Your teeth may be a small component of your mouth, but they are incredibly important. Not only do they play integral roles in your abilities to eat and speak, but they are also essential for a beautiful, confident smile. Any imperfections in your teeth, no matter how minor, can greatly impact the appearance of your smile, and cause you to become self-conscious. At Kelly Smile Dentistry, we can help to restore the appearance of minor flaws in your teeth, giving you back your gorgeous smile, with dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to fix minor flaws in the teeth visible in your smile. The procedure uses composite resin, a tooth-colored material made up of fine glass, plastic and other materials, to restore the appearance of your teeth. Composite resin is an extremely versatile material that can be easily shaped and molded to meet a variety of different needs. The material is cured after it is shaped, which hardens it. Because composite resin is tooth-colored, it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your natural tooth structure, providing a beautiful restoration to your smile.
Dental bonding can be used to correct a wide variety of minor imperfections, including:
Why Get Dental Bonding
There are several benefits to dental bonding.
A Quick, Painless Procedure
Dental bonding is a very quick treatment, often taking less than an hour to complete. In some cases, it can even be completed in less than 30 minutes. The procedure is simple, and it is completely painless. There is not even a need for a local anesthetic. First, we start by cleaning your teeth and drying them. Next, an acid etch is applied to the areas of the teeth that are to be treated. The acid creates a rough texture on your enamel, which aids in creating a stronger bond between the composite resin and your teeth. The acid is washed away and the teeth are dried again. Next, the bonding material is applied to the teeth and it is shaped as needed. Finally, a UV light is used to cure the composite resin material and then it is polished to a beautiful finish.
Does Dental Bonding Require Special Care?
After the bonding has been cured, it can withstand most normal daily use. However, it is not indestructible, and can easily be damaged if you bite or chew on hard foods or objects. It can also be damaged if you use your teeth as tools. It is important to continue brushing and flossing your teeth as normal, and have your teeth regularly professionally cleaned and examined. If your bonding does get damaged, it can be replaced.
If you have minor flaws that are affecting your smile, dental bonding can help. Call Kelly Smile Dentistry today for more information and to schedule your appointment at (442) 229-0766.
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