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Dental Bonding in Atlanta, GA
At Creative Dentistry of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, we offer dental bonding to patients with chipped or cracked teeth. Dental bonding is the application of composite resin to repair damaged teeth and make them look whole again. It’s incredibly simple yet very effective at restoring people’s smiles and making them look the way they used to before the damage.
You won’t be here at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta for long as these procedures take about half an hour. You’ll go home the same day and won’t have to come in for another visit unless we’re bonding several teeth.
Dental bonding is a great way to fix structurally damaged teeth. It’s simple and is one of the least expensive dental procedures. Composite resin is applied to teeth and fixated using ultraviolet light. The composite resin we use is based on the color of the rest of your teeth, so it doesn’t stand out when you smile.
After we apply the resin, we’ll shape it, so it looks natural and doesn’t affect your bite. It’s a painless procedure, and we won’t even need to use local anesthesia. It’s only used if the affected tooth has ongoing decay that needs to be dealt with before bonding.
To repair a damaged tooth, we can apply a crown or a veneer. A crown fits over a tooth to cover it and provide it with extra strength. Veneers are thin shells that are applied to the front surfaces of teeth for a better cosmetic look.
Dental bonding is less invasive than crowns and veneers as less work will be done to the tooth. It’s also cheaper and takes less time to do. If a tooth is badly damaged, removing it and replacing it with an artificial tooth would be a reasonable approach.
We have several restorative options available like implants, bridges, and dentures. Implants are considered the best restorative procedures right now. They involve placing a screw in the jawbone then applying an artificial tooth to the screw. They’re very durable, look like natural teeth, and should last a lifetime as long as they’re taken care of properly.