Dental bonding is a quick and economical cosmetic dentistry treatment that can correct chipped, cracked, gapped, and misshapen teeth. This versatile solution can rectify many aesthetic concerns to give you a flawless smile.
At Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. Oliveira recommends dental bonding to patients who want to improve the appearance of damaged teeth and restore their strength.
Dental bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored material to teeth to address dental issues like decay, chips or fractures, and gaps. The bonding material is designed to match the color of your natural teeth, helping it blend in effortlessly and giving the teeth an even appearance.
Dental bonding does not require any preparation on your part. It is a simple and quick treatment with no recovery time. Since anesthesia is not used during dental bonding, you can go back to your routine after your procedure.
Our dentist, Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira, will begin by preparing the tooth's surface to help the bonding material stick. Then, he will carefully match the bonding material’s color to your natural teeth to ensure it blends in impeccably. Next, the dentist will apply and mold the material. Finally, the resin material will be hardened using laser light.
The durability of dental bonding can vary and it will mostly depend on its location and your oral hygiene. Generally, the bonding material can last anywhere between five to ten years.
Bonding is durable, but it is not as sturdy or stain resistant as other cosmetic dental solutions like veneers. You should avoid biting down on hard foods or objects, as this may cause the bonding material to chip or break. Limit your consumption of tooth-staining foods and drinks to prevent discoloration. Apart from these precautions, bonded teeth do not require additional care beyond a proper oral hygiene routine.
To learn more about dental bonding and its benefits, contact Alencar Family Dentistry at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320, or (757) 546-0301.