Dental bonding is a quick and cost-effective way to correct a variety of minor dental flaws, such as chips, gaps, and discoloration. The minimally invasive bonding process uses a strong, tooth-colored composite resin material to alter the color, shape, and size of a tooth for a more aesthetically-pleasing smile.

For patients in search of a quick transformation, tooth bonding can be achieved in a single appointment with your dentist. At Dr. Linger’s dental office in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Linger offers professional dental bonding services. To see some examples of Dr. Linger’s bonding, click here.

Issues that Dental Bonding Can Fix

Dental bonding is an effective treatment option for patients who value speed, affordability, and instant results. Bonding can be used to correct the following issues:

  • Fill a small gap between two teeth
  • Repair minor cracks or chips
  • Alter the shape of a tooth
  • Protect a tooth that has suffered from receding gums
  • Repair a decayed tooth with a natural-looking filling
  • Make a tooth appear longer
  • Improve the appearance of a stained or discolored tooth

How Bonding Material is Applied

Dr. Linger’s Method ™ of Dentistry uses Microscope Enhanced Dental bonding to create a life changing smile transformation. The procedure is comfortable, and can often be performed without anesthetic. To ensure that the bonding material blends effortlessly with your tooth, your dentist will carefully choose a color that matches your natural tooth shade.

To prepare the tooth for bonding, the surface of the tooth is roughened. This process helps the bonding material better adhere to the tooth. Next, a small amount of resin is applied to the tooth, and then molded to achieve a desirable size and shape. Once the tooth has taken its desired look, the resin is hardened using a special LED light.

Primary Advantages of Dental Bonding

There are numerous advantages to undergoing dental bonding. Some of these benefits include:

  • Completion in one visit.
  • More affordable than crowns, veneers, and other alternative options
  • Minimal tooth enamel needs to be removed
  • Anesthesia is often not required
  • Ability to repair a wide range of dental problems

Caring for your dental bonding is a cinch. Simply brush, floss, and rinse like you normally would to keep the composite resin clean and white. It’s also important to continue regular dental visits so that your dentist can keep an eye on the bonded areas. For more information about dental bonding, contact us today.


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