Dental Bonding in Cullman, AL

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure where the dentist fixes small flaws in your tooth using a tooth-colored dental paste known as “dental composite.” The paste is applied to your tooth, molded into the right shape and hardened using a special light. Several layers of dental composite are applied in this way until your tooth has been restored.

Dr. Bartlett is very experienced in dental bonding. She uses high-quality Cosmedent® dental composite, which is stain-resistant and can be easily polished for glossy, lifelike results. She takes care to get the details right, making a study model of your teeth to plan out the procedure before your appointment.

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What Conditions Can Dental Bonding Fix?

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To whiten discolored teeth
  • To close gaps between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To make teeth look bigger
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
  • To repair mild to moderately decayed teeth (dental composite is also used to fill cavities, as a more aesthetically appealing alternative to amalgam fillings)

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

Second opinion

Come see us for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation and find out how you can get the smile you’ve always wanted. We will let you know what your options are at no charge. You will receive:

  • Oral exam
  • Photos of your smile for smile evaluation
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss your smile goals
  • Find out about your treatment options
  • Get all your questions answered

Call 256-841-7222 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can be a good option for correcting minor flaws and defects in your teeth.

Dental bonding is relatively easy and quick, and it is a less expensive procedure compared to veneers and crowns. The procedure often requires little to no anesthesia and can be very useful in certain cases where veneers are not an option. Dr. Bartlett has also found dental bonding useful for closing small gaps that sometimes remain between teeth after orthodontic treatment.

However, the results you can achieve with dental bonding are not as strong and stable as those you will get with veneers. Veneers are very durable and long-lasting. Dental bonding will last two to three years and is often better suited as a temporary solution until veneers can be placed.

Our Dental Bonding Procedure

Dr. Bartlett will start with an oral examination and smile consultation to find out your goals for your smile. She will determine if dental bonding is suitable for your circumstances. She can also let you know about any other treatment options that would achieve the results you are looking for, including the pros and cons of each option.

Before proceeding with dental bonding, Dr. Bartlett may take impressions of your mouth and make a study model of your smile. She will add small bits of wax to the model to simulate how your dental bonding procedure will change the shape of your teeth.

Dr. Bartlett will then have you come in so she can perform the actual dental bonding procedure on your teeth. She has a great eye for aesthetics and will make sure that the results are natural-looking and enhance your features.

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Real Patient Story

“All my treatments have been first class and look great.” 

“A friend told me about Dr. Bartlett and I have not been disappointed. My experience at Dental Arts has been wonderful.

“My teeth were not in great shape. Medications had discolored them and my fillings were coming out. All my treatments have been first class and look great—my teeth look so much better, I get compliments on them all the time.

“Dr. Bartlett and the staff are professional, caring and very friendly. They help you any way they can, and I would recommend Dental Arts to everyone who needs a dental implant.”


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