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Dental bonding is quick and affordable way to repair small imperfections on the teeth. In a way, bonding is a simplified version of a porcelain veneer or a crown. While it can’t sustain the kind of mistreatment that those solutions can, bonding works well in a variety of situations.
Like many people, your teeth may develop cosmetic problems over time, despite your best efforts. Even if you are diligent about maintaining excellent oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and oral exams, issues may arise. Whether you chip a tooth while playing sports or start to notice discoloration, which can occur naturally with age, you have plenty of options. Bonding is among the simplest and most cost-effective of them.
The process of dental bonding is simple and fast:
In most cases, dental bonding takes between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth. It all depends on the nature of the underlying problem and various other factors. We will take as much time as needed to ensure that your teeth look flawless.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
If you’re concerned about caring for your teeth after undergoing dental bonding, don’t be. You don’t actually have to take any extra steps to keep your teeth in good shape. Just make sure to practice good oral hygiene, which includes brushing and flossing at least two times per day. It’s also crucial to come in for regular oral exams and cleanings. During these appointments, we will keep an eye on the bonded areas to make sure that they are holding up well. In the unlikely event that you notice a problem with your dental bonding, just schedule an appointment with us. Bonding usually lasts three to 10 years, and periodic touchups or replacements may be needed.
If you come in for regular cleanings, your appointment should last approximately 30-60 minutes. However, time may vary depending on your oral hygiene.
As the term implies, dental bonding is the process of bonding tooth-colored resin to the teeth to mask imperfections. In addition to providing cosmetic relief, bonding can be used to fill cavities. Once the resin has been bonded to the tooth, it is basically permanent. That doesn’t mean that you’ll never have to have it touched up or replaced. It just means that it is very unlikely to fall off or break away.
People turn to dental bonding for a variety of reasons. A few of the most common reasons include:
As promising as dental bonding may sound, there’s no way to know if it’s right for you without contacting us. We will be able to analyze the tooth in question to determine whether bonding makes sense. Keep in mind that bonding isn’t appropriate in all cases. For instance, it can’t usually be used on teeth that undergo a lot of pressure from biting or chewing. It’s also not appropriate for covering large areas of decay or major damage.
If you have very small imperfections on your teeth, bonding could be the answer. Many people opt for this procedure because it is quick, easy and affordable. After looking at the tooth, however, the dentist may recommend a veneer or a crown instead. It’s important to follow a dentist’s advice in these matters.