When your smile isn’t the best due to tooth discoloration, chips, or cracks, you may want to consider dental bonding to correct the problem. A dental bond is a procedure where a resin compound is applied to the tooth, or teeth, to be corrected. It is a quick, easy, and effective solution for rectifying minor cosmetic dental problems. Unlike other dental work, you don't have to wait to have the procedure done. Visit our office at Oak Dental Care to learn how dental bonding can help you get back your brilliant smile.
Get a Perfect Smile in a Single Sitting
Many people opt for dental bonding because it is non-invasive and can be completed in one visit, depending on the number of teeth being repaired.
In dental bonding a tooth-colored putty-like resin compound is placed on the tooth, it is hardened with ultraviolet light and then the dentist shapes the tooth. The bonding compound comes in various colors, and great pains are taken to ensure the color matches your natural teeth. The procedure takes from 30 minutes to one hour per tooth to complete. Anesthesia is usually not required, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately after.
Dental bonding is a great solution for minor cosmetic issues like a chipped or cracked tooth, to fill small gaps in teeth, or to correct tooth discoloration. It can also be used to recontour or reshape teeth. While it can correct discolored teeth, dental bonding is not appropriate for teeth whitening all of your teeth. There are better methods for that, such as veneers or bleaching.
Bonding is a quick, easy, comfortable way to improve your smile. It does require a bit of artistic ability on the part of the dentist to get the tooth “just right.” Our professionals ensure your teeth look perfect, just like your natural teeth.
With proper care, a dental bond can last from three to seven years. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss every day, and schedule cleanings every six months. You’ll want to avoid biting down on hard candy, ice, and biting your fingernails.
Over time, the bonding material may become discolored, so you’ll want to avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and cola drinks, especially during the first 48 hours after the procedure is completed. Smoking also affects the color of the bond, yellowing the bond. If you are a smoker, it might be a good time to quit, or you can select another dental treatment after consulting with your dental professional.
If you feel any rough edges or your teeth don’t feel right when you bite down, make an appointment. Dental bonds can become loose or chipped and they can be repaired, if necessary.
To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding and to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, please give us a call at (941) 629 - 4400 or visit us at Oak Dental Care. We look forward to making your smile the best it can be!