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Transform your confidence and smile in a single visit with dental bondings in Chandler, AZ

Smiling is an undeniable“superpower,” according to Psychology Today, which noted that a smile can make you look younger and thinner, and even induces more pleasure than chocolate. This is all great news for patients who feel confident about the appearance of their smile. But, if you hide chipped, cracked, stained, or otherwise “imperfect” teeth, you’re missing out on all of the well-being-oriented benefits that accompany an attractive smile.

Here in Chandler, AZ, Aquila Dental sees the transformations our patients undergo every day. Dr. Richard Higgs designs smiles that help people walk a little taller. Dental bondings represent one of the most straightforward and versatile ways to quickly transform your appearance, mood, and overall quality of life.

Dental bonding

Composite resin is a type of dental material. It is prepared in a way to “mimic” natural tooth enamel. The resin is perfectly color-matched to the surrounding teeth. This material may be used to “fill in” areas of decay, or cavities. It can also be used to improve the appearance of many common cosmetic concerns. The pliable resin is placed on a tooth’s prepared surface to disguise conditions such as:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chips
  • Small fractures
  • Deep or very dark discoloration that resists professional teeth bleaching

Additionally, the material is shaped to recontour a tooth or to add “height” to a worn-down or overly short tooth. The idea is to create beautiful balance, uniformity, and symmetry. The “bonding” in the procedure’s name refers to how the material is “bonded” or “fixed” to the natural tooth. In this manner, the resin is securely stabilized to the underlying natural tooth.

Dramatic results, no-hassle process

Many teeth can be improved with dental bonding in a single appointment. Patients also appreciate that the procedure is conservative; no natural tooth structure is altered. The resin may be applied directly to the natural teeth with little more “preparation” than slightly “etching” or abrading the tooth. This step helps the resin to adhere securely to the tooth enamel. Since the procedure is so non-invasive, no anesthesia is necessary. The process isn’t associated with heightened sensitivity or discomfort, because the enamel remains unaltered. Dr. Higgs applies considerable skill, refined partly at the prestigious The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in Alameda, CA, to precisely mold and then to harden, buff, and polish the treated teeth. So, they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

With proper care, your bonded teeth hold up well for years to come. Bonding is also affordable when compared to alternative procedures such as porcelain veneers. We’ll discuss ways to lengthen the lifespan of your veneers, as well as other potential options for treatment, during a consultation. Contact us today to schedule your in-person or virtual meeting.