Trusted Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Lafayette, LA
Dental bonding is a conservative restorative dentistry technique that allows Dr. Fontenot to repair a slightly chipped, crooked teeth or discolored teeth. With a dental bonding procedure, a filling is placed onto your tooth and ‘bonds’ with that tooth, closely matching the appearance of the surrounding teeth. This protective layer can help improve the look and longevity of individual teeth.
Dr. Fontenot also uses dental bonding for filling teeth. A lot of patients prefer bonded fillings because the white filling is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. These types of fillings can be used on the front & back of the teeth as needed to control decay and improve the appearance of teeth.
The main advantage of bonding over other cosmetic dentistry techniques is that it’s far less expensive. It also usually can be completed in one visit to Dr. Fontenot’s Lafayette dental office.
Other uses of dental binding include:
- Repair tooth decay (composite resins fill cavities).
- To match a discolored tooth to the surrounding teeth color.
- To close gaps in teeth.
- To change the shape of teeth.
- To make teeth appear longer.
- Repair of cracked or chipped teeth.
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings.
- To protect the tooth’s root where gums may have receded.
Patients should be aware of the potential staining and accidental breakage risks that bonding carries over other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as porcelain veneers, crowns & implants. Fortunately, being a cheaper option, repairing a broken bonded tooth is not as expensive or time consuming as other techniques.
To learn more about dental bonding and other cosmetic dentistry choices, call Dr. Fontenot’s dental office today in Lafayette, LA.