At Edwards Family Dental, we strive to give you the smile of your dreams. If you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned, dental bonding may be a good treatment option for you.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a simple, cost-effective procedure that can restore the look of any teeth that are cosmetically damaged. Dental bonding uses a composite resin material that can be molded and shaped to fix any imperfection in your teeth.
How does dental bonding work?
When you decide that you want a dental bond, we will first pick a composite resin that perfectly matches the shade of your other teeth. We will then roughen the tooth in preparation for the bond. Next, we will use a conditioning liquid to help the resin adhere to your tooth. The resin is applied to the tooth, and then shaped to perfection. Last, we will use a bright light or laser to help harden the resin and keep it in place.
How long will dental bonding last?
Dental bonding can last for years when proper hygiene habits are maintained. However, it is important to remember that while your dental bond may look and function normally, it is not as strong as the enamel on your real teeth. It is important to be cautious of staining and chipping your tooth once the procedure has been performed.
How do I care for my dental bonding?
Just like your other teeth, it is important to brush and floss regularly with teeth that have dental bonding. It is also important to be wary of things that are likely to stain your bonding. These include tea, wine, soda, coffee, and tobacco products.
If you are unhappy with the look of one or more of your teeth, dental bonding is a great restoration option to consider. If you think you are a good candidate for dental bonding, or would like to learn more, contact our office.