Know All About Dental Bonding

Ever felt a little embarrassed to flash a smile because of a chipped or cracked tooth or discolored teeth? Well, you are not alone and today we are here to talk about one cosmetic procedure which can solve this problem in a quick, easy and affordable way. And not only this it is long lasting too. Interested to know more? Read on all about dental bonding. 

What is a dental bonding? 

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure which is used to restore your beautiful smile. It is a simple procedure in which a composite resin the same color as your teeth is applied and hardened using an ultraviolet light. This leads to the resin binding with the teeth and restoring the teeth. The situations where a dental bonding is a good option is – 

  1. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth. 
  1. If teeth are discolored. 
  1. If there are gaps in between the teeth. 
  1. If there are cavities in the teeth which need to be repaired. 
  1. To resize a tooth (sometimes some tooth is shorter than the rest of the teeth). 
  1. To reshape a tooth. 
  1. As an alternate to dental fillings. 
  1. If the roots of the teeth are exposed due to receding of gums, then those can be covered up and protected using dental bonding. 

Procedure of dental bonding 

Step 1 – The dentist will clean the surface that needs dental bonding. 

Step 2 – They will then apply the composite resin and shape the same. 

Step 3 – UV light will be applied to the resin to harden it and then the same will reshaped again. 

Step 4 – The dentist will then polish your tooth and floss to remove any extraneous material left behind after the procedure is complete. 

What are the advantages of dental bonding? 

Well, there are many reasons people opt for dental bonding. Some of the most common ones are as follows – 

  1. It is extremely budget friendly solution as compared to the cost involved in crowns and veneers. 
  1. It is a very simple and quick procedure. It generally takes one sitting of 30 to 60 minutes except when there are cavities that need repairing in which case there can be longer or multiple visits needed. 
  1. It generally does not need anesthesia and is mostly non-invasive. 
  1. It does not involve any major risks. 
  1. Aesthetically it appeals to people because the composite resin material used in dental bonding is same color as the natural teeth of the patient. 
  1. Composite resin is not as strong as the natural teeth and can also chip very easily however they don’t chip as often as veneers, crowns and fillings. Enamel bonding on the other hand is extremely durable and long lasting and can last anywhere from 3 years to 10 years with proper care and attention to oral hygiene. 
  1. Even if the composite resin is damaged it can be easily fixed. 

The only disadvantage of dental bonding is that it is not stain resistant so there are chances that your teeth will get discolored if you regularly consume wine, tea, coffee or even smoke cigarettes. You can also not get teeth whitened post dental bonding for the same reason hence it is advisable to get it done prior to dental bonding. Dental bonding is an ideal solution for small cosmetic changes especially in those areas which have low bite pressure. 

How to take care of your bonded teeth? 

Bonded teeth do not need special care. The usual good oral hygiene practices are good enough to ensure that the dental bonding lasts long. 

  1. Brush twice a day. 
  1. Floss at least once a day. 
  1. Rinse your mouth an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day. 
  1. Last but not the least make sure you make your regular dental visits for cleanings and check-ups.  

However, there are some habits you may want to get rid of to take better care of dental bonding – 

  1. Not eat or chew hard things like ice, candy etc. 
  1. Avoid drinking tea, coffee, wine. 
  1. Quit smoking. 
  1. Don’t bite your nails. 
  1. Use a mouth guard while playing contact sports. 
  1. Use a night guard to avoid damage due grinding of teeth. 

Is dental bonding the right procedure for me? 

It is only possible for a professional dentist to determine if dental bonding is the right solution for your problem. Generally, it cannot be done in case of extensive tooth damage and decay. In those cases, crowns or veneers may be more suitable solutions. 

Dental bonding is a safe, quick, easy, almost painless out patient procedure which is long lasting too. Your teeth are irreplaceable and while they are strong there is always a possibility of accidents and trauma happening leading to chipped or discolored teeth that mar your beautiful smile. Dental bonding helps not just restore smiles but also lost confidence and self esteem of many people.  With dental bonding you can now flash your smile confidently without any hesitation. Keep smiling. 

We hope this blog was informative and useful to you. Please share it with your family and friends if you liked it. For any dental queries, you can always call Ensure Dental Care on 940-274-3229. You can also schedule an appointment with us. Ensure Dental Care offers emergency dental services. Regardless of your issue we offer same day emergency treatments. We entertain walk ins also. 

We are the family dentist near you. Ensure Dental Care is the one of the best family dental clinics at Saginaw Texas. We accept all major insurance providers. We also have in house payment plan. We have a very experienced and professional team of dental practitioners and we look forward to serving you to the best of our abilities. 

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