Your teeth play a major role in the quality of your smile. Your smile is key to the first impressions that you make, and can often speak volumes before you ever utter a word. Even minor imperfections in the teeth can have a negative impact on the appearance of your teeth, and the overall condition of your smile. These imperfections can also have a serious impact on your confidence, leading you to hide your smile from those around you. At Bisson Dentistry, we can correct minor imperfections, improving the quality of your smile, with dental bonding.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to fix minor imperfections in your teeth, restoring the beauty to your smile. The procedure involves the use of composite resin, a tooth-colored material that is made up of a mixture of plastic, fine glass, and other materials. Composite resin is extremely versatile. It can be shaped and molded to accommodate a variety of different needs. Once it is cured or hardened, it blends in perfectly with the rest of your natural tooth, providing a beautiful, seamless restoration.
Because bonding is so versatile, it can be used to fix some different dental imperfections, including
Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are several benefits associated with dental bonding.
Getting Your Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a quick, painless procedure that can be completed in a single visit without the use of a local anesthetic. We begin your procedure by cleaning the affected teeth and drying them. Next, an acid etch is applied to the enamel where the bonding will be placed. The acid creates a rough texture, which will enable the bonding material to better adhere to your teeth. After we wash and dry the teeth again, we then apply the composite resin. The material is shaped as necessary to create the desired appearance and cured using a special light. Once dry, we polish the bonding to a beautiful shine, making it indistinguishable from the natural tooth.
Taking Care of Your Bonding
Once the procedure is complete, your bonding will be able to stand up to most normal daily use. However, it can be easily damaged if you are not careful. Avoid biting and chewing on anything hard, such as ice or your fingernails, and do not use your teeth as tools. Continue to brush and floss your teeth daily. You should also have your teeth cleaned and examined at least twice a year. If damage does occur to your bonding, it can be replaced.
Dental bonding is a quick, affordable way to restore the quality of your smile, and give you back your confidence. Call Bisson Dentistry today for more information and to schedule your consultation at (226) 299-0713