If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your teeth, look no further than dental bonding. Bonding involves the application of tooth-colored material to your teeth to improve issues such as cracks, chips, wear and tear, gaps, stains and more. Since the dental bonding material is the same color as the tooth, it can also be used to fill in small cavities to make your mouth more aesthetically pleasing.
Dental Bonding requires just one office visit. It is a simple procedure that requires minimal preparation and no anesthesia. The dentist places a special gel on the tooth to help the material bond to the tooth. The dentist then applies the bonding material – a composite resin – and then hardens it with ultraviolet light. Once the dentist shapes and polishes the tooth, the bonding procedure is complete.
If you are concerned about the appearance of one or more teeth, bonding may be a good option. Contact Galleria Dental of Alexandria to learn more about this procedure.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Bonding is a procedure that offers many benefits. Bonding is a relatively inexpensive way to fix minor cosmetic issues with your teeth. In some cases, it is even covered by insurance, especially if used to fill in a cavity.
Bonding is also quick. It requires just one office visit of 30-60 minutes. The procedure is also easy and requires no anesthesia or enamel removal except in severe cases, such as decay.
It is important to note that bonding is not stain-resistant, so expect some darkening in color over time. You can prevent this by avoiding beverages such soda, tea, wine and coffee. In addition, you should avoid smoking.
How to Protect Your Bonded Teeth
After your tooth is bonded, be sure to take care of it so it can last as long as possible. For best results, cut back on your consumption of coffee, tea and wine to reduce staining. Stop smoking so your teeth don’t become yellow. Also, be careful when eating. Avoid chewing in hard foods such as carrots, candy and ice. You should also avoid chewing your nails and biting on pencils.
No special care is needed. Take care of your teeth as normal by brushing and flossing daily. See your dentist twice a year to keep your teeth in good shape.
Contact Our Office Today
Dental bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. It works well for stains, gaps and other issues, plus it’s relatively inexpensive. See if bonding is the right choice for your mouth by contacting the team at Galleria Dental of Alexandria. We offer gentle dentistry and personalized care. Schedule an appointment today.