Cosmetic Dental Bonding in El Dorado: What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic Dental Bonding in El Dorado Area

Do you wish you could enhance your smile but think that you can only accomplish that with expensive dental procedures that take years to complete? Most people are under this misconception. The truth is many people can improve their smiles through simple techniques. At the dental offices of Dr. Paul Burns, serving El Dorado AR, we want to provide you with all the information you need so you can make the best dental choices. Keep reading to find out what you should know about cosmetic dental bonding.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Tooth bonding is a procedure that uses a composite resin application, which is custom tinted to match your teeth. This application can help to correct problems such as

  • Teeth gaps
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth

In addition to these, tooth bonding can also help protect teeth when the gum line is receding.

Patients find teeth bonding to be a great alternative to veneers. Tooth bonding is less expensive and less invasive than veneers.

What to Expect During The Procedure

Cosmetic dental bonding can generally be completed in one office visit. You will arrive at Dr. Paul Burns’s office with your teeth clean and flossed. The resin will be prepared the day of your procedure to make sure the colors match your natural teeth’ color.

If the teeth need smoothing down, local anesthesia will be administered to make you more comfortable. During surface repairs, this will not be necessary.

The dentist will roughen up the surface of the tooth to make the resin stick better. After this, the resin will be applied and molded to correct the issues you are hoping to fix. The resin will then be set using a special light. Last, of all, the resin will be smoothed and trimmed until it matches your other teeth.

How to Care for Bonded Teeth

If you feel any tooth or gum sensitivity, you can use over-the-counter pain medicine. Your bonded teeth will require the same care as your regular teeth, floss once a day and brush twice a day.

Please call Dr. Paul Burns‘ dental offices serving El Dorado, AR, for more about our services. Call (870) 686-4232 or visit our office at 105 West, Fifth Street today.

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Dr. Paul Burns of Paul Burns DDS, W. Fifth St., El Dorado, AR

Dr. Paul Burns is an experienced, well-respected dentist currently serving patients in and around El Dorado, AR. Originally an El Dorado resident himself, Dr. Burns attended SAU and the Universi-ty of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, receiving a Doctoral of Dental Surgery Degree in 1990. He practiced for 27 years in St. Louis before returning to El Dorado to bring his philosophy of patient-centric, conservative dental care to patients in his hometown. A member of many reputa-ble dental boards, Dr. Burns offers extensive general, cosmetic and restorative services to enhance the natural beauty of his patients’ smiles.