Ballantyne Center for Dentistry
15105 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite K Charlotte NC 28277 (704) 274-2992

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Dental bonding uses a composite resin material to make cosmetic and restorative changes to teeth. Like making a sculpture the resin is used to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps, reshape, and change the color of teeth. It is an art and requires an artistic eye and experience.

It is among the easiest and cost effective cosmetic dental procedures to have done. Unlike porcelain veneers, which need to be customized to achieve proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. Due to the cost and short time required, many choose dental bonding as a convenient, fast and affordable solution. It is the gateway to dental cosmetics for many.

How is Dental Bonding Done?

A composite resin material is placed on the area of the tooth needing correction. This filling will change teeth imperfections such as stains, small gaps and crooked teeth. Dental bonding covers the tooth, and then bonds it to the existing tooth. It is sculpted and shaped to make it beautiful and pleasing. A high intensity light then hardens the resin, and then it is polished to perfection.

The dental bonding procedure takes about 15-30 minutes per tooth. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. If anesthesia is needed, it’s not uncomfortable. But, if you are a dental phobic, you may want to consider Sedation Dentistry.

Who can benefit from this procedure?

Say goodbye to unattractive teeth and improve your smile with dental bonding. Here are the most common teeth imperfections that this procedure can handle:

  • repair decayed teeth
  • mask chipped or cracked teeth
  • restore broken tooth parts
  • improve the appearance of discolored teeth by making them lighter and brighter
  • closes minor tooth gaps
  • make teeth look longer
  • change the shape of the teeth
  • as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam or mercury fillings

Taking the best care of bonded teeth

It’s important to take care of your bonded teeth, once the procedure is finished. Your tooth bonding will last longer if you take care of it.

  • Always brush your teeth in the morning and evening and visit your dentist consistently.
  • Try not to bite your fingernails and other solid objects.
  • Refrain from using abrasive toothpastes that could diminish the shine on your bonded tooth’s surface making it prone to stains.
  • Avoid substances that stain easily like tea, coffee and cigarette smoke and brush immediately after using them.

Dr. Yaste, Dr. Hufanda, and Dr. Saterlee Restoring smiles with dental bonding

Bring back that great looking smile and restore your confidence with dental bonding. Face the world bravely with a new smile. Life is short to worry about things that can be fixed. If you can do something about it, why wait? Call us now or contact us. Simply relax and let us create a new smile for you!



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