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Dental Bonding

Chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth can detract from an otherwise gorgeous smile. 

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that conceals imperfections with the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material.

Drs. Ruth E. Bailey and Kasey R. Sliger perform bonding at our Knoxville, TN, practice using biomimetic materials for optimal strength.

When Is Dental Bonding Recommended?

Bonding can address a wide range of aesthetic flaws. Our dental team may recommend this procedure to:

Conceal chips and cracks

Alter the shape or size of a tooth

Cover discoloration

Close gaps between the teeth

Replace old amalgam fillings

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

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Fix Tooth Defects with Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can be used to fill cavities or fix a chipped or cracked tooth. Bonding materials are strong and can last for many years with proper care. If your bonding material is chipping, Drs. Ruth Bailey and Kasey Sliger can determine the cause of this issue and develop a custom plan for treatment.

What to Expect during Your Bonding Appointment

During your consultation at our Knoxville, TN, dental office, we will spend as much time as you need explaining the procedure and showing you photographs of previous patients and their results. We will have you point out areas of your smile that make you feel self-conscious so that we can design a treatment that meets your unique needs. Once you are happy with your proposed treatment plan, we will get started.

Preparing the Tooth

Little preparation is needed for bonding treatment. Your dentist will choose a shade of resin material that closely matches your natural enamel. Next, the surface of the tooth is roughened. This helps the material adhere to the tooth.

Applying the Composite Resin

One of our dentists then applies the tooth-colored composite resin to the affected tooth. This material is flexible and can be molded into the desired shape. Using this material, our dentists will conceal any cosmetic imperfections and bring balance to the smile.

Curing the Material

Once the resin has been applied, it is hardened with a special dental curing light. Next, any excess material is removed and the tooth is shaped and smoothed. Finally, the tooth is polished to a natural-looking shine so it blends in with your smile.

Biomimetic Materials for Optimal Strength

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville, our doctors use only the highest-quality materials available. For cosmetic bonding, we use a biomimetic approach to enhance the teeth using minimally invasive processes and natural-looking materials. The two primary biomimetic dentistry materials used at our practice are Kuraray and OMNICHROMA. These materials produce a bond that is 400 percent stronger than conventional dental bonding materials. OMNICHROMA also picks up the color of the surrounding tooth structure, so patients can undergo teeth whitening and the color will still match.

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My husband and I had such a great first time experience at Ruth E. Bailey D.D.S office! Everyone was super friendly, the office was so clean, and we spent so much time with the Dentist. We are excited to have their group as our new dentist! Very glad we made the switch.

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Dr. Bailey and all of her staff are very kind, caring, attentive, and professional. I have already recommended Dr. Bailey to several people as her and her staff have made my two experiences there so far very pleasant! I highly recommend if you are looking for an excellent dentist.

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Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville

For over 30 years, the team of compassionate professionals at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville has provided families in the greater Knoxville area with beautiful smiles through biomimetic dentistry. Our dentists are members of a number of national affiliations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentists

To schedule an appointment at our Knoxville, TN, dentistry practice, contact us online or call (865) 588-1294.

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