Getting dental bonding is a useful cosmetic dentistry service that can be used in a number of different circumstances. For people who have cosmetic flaws in their teeth, getting dental bonding can be a way to get the benefits of getting porcelain veneers without the cost of that procedure. The results are a beautiful look to the teeth that looks like natural teeth.
Fixing Dental Flaws
When you get dental bonding, the dentist uses a composite resin on the teeth to cover stains, fill in small flaws, and reshape the teeth. It can also be used to repair broken teeth, chips, and cracks. It’s an easy procedure to get, and it doesn’t take a long time. You will be kept comfortable and relaxed throughout the service.
When this composite resin is used, the dentist will create tiny etches in the teeth that will allow them to hold onto the bonding material. The material is then played in layers, and a light is used to cure and harden it. Once the teeth are bonded, they are further shaped and then polished so that they have the shine of natural teeth. The composite resin used in dental bonding is made to look much like the enamel on natural teeth.
Caring for Dental Bonding
When you have bonded teeth, they are cared for just like your other teeth. You need to brush and floss them every day and get your six-month dental checkups and cleanings. It’s important to use a toothpaste that is only slightly abrasive in order to preserve the bonding. Take care not to use your teeth to open items such as tearing open a package.
For some tooth stains, a whitening process can be used. These are often stains from dark foods and drinks. However, there are other stains that are caused by certain medications and endodontic procedures as well as by having too much fluoride on the teeth. These stains may require bonding, or veneers, to get rid of them. For many people, choosing the lower cost of dental bonding makes it a better choice than veneers.
If you have cosmetic flaws in your teeth that you want to be repaired, talk to Dr. Harrington about your wishes for cosmetic dentistry services. With a consultation with the dentist, you can discuss many different solutions and find out which one is right for you. It may be that getting multiple cosmetic services is needed for you to be happy with your teeth. The dentist can work with you to create a treatment plan to help you to be happy with the way your teeth look.
At North Florida Dentistry, we always strive to keep you comfortable and relaxed during every dental visit. If you have dental anxiety, we have methods to make you more comfortable and to ensure that you aren’t nervous about your appointment. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to us. We work with you to make sure that you are always happy during your visits with us.