For a fabulous smile with the healthiest teeth possible, consider dental bonding and white fillings to correct minor issues with your teeth. At Fabulous Smiles of Atlanta, cosmetic dentist Danielle Greene, DDS, offers these high-quality, professional services to help you achieve a glowing smile that you’ll be proud to flash. Call the office at (404) 758-0770 or book online to learn more about bonding and white filling options.
Bonding / White Fillings Q & A
What is dental bonding?
If you have smile issues or dental damage that inhibits your ability to speak or chew, dental bonding is an option. In just one visit, Dr. Greene applies a tooth-colored composite resin to repair irregular teeth. Bonding is a quick, simple alternative to veneers.
What types of issues can dental bonding address?
Dental bonding corrects a number of minor tooth irregularities that interfere with your smile. These include:
- Chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Space between teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Bonding can also offer protection to roots that are exposed as a result of receding gums lines. Consult with Dr. Greene to determine if dental bonding is the right procedure for your smile concerns.
What are white fillings?
Traditional fillings made of metal can make your smile look unnatural. Bonding can replace older or outdated amalgam fillings or serve as new fillings. The bonding is a “white” filling, so it fits naturally into your smile and still protects the tooth beneath.
What should I expect during a dental bonding procedure?
Dr. Greene carefully chooses the shade of composite resin to match your existing smile. She prepares the surface of your tooth so it can hold the bond. This involves etching the surface to make it a little rough. She applies the resin to the tooth, which is hardened with the use of an ultraviolet or laser light. Once the bonding is dry, Dr. Greene polishes and shapes the tooth to match the size and appearance of surrounding teeth and to match your bite.
The procedure is quick and painless. In most cases, no anesthesia is required.
What are the benefits of dental bonding?
Dental bonding restores the health of your teeth and gives you an attractive smile. The procedure is safe, effective, and affordable.
With good at-home hygiene and regular professional cleanings, your bonding can last between seven to 11 years. You can repeat the process after this point to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.