Do you have cracks or chips, or are you dissatisfied with the size of your teeth? Dental bonding may be an apt remedy for you. At Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, we can help improve the appearance of your teeth by making them more uniform.
Dental bonding is performed on patients suffering from chipped or cracked teeth, exposed roots, spaces between their teeth, or general decay. The bonding material, or composite, is strong and intended to look and feel like your natural teeth.
What Are the Reasons for Dental Bonding?
The most standard reasons for patients to have a dental bonding procedure include the following:
- To change the shape of a tooth
- Cover up discoloration
- Repair decayed teeth
- Fix cracks or chips in teeth
- Filling the small space between teeth
- Protecting the root of a tooth
What Is the Dental Bonding Procedure?
The first step in the dental bonding procedure involves cleaning and then drying the tooth that needs repair. Once the tooth has been cleaned, the bonding resin will be placed and allow for the bonding material to get attached to the existing tooth surface. This resin, composed of several different adhesives and other components, will be applied until the desired thickness has been reached.
Then, the resin compound can be colored in a way that matches your natural teeth. And consequently, no one will be able to identify the restoration performed on the tooth. When the resin has been cemented, the new tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, polished, and adjusted to fit your natural bite and smile. The duration of this procedure varies in length, depending upon the number of teeth and surfaces involved.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
The main benefit of having dental bonding is that it instantly improves your smile. People usually feel self-conscious when they have cracked or chipped teeth, and having this modest procedure done can dramatically change the appearance of a tooth. On top of that, this procedure can usually be completed in just one visit to the dentist.
What Is the Aftercare for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can be maintained without making any drastic changes to your diet and eating habits. There are no specific requirements to follow to maintain your dental bonding. However, it is vital to continue practicing good dental hygienic practices by brushing and flossing at least twice daily and keeping your dental appointments every six months.
If you have chipped, cracked, or teeth that appear to be too short, come to Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, or call us at 916-422-3991 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Novan Nguyen.