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Everything You Need To Know about Dental Bonding

It would be amazing if we all had perfect teeth, right? However, whether it's due to genetics or a ton of other reasons, our teeth can sometimes suffer.

What we can do at the moment is to act right away and take the necessary steps to restore the beauty of our teeth.

In today's article, we will discuss dental bonding: what it is, what does the procedure involve, and what are the main benefits.

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What Is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure. A tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) is used to improve the appearance of a person's tooth.

After the material has been applied to the tooth, a special light is used to help it bond.

What Are Its Advantages?

  • It's a simple and quick procedure. Dental bonding can be done in only one visit to the dentist - it's that easy. Also, the procedure won't last more than one hour per tooth. Most of the time, you'll be out the door in a little over half an hour.
  • It's inexpensive. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures, this one won't leave your wallet empty. Also, your insurance might even cover part of the costs.
  • Anesthesia is not required. We know how some people don't like the idea of needles or being under anesthesia. Luckily, bonding is non-invasive, and you may not even need local anesthesia.
  • Less tooth enamel removal. A minimal amount of tooth enamel is removed for bonding. In other words, your tooth will not be damaged.

When Is Dental Bonding Recommended?

Bonding is not for everyone. Here are the situations when this procedure is recommended:

  • If you have small cavities which need to be filled
  • If you have a chipped or cracked tooth
  • If your teeth are discolored
  • If you have a space between your teeth and you want it closed
  • If you want your teeth to look longer
  • If you want to change the shape of your teeth
  • If you're looking for a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • If you have receding gums. Bonding is used to protect the exposed tooth root

If you have large cavities or other extensive structural damage, then we would not recommend this procedure for you.

Caring for Bonded Teeth

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Bonding can last a good few years until it needs to be replaced.

You should follow your standard oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, rinse with mouthwash and see the dentist for regular checkups and professional cleaning.

You should also keep in mind that bonding material can chip more easily. So you have to be careful and avoid as much as possible biting on hard objects or chewing hard foods.

Also, resin can be easily stained, so it's best to avoid tea, coffee, sodas or smoking for 48 hours after the procedure.

We Have the Best Cosmetic Dentistry Specialists in Atlanta

We're not the only ones saying that - our clients agree as well.

Are you considering dental bonding? If you don't know for sure whether you'd be a good fit for this procedure, contact us to schedule an appointment.

We're happy to help with additional information about any cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Last modified on Monday, 09 January 2017 15:59

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