Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure to restore dental problems like chipped, cracked, broken, or stained teeth and enhance your smile. We may also use this procedure to fill the spaces between your teeth. The popularity of dental bonding is increasing manifold owing to the quick procedure and affordable cost.
Why Should I Opt for Dental Bonding?
- Although you can restore your chipped and broken teeth with other procedures like crowns and veneers, they are expensive and invasive in nature. Bonding, on the other hand, is straightforward and less painful. There are different reasons why we may suggest this procedure.
- Bonding is used to restore cracked, chipped, and damaged teeth and to alter the shape of your teeth.
- If you have small gaps or spaces between your teeth, we may perform this procedure and close the space.
- Bonding enhances the appearance of your stained teeth and also relieves pain and sensitivity from your exposed tooth roots.
- Bonding is used to fill a tooth cavity over other options like amalgam fillings.
How is Dental Bonding Performed?
- We start this procedure with some preparation. We may alter the shape of your teeth a little bit and use a shade guide to select the color of the composite resin that we will use for the procedure.
- The surface of your teeth will be roughened, and a conditioning liquid will be applied. The role of this liquid is to aid the bonding material in adhering to your teeth.
- We will apply the composite resin and mold and smoothen it to the desired shape of your teeth.
- With the help of blue laser light, we will harden the material so bonded.
- Lastly, we will trim the shape of your teeth and polish them to match the remaining teeth. The whole procedure takes 30-60 minutes to complete.
How to Care for Bonded Teeth?
You need to be a little careful with what you eat right after the procedure. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods and do not chew on pens or bite ice cubes. It is integral to follow a proper oral hygiene routine to ensure that the bonded material (composite resin) remains in place. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to keep the accumulation of plaque and tartar at bay. Rinse your mouth using an antiseptic mouthwash. Visit us regularly for dental check-ups and examinations. If your bonded material loosens, visit us immediately for restoration.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.