Our teeth get put to use in countless ways every day. From chewing to supporting our facial structure, teeth play important roles in our daily lives. Unfortunately, because they are used continuously, they are susceptible to damage caused by foods we eat and, at times, a lack of proper care. Chipped, cracked, and damaged teeth can be repaired with dental bonding, a popular cosmetic dentistry service.
As the best cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, Dr. Jason L. Downey is proud to offer dental bonding to his patients. We understand that everyone desires a mouthful of pearly whites, and that attaining this can be difficult, so let us help! Before you contact our Las Vegas dental office to schedule an appointment, let our knowledgeable staff explain the dental bonding procedure and the benefits it can provide.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The dental bonding process begins the same as many other dental services, with a consultation with Dr. Downey. He will discuss your treatment goals and help you select the proper shade so the bonding resin material matches the natural shade of your teeth.
Next, the tooth will need to be prepared by having the surface of the tooth etched so it is rough. A conditioning liquid will then be applied to help the resin material bond correctly. The resin will be applied and smoothed out to match the rest of your teeth. Once applied, the bonding material will need to harden with the help of an ultraviolet light. Finally, Dr. Downey will trim and shape the final product before polishing it to look and feel like a natural tooth.
Over all, the dental bonding procedure will last around half an hour, although if you are having more than one tooth worked on, you may need to schedule more time.
Benefits of Dental Bonding in Las Vegas
While there are a number of other cosmetic dental services, dental bonding is one of the most popular. There are a number of reasons this is and the benefits are far reaching. Some of the benefits of dental bonding are:
- Cost: Compared to other cosmetic dental services, dental bonding is one of the least expensive options.
- Ease: In addition to the low cost, dental bonding is also one of the easiest dental services available. Additionally, treatment time is faster than many other services!
- Appearance: Dental bonding wouldn't be as popular as it is if it didn't help improve the appearance. Dental bonding is especially effective at improving the appearance of your teeth when used in coordination with our teeth whitening service.
Visit our Las Vegas Dental Office Today!
If you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth that are affecting your self-esteem, Jason L. Downey can help. You can contact our Las Vegas dental office online or give us a call at 702.871.4903 to schedule an appointment today!