There are so many advantages associated with dental bonding that it not surprising it has become one of the most requested cosmetic procedures at 5 Mile Smiles. Over the years, Dr. Jason Keefe has improved the appearance of countless mouths with this easy, effective treatment. Here, he explains why dental bonding is such a hit with his patients:
It Is Versatile
It is remarkable just how many functions bonding can serve. Dr. Keefe has used dental bonding to:
- Repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Lengthen short teeth
- Decrease the size of gaps between your teeth
- Change the shade of discolored teeth
- Fill cavities
- Protect your tooth roots that are vulnerable from receding gums
Whatever aesthetic complaints you may have about your teeth, there is a strong chance that Dr. Keefe can use bonding resin to achieve your desired transformation.
It Works Quickly
While many cosmetic improvements require several hours spread out over multiple appointments, Dr. Keefe can complete your dental bonding in a single appointment, usually in under an hour. Specifically, he takes resin, a strong plastic material in putty form, and then sculpts it over the targeted parts of your teeth. Once the putty is in place, Dr. Keefe shines an ultraviolet light on the resin, which instantly hardens it. Now that the bonding is secured, Dr. Keefe smooths out and polishes the resin so that it looks completely natural in your mouth.
It Is Painless
The main reason patients shy away from dental patients is the pain factor. Fortunately, discomfort is not a part of dental bonding. Because bonding is conducted entirely on the surface of the teeth, you do not need to worry about drilling, blood or medication.
It Is Affordable
Compared to other procedures that tackle similar problems, dental bonding is almost always the least expensive option. Because the procedure is less involved and the material is minimal, it is possible to make significant visual improvements to your teeth without breaking the bank. If cost is a factor for you, you should absolutely discuss bonding with Dr. Keefe.
It Is Reversable
While many cosmetic procedures like dental implants and veneers involve permanently altering your teeth, bonding simply molds atop your teeth. Once the resin comes off, your teeth should appear just as they did prior to dental bonding. Many patients like knowing that they can later choose not to maintain bonding, whereas veneers are something they are committing to getting every 10-20 years after their teeth have been shaved down.
If you are eager to see the kind of changes dental bonding can achieve for your own teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Keefe by calling (509) 326-2621.