Do you want an easy, effective, and fast solution to improving the appearance of your tooth? If so, Dr. Alan J. White happily provides dental bonding in Staunton, Virginia.
Dental bonding is the process of placing a tooth-colored material onto your tooth to reshape and recreate it. It is a great option that can be considered when:
- You need to repair a decayed tooth
- You need to fix a chipped or broken tooth
- You need to disguise a severely discolored tooth
- You need to close any spaces between your teeth
- You need to make a tooth look longer
- You need to change the shape of a tooth
- You need to protect a portion of a tooth’s root after it has been exposed
The process involved with dental bonding is quick and easy. Your dentist will first choose a color of material that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. Then, he will roughen the surfaces of your tooth and will apply a conditioning liquid to it to help the material bond to the tooth. Your dentist will then apply the resin material to the tooth and will shape and mold it until it is the right shape and size. Next, he will harden the material with a special light and will continue to trim and shape it until it holds the perfect appearance. This entire process generally takes 30 to 60 minutes at our office and will end in your beautiful tooth.
To learn more about dental bonding, call us now!
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.