How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth

How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth

Posted by LAKEVIEW DENTAL on Mar 12 2023, 04:29 AM

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can improve the appearance and function of your smile. It involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the teeth. The dentist will apply the resin and mold it to the desired shape. The material hardens and bonds to the teeth, and the dentist will polish it for a natural-looking appearance.

Dental Bonding Explained.

In terms of dental care, bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of the tooth. This material is bonded to the tooth to make the surface smoother or to change the color of the tooth. Dental bonding is also used to repair chipped teeth or to fill gaps between teeth. The material used in dental bonding can calm sensitivity caused by exposed root surfaces.

The bonding procedure generally takes just a few minutes to complete. There is no set downtime for dental bonding. However, patients may experience some sensitivity in the days following treatment. The dentist may recommend avoiding substances that cause the teeth to become sensitive in the days after treatment has been completed. This may include coffee, tea, wine, soda, and other acidic beverages. Patients should also avoid smoking during this time frame.

For patients who grind their teeth at night, the dentist may suggest wearing a mouth guard to prevent this habit from causing damage to the newly applied dental bonding. This will help to protect the bond and keep the teeth healthy. Generally, dental bonding does not require special maintenance after the procedure is complete. It can last for several years before it needs to be touched up or replaced. Patients with good oral hygiene habits should find that their dental bonding lasts for many years.

The Benefits of Bonding

If your teeth have minor damage, cracks, or chips, this restorative dentistry treatment can repair them without detracting from the appearance of your smile. A tooth-colored resin material bonds to the tooth's surface for a comfortable and long-lasting solution to these imperfections. In addition, if your tooth's shape is misaligned, we can use dental bonding to reshape it.

With proper care, bonded teeth can last as long as crowns or porcelain veneers. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, you can expect your bonded restorations to last for many years.

Schedule an appointment with Lakeview Dental to learn more about good oral care. Visit us at 801 Milwaukee Dr., Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814. Contact us at (208) 664-0884 or visit our website for more information. 

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