Upgrading your smile does not mean making your smile look like everyone else’s or like a smile from a magazine. Upgrading your smile means making it a smile that you are confident in. There are ways to hide the blemishes and flaws that make you self-conscious while keeping the look that makes your smile your own. There are several cosmetic options that can give you that smile upgrade. Dental bonding can address chips or cracks on individual teeth or several. Bonding can also address issues like small gaps, crooked/misshapen teeth, or teeth that are sized out of proportion from other teeth. Dental bonding can also cover deep stains that cannot be removed by whitening.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is an application of tooth-colored composite resin to the outer layer of the tooth. The resin can be shaped and sized to the desired appearance. To apply the bonding, your dentist will first clean the tooth thoroughly. Then a mild acid will be applied to your tooth to create a surface more apt for adhesion. The composite resin will have been color-matched to your teeth before being applied directly to the prepared tooth. Your dentist will then sculpt and shape the resin. Once it becomes the desired appearance, your dentist will harden the resin with a curing light. A final polish will be given to your new upgraded tooth.
Benefits of bonding
The composite resin is the same material used in dental fillings, which means it is durable. The resin looks and acts like a natural tooth. The material itself is not susceptible to decay, but it does not protect the natural tooth completely, which means good oral hygiene is still necessary. The bonding material is durable, but it is prone to damage under the same conditions that would damage a natural tooth. Dental bonding can usually be done in a single visit, and it is usually more affordable than porcelain veneers.
Are you ready to upgrade your smile with dental bonding?
Dr. Jing and his team at 7 Day Dental can treat your smile with dental bonding. To schedule a consultation, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive or 817-339-6413 in Lake Worth.