What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is an affordable and effective method we commonly use to fix cracked, chipped, or stained teeth. Using an application of a tooth-colored composite resin, we mold it to your teeth and then smooth it out to its desired shape to fit precisely with your smile. This versatile treatment also allows our Cornerstone Dental Care team to fill in gaps between teeth as well as lengthen and shape them.
Bonding, or chair-side veneers can be done in just one appointment. Our doctors typically takes about one hour to complete the process. First they will match the shade of the resin with your natural teeth. Then begin by gently etching the edge of the tooth or teeth that are receiving the bonding and apply an adhesive liquid.
Next, we add the bonding material, which we shape to achieve the desired effect. Once we have finished restoring your smile, the resin is hardened using an ultraviolet light. We finish by trimming, polishing, and perfecting the surface of your tooth. Now your new smile is ready to shine.
Is Bonding the Right Treatment for Me?
There are a variety of reasons patients seek dental bonding to restore there smile. Here’s why many of our Meridian patients have come to us for this beneficial solution:
- To repair decayed teeth
- To improve the appearance for discolored teeth
- To make teeth longer
- To mend chipped or cracked teeth
- To enhance the shape of teeth
- To protect a portion of the tooth root that’s been exposed to exceeding gums
Dental Bonding — Fast, Affordable, and Attractive
Cosmetic dental bonding is a simple restorative process that we are happy to provide to our patients. It’s one of the most affordable cosmetic restorations in dentistry and it provides beautiful results to improve your smile. Because bonding doesn’t require us to manufacture these restorations in a lab, it can usually all be done in one visit unless you need multiple bondings for your teeth. Plus, in comparison to alternative treatments, dental bonding removes the least amount of tooth enamel which helps protect your overall oral health.
What To Do Following Your Procedure
After your appointment, taking care of your new smile is just like any ordinary cleaning and care. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash are all essential for keeping up with your oral health. Seeing us for your biannual checkup is also important, especially so we can ensure your dental bonding is still at its highest quality.
Avoiding habits such as biting your nails or chewing on hard objects are important to protect the resin material. If you conquer these everyday habits as part of your bonding aftercare, they may last from three to ten years before requiring a touch-up or replacement.
Visit Cornerstone Dental Care to discover the benefits of dental bonding and see how this simple procedure can transform your smile. Call us today to schedule your appointment!