When you want a more perfect smile, you have many options, thanks to New Look Dental led by Dr. Lousine Kirakosian. When your priorities are ease, speed, and price, Dental Bonding may be an excellent choice to create the smile you want.
What Is Dental Bonding?
With this easy dental procedure, a tooth-colored composite resin is bonded directly to your tooth. The result: perfect shape and perfect color that look natural.
Dentists agree that Dental Bonding is one of the simplest, most cost-effective solutions available to correct damaged teeth. At New Look Dental , we will consult and plan with you in advance, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Why is Dental Bonding so popular?
- The process is done in just a few steps
- There is no device to be made, so no lab involved
- Usually, no anesthesia is needed, unless your tooth is chipped close to a dental nerve
- It’s fast, to save you time
Dental Bonding may be an ideal option for you, when you want to:
- Fill in dental gaps or spaces
- Elongate teeth (teeth that may be worn from grinding or clenching)
- Correct tooth color
- Change tooth shape
- Repair chipped, broken teeth
- Treat gum recession, or protect an exposed tooth root
- Treat decayed teeth, substituting the composite resin for metal or traditional amalgam fillings
Dental Bonding can often last up to 10 years. This may vary depending on the location of the bond, as well as how well you care for your bonded teeth. Proper care includes staying away from biting or chewing hard foods, including ice and hard candies. (And never, ever use your teeth as tools, to crack or open a container, for instance!) People who grind their teeth habitually may also shorten the longevity of their Dental Bonding.
The Dental Bonding Procedure:
Dental bonding can be performed in 5 quick, easy steps:
Step 1: Utilizing a shade guide, Dr. Kirakosian will choose the color that best matches your own natural teeth.
Step 2: The tooth is prepared, so that the surface will bond perfectly to the resin material. Your tooth or teeth will be finely etched, and a conditioning liquid will be applied.
Step 3: Dr. Kirakosian will apply the resin material in the office, and then mold and shape it to make sure the size is perfectly proportioned to all adjacent teeth.
Step 4: A special UV light then will be beamed onto the tooth, to cure (harden) the resin. As a final step, the applied material is skillfully shaped for the most natural, possible look.
Step 5: Your newly bonded tooth is polished to a shiny, smooth finish.
Keeping Your Dental Bonding Looking Like New:
For the first 48 hours after your teeth bonding procedure, New Look Dental recommends avoiding hard foods, and staining beverages (coffee, tea, red wine, berries).