Dental Bonding: Benefits and Uses
Do minor cosmetic blemishes leave you hesitant to smile? If your teeth have small chips, gaps, or patches of discoloration, Dr. Todd Fincher can address these cosmetic problems with dental bonding. The tooth-colored resin restores teeth through an affordable and convenient treatment at our Greenwood, MS, dental practice. Dr. Fincher uses advanced in-office technology to plan and perform procedures, and our office accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. Dr. Fincher regularly serves patients in nearby Greenville and Columbus.
What Can Dental Bonding Do for Me?
Dental bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments we offer. Bonding is made from tooth-colored composite resin. The material closely matches the shine and luster of tooth enamel. In the hands of Dr. Fincher, who has been in private practice since 1986, bonding can be artfully molded over the tooth to address a wide range of cosmetic issues. Many of our Greenwood patients seek dental bonding to address:
- Misshaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Discolored enamel
- Minor tooth root exposure
Bonding may not be an ideal treatment for misaligned teeth, severely discolored teeth, or other significant cosmetic issues. Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Fincher may recommend an alternative cosmetic procedure, such as:
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Dental crowns
While there are many advantages to choosing dental bonding, the composite resin will not last as long as veneers or crowns. Patients should be willing to have their bonding replaced at our office every several years.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a popular treatment option at our Greenwood office. Our patients often select dental bonding since the treatment:
- Can be shade-matched to a patient’s smile
- Is non-invasive and reversible
- Can address a wide range of cosmetic issues
- Does not require a recovery period
- Rarely causes side effects
- Is highly affordable
- Can be completed in 30 minutes to one hour
- Does not require removal of natural tooth structure
Dr. Fincher can complete your dental bonding procedure in well under one hour at our dental practice. First, your tooth or teeth will need to be thoroughly cleaned. Before the dental bonding is applied, a special etching liquid may be used to prepare your tooth to receive the bonding. The bonding material will be shade-matched to blend with your other teeth.
Many patients in and around Greenwood trust Dr. Todd Fincher to restore aesthetics and symmetry to their smile.
Once Dr. Fincher is satisfied with the color of the bonding, he will artfully apply the material to reshape your tooth as needed. Then, a special light will be used to harden the material. Any minor adjustments to the shape of your tooth will be made at that time. If patients avoid biting hard objects, maintain good oral hygiene habits, and visit our office twice a year for cleanings and exams, they can extend the life of their dental bonding.
Schedule Your Dental Bonding Treatment Today
Dental bonding is a great treatment option that can address a wide range of cosmetic blemishes. Many patients in and around Greenwood trust Dr. Todd Fincher to restore aesthetics and symmetry to their smile. To schedule your cosmetic treatment consultation, contact our office online or talk to a member of our staff by calling (662) 595-4300.