Your smile has so much to do with the first impressions you give. Why not make it a memorable one? Dr. Douglas Pohl has spent more than 30 years helping people of all ages enhance their smiles at his practice in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Are you dissatisfied with small imperfections your smile? Dental bonding is a fast, affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment that can have your smile looking healthy, symmetrical, and dazzling in just one appointment.
How Dental Bonding Treatment Works
Sometimes, our teeth may look unattractive due to a wide range of issues. You might have a minor chip or a stain that will not respond to whitening, for instance. In these cases, dental bonding could be the best solution to give you a Hollywood smile in just one office visit.
During all dental bonding procedures, Dr. Pohl applies an appropriately colored composite resin to the teeth. After the resin hardens, he carefully shapes and polishes it to look completely natural. The process usually takes under an hour per tooth and can last for many years.
Dental bonding is a fast, affordable treatment that can have your smile looking healthy, symmetrical, and dazzling in just one appointment.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
When minor flaws cause major feelings of self-consciousness, many turn to bonding for:
- Instant results: Often in just one appointment, bonding can give you a stunning new smile. When you walk out of Dr. Pohl’s dental office, you will be able to smile confidently. The one exception would be if you are having several teeth bonded. In this case, you may need more than one appointment.
- Cost-effective treatment: Dental bonding costs less than having porcelain veneers created and placed. In many cases, bonding can be an affordable way to test the waters and decide if you would eventually like to invest in veneers.
- Comfortable treatment: Dental bonding is a procedure that typically requires no sedation or numbing.
Caring for Your Newly Bonded Teeth
After undergoing the quick dental bonding process at Dr. Pohl’s office, you can maintain your smile by following a few simple guidelines.
First, stick with your twice-daily brushing and flossing. This helps you avoid tooth decay and keep stain-causing foods and beverages such as coffee, blueberries, tea, and wine from changing the look of the resin and surrounding dental tissue.
You should also keep all your scheduled checkup and cleaning appointments with Dr. Pohl. This is not only essential to your oral health, but can also help keep your smile looking its best.
Dental Bonding Versus Porcelain Veneers
Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers are elective procedures, meaning you can expect to pay out of pocket for both. Veneers are more expensive, but they can last longer and provide even more realistic-looking results. In some cases, veneers may simply be a better way to conceal the imperfections you wish to address. During your consultation, Dr. Pohl will help you decide which option is truly the best for your goals and needs.
Regardless of which treatment you choose, our office can help you find the best way to budget for your smile upgrade. We offer financing through CareCredit®, a third-party provider that offers zero-interest financing for qualified healthcare patients.
Schedule a Consultation
To schedule an appointment at our comfortable, state-of-the-art office, contact us today at (850) 243-0800. You can also send us an online message and we will respond as soon as possible.