If you are dissatisfied with a chipped or misshaped tooth, but are hesitant to consider a costly cosmetic procedure, Dr. John Rink provides dental bonding at his Charleston, SC practice. Dental bonding is an easy, quick, and cost-effective way to touch-up minor tooth imperfections. Schedule your personal consultation today to learn how we can dramatically improve your smile with dental bonding.
Dental bonding involves using a putty-like resin to correct or repair small cosmetic concerns. Bonding can improve the appearance of discolored enamel, repair chipped or cracked teeth, close spaces between teeth, lengthen teeth, change tooth shape, and protect exposed portions of tooth roots. Virtually anyone who is interested in minor cosmetic touch-ups can qualify for the procedure.
Unlike crowns or veneers, dental bonding does not have to be fabricated and customized at an off-site lab. The material can be applied and molded in the office during one visit. In some cases, dental bonding can be used as a temporary correction or be substituted as a cosmetic alternative for amalgam fillings. Since it is not quite as durable as other options, it is usually recommended for areas of low bite pressure, such as on the front teeth.
As a cosmetic treatment, dental bonding offers a number of distinct benefits:
Dr. Rank provides a practice that is dedicated and focused on the client, delivering an outstanding, luxury experience free from discomfort and anxiety. Our innovative office features 3D movies, noise canceling headphones, calming essential oils and warm towels, just to name a few of our amenities. We work with the most advanced cutting edge technology that helps reduce treatment time and ensures long-lasting results.
From stunning restoration work with porcelain veneers, bridges, implants, crowns and other prosthetics to teeth whitening, TMJ treatment and full mouth restoration, the Charleston Center for Cosmetic Dentistry caters to patients seeking top-tier dental services in a spa-like environment.
Applying dental bonding is a straightforward procedure, typically taking about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Bonding requires very little preparation. Unless it is used as a dental filling, patients do not require anesthesia. Dr. Rink will use a shade guide to select the resin that most closely matches the color of your tooth.
To ensure that the material securely adheres to the tooth, Dr. Rink first roughens the surface of your tooth and applies a coat of conditioning liquid. The bonding is then applied to the tooth, where it is carefully molded and smoothed to the desired shape. Dr. Rink uses an ultraviolet light or laser to harden the resin. Lastly, he trims, shapes, and polishes the material until it precisely matches the sheen and texture of the tooth surface.
To Our Family of Patients,
After much thought and concern for the health of our patients and team, I would like to share with you my thoughts on how the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States can best be managed at our practice. The key issue is prevention. Social distancing is the best solution at this time to prevent the spread of the virus.
Therefore, in conjunction with the South Carolina Dental Association recommendations, I have decided to close our normal practice operation with the exception of emergency and urgent care situations, through the end of March, 2020. I will be available for you and your family for emergency and urgent needs. Please call my personal cell phone if you have any questions or if you need an office visit. I am here for you.
After we have weathered this storm, we will be here to see that you continue to have the excellent care that you and your families deserve. We thank you for the trust that you place in our practice. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship in the future.
My cell phone number: 843-224-0517
To Your Good Oral and Systemic Health!
- Dr. John F. Rink, DDS, AAACDVirtual Consultation
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