Your teeth perform some essential tasks every day. In addition to biting and chewing, they are responsible for controlling airflow when you speak and providing you with a beautiful, confident smile. Any type of damage, no matter how small, can have a significant impact on the quality of your smile. At Beyond Dental and Implant Center, we can correct the appearance of your teeth, and the beauty of your smile, with dental bonding.
Minor Flaws That Affect Your Smile
While most minor flaws in your teeth may not affect your oral health, they can significantly affect the appearance of your smile and your confidence. These types of flaws include:
Dental bonding is a non-invasive treatment for restoring and enhancing, the appearance of your smile. This treatment uses a composite resin material to correct flaws in your teeth. Composite resin is made from a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. It is a tooth-colored material that bonds to your tooth enamel and blends in seamlessly with the rest of your natural tooth structure.
How Is Dental Bonding Done?
Dental bonding is a simple procedure that is completely painless and usually takes less than an hour to complete. We begin by cleaning your teeth. Next, an acid etch is applied to the areas of your teeth that are to be treated. The acid etches a rough texture on your tooth enamel, which helps to enhance the bond between the composite resin and your teeth. After the acid etch is washed off, the teeth are dried. We then apply the composite resin to your teeth and shape it as needed to provide the desired look. Once we have achieved the optimal appearance, the material is cured using a special light. Finally, the composite resin is polished smooth. You leave the office with a perfectly restored smile.
Caring for Your Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an affordable, quick solution for restoring the appearance of your teeth following the occurrence of minor damage. However, for it to last, there are some things to keep in mind. While composite resin can withstand most normal daily use, it can be chipped or otherwise damaged. It is important to avoid biting and chewing on anything exceptionally hard, such as ice or your fingernails. Avoid using your teeth as tools. Also, the composite resin can be stained. However, unlike your natural tooth enamel, the material cannot be whitened. Other than these considerations, you should brush and floss your teeth as normal and continue to have regular dental cleanings and exams. If your dental bonding does become damaged, it can be fixed.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are many benefits that come with dental bonding.
With dental bonding, we can correct the appearance of minor flaws in your teeth, greatly enhancing the quality of your smile. Call Beyond Dental and Implant Center at (972) 591-7520 to learn more today.
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