Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Your teeth are not only functional, allowing you to chew food and speak. They are also a key component of your smile. Even minor imperfections in your teeth can dull your smile. At National Dental Hicksville, we can fix minor imperfections, restoring the beauty of your smile with bonding.
What is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Minor imperfections can greatly affect the quality of your smile. Bonding is designed to fix these imperfections. Bonding is a simple, quick procedure that can be completed in less than an hour, and is completely pain-free. The material used for bonding is composite resin, which is made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. Composite resin is flexible and can be molded and shaped as needed, fitting a variety of different situations. It also matches the color of your natural teeth, so it will not be noticed by others when you smile.
Bonding can be used to fix some different dental issues:
- Small cracks or chips.
- Gaps between your teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
How is Bonding Performed?
Bonding is quick and simple, and there is no anesthesia required. We clean the affected tooth (or teeth) and dry it. Next, we apply a lightly acidic gel where the bonding material is to be placed. The gel creates a rough texture on your enamel, which will allow the composite resin to bond with your tooth. The gel is washed off, and your tooth dried again. The composite resin material is applied and shaped as needed. Finally, it is dried and polished smooth, giving you back your beautiful smile.
Does Bonding Require Special Care?
Composite resin is an excellent material to restore minor cosmetic flaws in your teeth. However, it is not all that strong, so some care should be taken. Avoid biting and chewing on anything hard. Other than that, caring for your dental bonding is no different from caring for the rest of your natural teeth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. This will help to limit the plaque and bacteria buildup on your teeth, helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Regular dental visits should also be maintained. Not only will we inspect the condition of your natural teeth and gums, but we will also check on the condition of your bonding, making sure that it is in good shape.
Benefits of Bonding
Bonding has several benefits:
- Composite resin matches the color of your natural teeth, and blends seamlessly in with the rest of your smile.
- Bonding is a completely painless procedure and does not even require a local anesthetic.
- Bonding is a quick procedure. It can usually be completed in less than an hour, creating a minimal interruption in your daily schedule.
- Bonding is an affordable treatment option. It costs less than other cosmetic options such as veneers and crowns.
- Bonding restores the beauty of your smile. With your teeth restored, you can smile confidently once again.
Minor imperfections have a huge impact on your smile. Bonding can fix those minor imperfections, giving you back your smile, and your confidence. Contact National Dental Hicksville today at (516) 629-5086 to find out if bonding is right for you.