Dental Bonding in Atlanta

Restore Your Smile & Confidence

Not happy with your smile in Atlanta? Interested in an affordable and fast treatment that will provide you with excellent cosmetic results? Dental bonding from the doctors at Goldstein Garber & Salama is the right choice. Contact us now to schedule an appointment in Atlanta right away, and start exploring the possibilities offered by cosmetic dentistry.

How Is Composite Bonding Done?

initial consultation

To begin, you’ll come and see one of the doctors at Goldstein Garber & Salama to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options. They will help you learn more about dental bonding and your other options for cosmetic care, and ensure you make the right choice for your unique situation.

preparing your teeth

Typically, you’ll schedule a separate appointment for your procedure. To begin this appointment, your dentist will clean your teeth. Numbing is not needed, since bonding is non-invasive. Your dentist will apply a special acid to the teeth. This acid is harmless, but slightly roughens the enamel. This allows the bonding material to attach to it tightly, prolonging its lifespan and your results.

Applying bonding material

Your dentist will choose a tooth-colored composite material that matches your smile perfectly. Then, they will apply it layer by layer, using tools to sculpt, shape, and harden it as they build up the structure of your tooth. 

final trimming & polishing

Once the overall tooth shape is right, the bonded tooth will be trimmed, refined, and polished to ensure a natural and lifelike appearance, and to integrate it into your bite. Once this is done, your procedure is complete. It takes 30-60 minutes to bond each tooth, so many patients have multiple teeth treated in a single consultation at Goldstein Garber & Salama.

What Is Cosmetic Contouring? 

Cosmetic contouring, also called “enameloplasty,” is often used alongside dental bonding. In this procedure, a special buffing tool is used to gently remove a small amount of enamel from some of your teeth, improving your smile’s appearance.
This treatment may be used for uneven teeth, to eliminate tiny chips in the teeth, or to improve the shape of a pointed tooth. Only a very small amount of enamel is removed, so this procedure is not uncomfortable and it will not negatively affect your oral health in any way.

Aftercare Instructions For Bonding & Contouring

Oral Hygiene Precautions

First, make sure to continue to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss once per day, and use mouthwash as desired to keep your mouth healthy. You should also come and see your dentist at Goldstein Garber & Salama every six months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning.

Care when eating

You can eat normally. However, we recommend that you avoid biting into really hard foods with your bonded teeth. Things like almonds, popcorn kernels, and ice should be chewed with your rear teeth. Biting them with your bonded teeth can wear them down and increase the risk of breakage or loosening the bonding material.

Avoiding damage

Your teeth are meant for chewing. They’re not meant to do things like open packages and bottles, tear tape, or for any other such purposes. You also should not bite or chew non-food objects like your fingernails, pencils, or pens.