The appearance of your teeth is a major factor in the quality of your smile. Any imperfections, no matter how small, can affect the appearance of your teeth, which then significantly impacts the appearance of your smile as well as your confidence. Fortunately, minor flaws can be erased in a non-invasive, completely pain-free manner. At Sunnyside Dentistry, we can treat minor flaws with bonding.
Flaws That Impact the Appearance of Your TeethThere are some different flaws that can impact the appearance of your teeth and the quality of your smile. These include such flaws as:
What is Bonding?Bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to restore the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws. This treatment uses a material called composite resin, which is a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other substances. The material is incredibly versatile and can be molded to meet some different needs. With bonding, we can completely transform the appearance of your teeth and enhance the beauty of your smile.
How is Bonding Applied?Bonding is a quick, simple, non-invasive procedure. We begin by cleaning your teeth. Next, an acid etch is applied to the treatment areas. This acid etch a rough texture on your enamel, which is necessary to enhance the bond between the composite resin and your teeth. After the acid etch is washed off, we dry the teeth. The composite resin is applied and shaped to achieve the desired results. Once you are satisfied with the results, a specialized light is used to cure, or dry, the material, providing you with a beautiful, natural-looking result.
Why Get Bonding?There are many benefits to dental bonding. These benefits include:
|The process for getting bonding is non-invasive and completely painless. We do not need to administer a local anesthetic or alter your teeth in any way.
|Bonding is quick. It typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.
|The appearance of your teeth is restored, which aids in enhancing the beauty of your smile.
|With your smile restored, you regain your confidence.
|Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments available.
How Do I Care for My Bonding?Bonding is an effective treatment for restoring your teeth and the quality of your smile. However, it is important that your bonding is taken care of to maintain the results. It is essential that you brush and floss your teeth every single day. In addition to your routine dental care, it is important to avoid biting and chewing on anything too hard like ice or popcorn kernels. Bonding can withstand most daily use, but it can be chipped or broken easily. Bonding can also be stained, so it is important to limit foods and beverages that can cause discoloration. It is also important to avoid smoking or other habits that can cause stains. Unlike your natural tooth enamel, bonding cannot be whitened. Should the bonding, and your teeth, become stained, the bonding material will need to be removed and replaced.
If your teeth have been affected by minor cosmetic flaws, bonding provides you with a painless, non-invasive treatment to improve the quality of your smile and restore your confidence. For more information, call Sunnyside Dentistry today at (503) 451-5104.