What Is Bonding and How Do I Know If It Is the Right Option for Me?
September 11th, 2018
Have you been considering cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile? If so, bonding may offer the hassle-free, affordable solution for you. You will love the instant, natural-looking results!
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a tooth and hardening it with a curing light. The material will bond to the tooth, repairing it and correcting its appearance, instantly delivering a beautiful smile!
Is Bonding Right for You?
Dental bonding works well to correct the appearance of misshaped, chipped, broken, cracked, discolored, gapped, or worn teeth. It can also repair teeth with minor decay. Your restorations will look incredibly natural, allowing you to enjoy a bright and healthy smile!
What Is the Procedure?
First will select a composite resin with a color that blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. Next, we will use a conditioning liquid to roughen the surface of the tooth to be treated to help the bonding material to adhere to your tooth.
Once your tooth is ready, we will apply a putty-like resin and mold it, then we will carefully smooth it out and sculpt it to the shape of your tooth. We will use a curing light to harden the resin, then we will trim off any excess material and polish your new restoration. You will love the stunning, natural-looking results, all in one visit to our office!
Caring for Your Bonded Teeth
Make sure to follow good oral hygiene practices including brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting us twice a year for your regular professional checkups and cleanings. Along with meticulous oral care, it’s important to note that your bonding material can chip so you will need to avoid habits such as chewing on pens, biting on hard candy, or using your teeth as bottle openers. With proper care, your bonded teeth can last up to a decade!
Are You Ready to Smile in Style
Contact us at Avalon Dental Care to learn more about dental bonding and how it can enhance your smile. We offer many different cosmetic dentistry procedures to address your individual needs and concerns. With our highly experienced and caring staff, you’ll enjoy an experience second to none! Call us today!