Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center

Harry Ashitey, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Corinth, TX

Dental bonding can help create the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. At Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center in Corinth, Texas, Harry Ashitey, DDS, offers dental bonding as an easy, affordable way to transform your smile. To learn more about how these bonds can improve the appearance of chipped, discolored, or gapped teeth, call the office or schedule your appointment online.

Bonds Q & A

What are dental bonds?

Dental bonding is a procedure that Dr. Ashitey and his team use to affix specialized dental resin to your teeth to transform their shape, color, and overall appearance. It’s an ideal cosmetic solution that Dr. Ashitey is able to apply in just a single visit, making it perfect for busy patients who want a fast way to improve the appearance of their smile. 

Who gets dental bonding?

Because dental bonding is both quick and affordable, it’s ideal for anyone who wants to transform the appearance of their smile. Bonding is an extremely effective way to correct:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Teeth that are too short
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Some cavities

How does dental bonding work?

Part of the draw of dental bonding is that it can be completed in a single visit to Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center. And that appointment usually only takes an hour or less. 

During your appointment, Dr. Ashitey chooses the resin color that will perfectly match your surrounding teeth. Then, he slightly etches the surface of your tooth and applies a special conditioner to give the resin a surface to which it can more easily adhere. 

Once your tooth is ready, Dr. Ashitey applies the resin and shapes it to give you a perfect looking tooth. He smoothes and polishes the resin and — once it’s shaped — uses a specialized light to cure it, hardening the dental bond in place. 

How long do dental bonds last?

Dental bonds can last several years if they’re properly maintained. It’s important to avoid any food or drinks that could stain your resin for the first 48 hours. After that, you can eat or drink normally but should still avoid staining food and drinks to lengthen the lifespan of your dental bond. 

While the resin is designed to be sturdy on the surface of your tooth, it’s not as hard as your tooth’s natural enamel. Avoid anything that could chip the dental bond, including biting your nails, eating ice, chewing on pens, or opening things with your teeth. 

If you’re ready to transform your smile, call Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center or book your dental bonding appointment online.