Dental bonding is a fast, affordable, and minimally-invasive option for restoring your smile and treating cosmetic dental issues like minor chips, stained teeth, and gaps in your smile. Learn more about bonding from The Burkitt Center For Comprehensive Dentistry below, or contact us now for an appointment with our doctors.
Understanding the Basics
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that consists of applying tooth-colored dental resin directly to the teeth, reshaping them, and covering up imperfections such as stains, chips in the teeth, gaps in your smile, and uneven or misshapen teeth.
The process is simple to understand. Our team will clean your teeth and numb your mouth, then treat your teeth with an acid solution to roughen them slightly, and apply the bonding resin. This resin will be shaped, sculpted, hardened, and trimmed until the bonding material looks just like a natural part of your tooth.
Dental bonding is completely non-invasive, so this makes it a great alternative to other cosmetic dentistry treatment such as veneers. In addition, it takes only one appointment to see results, and multiple teeth can typically be bonded in a single appointment.
What Dental Issues
Can Bonding Fix?
Bonding is exclusively a cosmetic treatment, so it cannot be used to treat major cracks or chips in your teeth, or to treat cavities. It’s not intended to treat oral health issues, but to restore your smile if it’s been affected by cosmetic problems.
Dental bonding can be used to restore slightly-chipped teeth, however. It’s also typically used to cover up tooth stains, enlarge and correct small, misshapen, or pointed teeth, and to reduce the size of gaps between your teeth.
As long as your teeth are healthy and strong, but you have one or more cosmetic problems with your smile, dental bonding from The Burkitt Center For Comprehensive Dentistry may be right for you.
You don’t need to do anything special to care for your teeth after they’ve been bonded. You can treat them just like natural teeth. Make sure you brush and floss your teeth regularly and maintain good oral hygiene. In addition, see our team every six months for a teeth cleaning and checkup to keep your mouth healthy.
You also should avoid behaviors that could damage your bonded teeth, such as using your teeth as tools (to open a package or tear tape, for example), chewing hard foods like ice with your bonded teeth, or chewing non-food objects like fingernails, pencils, or pens. This could prematurely crack, damage, or dislodge the bonding material.
Restore Your Smile
Get A Cosmetic Consultation
If you’re ready to explore cosmetic dentistry in Brentwood, Dr. Will Jones and the team at The Burkitt Center For Comprehensive Dentistry are here to help. To schedule a cosmetic consultation, just contact us online or give us a call at (615) 941-3368.