Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure performed on patients suffering from chipped or cracked teeth, exposed roots, gaps between their teeth, or general decay. The composite bonding material is both solid and designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.
The most common reasons for patients deciding on a dental bonding procedure include the following:
- To change the shape of a tooth
- Covering up a discolored tooth
- Repairing decayed teeth
- Fixing cracks or chips in teeth
- Filling minor gaps between teeth
- Protecting the root of a tooth
If you are experiencing any of the problems mentioned above, you should consider setting up an appointment for dental bonding at Alencar Family Dentistry today. The longer these chips and cracks remain untreated, the greater the likelihood that decay and additional damage will occur. In addition, more invasive procedures may become necessary in the future if these problems are not treated in the initial stages.
Dental Bonding Process
The actual procedure to apply dental bonding is rapid and easy, but its effects can last for many years. It will start with our dentist using a putty-like composite resin to your tooth. This material is highly flexible in this state, and it gives us the freedom to mold it onto your tooth so that it will dramatically improve its overall appearance. In addition, it can be specifically color-matched, so it blends in effortlessly with the rest of your smile.
After the bonding material has been shaped, a special curing light is used to harden it. This step will only take a few minutes, and once it’s done, your new smile is ready for the world. Dental bonding can be applied in one visit, and in most cases, the entire procedure only takes about an hour.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
The most important benefit of having bonding applied is that it straightaway improves your smile. It is pretty common for people to feel self-conscious when they have cracked or chipped teeth, but having this simple procedure done can have a dramatic impact on increasing a person’s confidence and sense of self-worth. Above all, this procedure can usually be accomplished in just one visit to the dental office.
Dental Bonding Aftercare
Extreme changes to your diet and eating habits will not be necessary to maintain your dental bonding properly. There are no such restrictions to follow to maintain your dental bonding. However, it is vital to continue practicing good dental hygienic practices by brushing and flossing at least twice daily and scheduling your dentist appointments once every six months.
To learn more about Dental Bonding, call (757) 546-0301 and schedule an appointment with our Alencar Family Dentistry dental office.