Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and General Dentistry located in Brentwood, TN

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Bonding services offered in Brentwood, TN

If you have minor tooth imperfections you’d like fixed, the experts at Hendricks Dental Specialists in Brentwood, Tennessee, are here to help. The family dentistry and orthodontic specialists offer tooth-colored dental bonding to restore chips, cracks, discoloration, and other dental problems. Call the office to learn more about bonding, or use the online booking feature today.

Bonding Q&A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment available at Hendricks Dental Specialists. It enhances your teeth and smile. Your dentist applies tooth-colored resin to affected teeth to perfect their size, color, shape, and overall appearance without pain or downtime. The Hendricks Dental Specialists team is highly trained in using dental bonding to restore smiles.

Who benefits from dental bonding?

You might be a candidate for dental bonding if you struggle with:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Spaces
  • Small or misshapen teeth
  • Weak teeth
  • Teeth that are asymmetrical
  • Broken teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

Bonding results include teeth that are whiter, brighter, even-toned, and perfectly shaped. Dental bonding is fast and simple, yet offers superior and long-lasting results. It’s one of the most commonly performed procedures in dentistry.

Is dental bonding right for me?

Your Hendricks Dental Specialists provider determines if dental bonding is for you after discussing your symptoms and oral health history. They review your desired results and examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. Your dental provider also takes dental X-rays, if needed, before tailoring your treatment plan.

Sometimes, crowns or dental veneers are a better match for your personalized needs. Bonding is reversible, as it doesn’t require significant tooth enamel removal. 

If you have tooth decay or gum disease, you first have these common oral health issues treated before undergoing dental bonding.

What should I expect during dental bonding?

Your Hendricks Dental Specialists provider allows you to pick out the shade of material used for bonding. They prepare the surface of your tooth by roughing it up and applying conditioning liquid that helps bonding materials adhere to the surface of the teeth.

Your dentist then applies a composite resin material to your tooth, molds and smooths it to a desirable shape, and hardens the material with a special light. Finally, your specialist polishes the treated tooth to make it smooth with a natural-looking shine. Dental bonding takes about 30-60 minutes for each tooth, and the treatment is painless. 

What happens after my treatment?

After dental bonding procedures, you may have temporary minor sensitivity, but you can resume a normal routine immediately afterward.

Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and visit Hendricks Dental Specialists at least every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. Avoid chewing on hard candy, ice, and other hard objects to protect your teeth from damage. 

Dental bonding may last about 3-10 years, depending on how you care for your teeth. After that, periodic touch-ups or replacements offer long-lasting results.

To schedule a consultation at Hendricks Dental Specialists and learn more about dental bonding, call the office or use the online booking feature today.