When you have a specific, nagging issue that keeps you from smiling and ultimately impacts your quality of life, dental bonding performed by Nashville cosmetic dentist Dr. Forbes may be an ideal solution. Dental bonding can correct many common complaints people have about their smiles, and it is a quick and cost-effective solution.

To explore whether dental bonding may be right for you, contact our Nashville dentist’s office online or by telephone at (615) 383-6787.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

In this dental restoration treatment, bonding material is used to create a tight, durable seal at the molecular level. As part of the bonding process, an acrylic composite, which begins as a thick but shapeable paste, is layered onto the tooth enamel. This composite is then sculpted and shaped. Once Dr. Forbes achieves the desired shape, the composite is hardened using a curing light. In situations where a thick application of dental bonding is needed, Dr. Forbes will apply it in several layers to ensure it cures properly.

One of the benefits of dental bonding is that it may be the least invasive solution to your smile challenges because it can be applied directly to your teeth after nothing more than a slight roughing of the surface. It is also very convenient because the treatment can be done in a single office visit. Finally, many people like the low cost of dental bonding compared to other cosmetic treatments.

Dental bonding can be an effective solution for:

  • Worn down or misshapen teeth
  • Chipped or crooked teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Discolored teeth enamel
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven teeth

During your initial consultation with Dr. Forbes, not only will our cosmetic dentist survey the health of your teeth, mouth and gums, he also will talk honestly with you about your cosmetic dentistry goals and your overall physical health.

Alternatives to Dental Bonding

Sometimes Dr. Forbes and his patients come to the conclusion that another cosmetic dental treatment would be more effective for improving their smile than dental bonding. Patients who steer away from this particular procedure often do so because it may not be as lasting as other cosmetic dentistry solutions.

Patients who determine that dental bonding is not right for them frequently enlist one of these services to address their smile problems:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Orthodontics

We might recommend porcelain veneers, for example, to someone who is looking to get the longer-lasting and more attractive results. Dental crowns can be just as pretty as veneers, but help when there are structural concerns that veneers can’t address.

Orthodontics is most often recommended if a tooth gap is not the only problem with the bite or the alignment of the teeth.

The single best way to determine whether dental bonding is an appropriate smile-care solution for you is to have a frank conversation with Nashville cosmetic dentist Dr. Forbes. For an appointment, contact our office online or call us directly at (615) 383-6787.