What You Should Know About Dental Bonding

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Do you ever feel ashamed of your smile? Do you yearn for a radiant, attractive smile that you can be proud of? If your teeth have minor aesthetic flaws, consider asking Dr. Tim Woodruff about dental bonding in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored, composite resin material to repair a tooth that is damaged or that has aesthetic flaws.

Am I a candidate?
The bonding material is porous, so it is susceptible to staining. If you drink coffee often or are a smoker, dental bonding may not be the cosmetic treatment for you. Also, dental bonding isn’t as strong as natural teeth. If you have a tendency to bite your nails or pens, or to chew ice, dental bonding may not be the best choice for you.

What should I expect?
When you come to Woodruff Family Dental for dental bonding, our dentist will use a solution to roughen the teeth. This allows for ideal bonding to take place. A shade of bonding material is selected that either matches that of your natural teeth or that lightens the appearance of your teeth. The material is then applied to the teeth and shaped and sculpted for an aesthetic result. Then a special light is used to harden the material in place.

We invite you to contact our dental office at 870-972-8190 today to learn more and to book your next visit.