Are you suffering from a cracked, chipped, or discolored tooth? If yes, you can opt for dental bonding and get your pearly white smile back.
Dental bonding, also known as teeth bonding, involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to your teeth and then hardening it using a special curing light. The use of this light bonds the material with your tooth, thereby restoring your smile.
What does Dental Bonding Include?
Here is how our dentist performs dental bonding:
- A gentle phosphoric lotion is applied on the surface of your teeth, the role of which is to etch and roughen the surface so that the bonding material keeps in place.
- After this, a putty-like material or resin is applied to the surface of your tooth. It is then shaped and sculpted according to the shape of your teeth.
- Our dentist uses a special light to harden and set the material in place.
- The last step involves polishing and buffing the restoration to give a smooth finish.
Why is Dental Bonding Performed?
Dental bonding is performed to serve various purposes, such as:
- Dental bonding helps to restore decayed teeth. Composite resins used for this procedure also helps to fill cavities.
- It can repair your cracked or chipped teeth, enhancing your appearance.
- This procedure also improves the appearance of discolored teeth and closes the excessive space between your teeth.
- Some people opt for dental bonding to make their teeth look longer or to change the existing shape of their teeth.
- You can opt for dental bonding as an alternative to amalgam fillings.
What are the Advantages of Dental Bonding?
Below-listed are the advantages of dental bonding:
- This procedure is considered the most convenient and least expensive cosmetic procedure to enhance your smile and self-confidence.
- Dental bonding doesn't require multiple visits like other dental procedures.
- Dental bonding is a cost-effective treatment that doesn't require anesthesia.
How do I Prepare for Dental Bonding?
The procedure doesn't require special preparation. All you need to do is to visit our dental clinic, consult with our dentist and find out if you are a candidate for the procedure or not.
How to Maintain Bonded Teeth?
Follow the below-listed tips to maintain your newly-bonded teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to maintain oral hygiene.
- Avoid eating hard food for a few days after the procedure. Do not bite your nails.
- Avoid beverages such as coffee, tea, or aerated drinks for a few days after the procedure.
- Visit our dentist once every six months for regular dental cleaning.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Mission Viejo, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Lee. Please call us at (949) 380-0315 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.