For correcting dental imperfections, dental bonding is one of the most popular restorative dentistry services New Look Dental performs, as it is very quick and affordable. If you are looking to restore your smile, dental bonding may be the answer.
Dental Bonding Defined
Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is simply the attachment of special tooth colored material, typically composite resin, to the surface of a tooth or teeth. This dental procedure is ideal for cosmetic purposes due to the natural appearance, durability and ease it provides.
Dental Bonding Candidates
Dental bonding is a great antidote for those who want to have a better-looking smile as it can effectively resolve multiple cosmetic dental imperfections. Those with issues such as dental gaps or spaces, too short teeth, tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth and chipped or broken teeth, can improve the appearance of their smile without spending a lot of valuable time or money.
It can also help remedy dental concerns affecting oral health such as when a tooth root is exposed, gum recession occurs, and when cavities appear, serving as a substitute for metal or amalgam fillings.
Dental Bonding Advantages
To resolve damaged teeth, there are multiple restorative dentistry procedures. Dr. Kirakosian will advise which option will be best for you. In the event dental bonding is recommended, it can be a simple, cost-effective and quick solution. Unlike other cosmetic dentistry procedures, neither dental impressions nor tooth preparation is needed, and it can be done in one dental visit. An additional advantage is that anesthesia is only used when working near a nerve or when repairing decayed teeth.
The lifecycle of dental bonding can be up to 10 years when patients avoid chewing hard candies, ice cubes and other potentially damaging foods. This timespan may be shortened when people grind their teeth or with certain bonding locations.
The Dental Bonding Process
The dental bonding procedure at New Look Dental has been streamlined to a succinct and efficient artform.
First, Dr. Kirakosian utilizes a shade guide to ensure that your composite resin will seamlessly match your existing teeth.
After your tooth is gently etched or roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied for better adherence, Dr. Kirakosian applies, molds and shapes the composite resin to align with your adjacent teeth.
The material is hardened with a special bright light or laser, trimmed and refined. Lastly, your bonded tooth gets polished to a shiny, smooth and natural finish.
Dental Bonding Post Care
New Look Dental advises patients to avoid staining foods and beverages like berries, coffee, tea, wine, hard foods, plus tobacco use for two days afterwards. Proper dental hygiene including brushing and flossing daily, dental cleaning every six months and regular dental check-ups are also always recommended.