Dental Bonding in Dothan

What is Dental Bonding?

before and after dental bonding

Before and after dental bonding.

Dental bonding is a safe, tooth-colored composite resin that can be applied to the teeth for minor cosmetic enhancements. It is also used to correct small structural imperfections. Dental bonding can be used to repair gapped or chipped teeth, teeth with rough, uneven surfaces, and to whiten dark spots that haven’t responded to bleaching.

Bonding can be a good option when you are simply looking for an economical quick-fix. The procedure can be done in one visit and generally requires little to no tooth preparation, depending on the circumstances.

Dr. Field is skilled in dental bonding and he will improve the appearance of your teeth in a comfortable, minimally invasive procedure.

What Conditions Can Dental Bonding Fix?

bondingDental bonding can be an acceptable choice in the following circumstances:

  • To diminish gaps between teeth
  • To repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • To improve the shape of teeth
  • To make teeth look larger
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To whiten teeth that haven’t responded to whitening
  • To cover and protect exposed tooth roots when gums have receded
  • To fill cavities in visible areas where an aesthetic look is desired

Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

There are a number of factors to consider when trying to decide whether to go with dental bonding or veneers.

Bonding is a less expensive alternative to veneers but the results will not last as long. For that reason, Dr. Field takes the age of the patient into account before recommending dental bonding. Dental bonding can be expected to last for a few years only, and is best thought of as a temporary solution until veneers can be placed.

Dental bonding normally requires no anesthesia and very little preparation beforehand, and it offers fast results. Patients who are not candidates for veneers, due to various factors, can enjoy the cosmetic benefits of bonding. However, dental bonding is subject to staining and doesn’t respond well to polishing or whitening, so extra care must be exercised to avoid stains.

Veneers are considered a more ideal, economical choice in the long run. Dr. Field has received many hours of specialty training in cosmetic dentistry, and uses advanced equipment to design and place natural-looking, long-lasting porcelain veneers. Our high-quality porcelain veneers are so durable they can last for 10-20 years, and they will retain their luster and brightness as long as regular dental cleanings and proper at-home hygiene care are maintained.

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

Dr. Field with patientIf you would like to know what options Dr. Field recommends in your case, come in and see him for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation. Your visit will include:

  • Visual oral exam
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss your smile goals
  • Learn about treatment options
  • Get all your questions answered

To make an appointment, call 334‑781‑4946 or click here to request an appointment online.