dental bonding before committing to porcelain veneers or dental crowns to fix their problems. This allows them time to get used to their new teeth appearance and to save up money for the more permanent procedures. No enamel needs to be removed or any prep beforehand so if you need to remove the dental bonding for another procedure or treatment, our dentist can remove it just as easily as it was applied. This is not a lifelong commitment.

The Treatment is Simple

Before this simple procedure, our hygienist will clean the patient’s teeth in order to prep for the treatment. This will ensure we choose the correct bonding shade to match your teeth and so that it will bond perfectly to the teeth. After the bonding solution is applied, we begin shaping it into it’s desired shape so that it looks natural and beautiful. It will quickly harden into place. After it hardens, you can be on your way! It’s important to have a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Headley at KC Smile in Overland Park complete your treatment so that it’s done correctly and looks completely natural. When done incorrectly, patients can walk away with an unnatural appearance whether the shape is done incorrectly, or the color is off a shade. The bonding solution is strong, so it should last for years to come.

Dental Bonding Can Treat a Lot of Problems

To avoid expensive treatments like braces, dental crowns or porcelain veneers, patients can opt for dental bonding treatment instead. This can save time and money in the long run! Some of the different types of problems dental bonding in Overland Park can treat are decayed teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, discolored teeth, make teeth look longer, changing the shape of teeth, filling in gaps in teeth, an alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect the root when it has been exposed due to gum recession.

Patients with a few gaps in their teeth can skip braces and just get dental bonding instead. Patients with a gummy smile can go for dental bonding instead of undergoing gum contouring and dental veneers to make their teeth look longer. It even helps relieve pain in patients who have exposed tooth roots. The possibilities are endless with dental bonding.

Schedule a Dental Bonding Appointment Today

If dental bonding sounds like the right solution for you, get into contact with our Overland Park cosmetic dentists to schedule a consultation and potential treatment appointment. We will evaluate your smile and determine if dental bonding is the right solution for solving your dental issues. We can be reached by calling 913-491-6874 or by filling out our online contact form on our contact page. We look forward to receiving your call and answering any questions you might have.

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