If you have chipped, fractured, or discolored teeth, you may consider undergoing a composite bonding treatment. Also, bonding can be used to reshape teeth or to close gaps in your mouth. It can be finished in one office visit so that you leave with an improved smile. Since it is one of the least costly cosmetic dentistry procedures, you will enjoy better teeth without spending a fortune.
Cosmetic Bonding Procedure at Banyan Dental Port St. Lucie
Bonding is a simple procedure. No prep is necessary, and anesthesia is not usually needed. To begin, you will select a shade of resin that closely matches your existing tooth color. Then, the tooth’s surface will be etched and coated with a substance that helps the bonding material stick. After this preparation, the resin is applied and is molded to the correct shape. When everything appears satisfactory, a special light is used to harden the material. Each tooth bonding treatment should take under an hour to complete and should last between five and eight years.
Caring for Composite Bonded Teeth
To preserve cosmetic bonding, it is essential to practice a regular oral hygiene routine each day. You must brush and floss the areas along with regular teeth. The resin tends to stain with time, so it is advised to avoid items that are known to cause problems, including wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco products. Also, you should be careful chewing hard items like fingernails, especially if front teeth have been bonded. If you grind your teeth, it is recommended to use a mouth guard at night.
Choose Banyan Dental for Your Composite Bonding Treatments
At Banyan Dental in St. Lucie West, Dr. Jade Thomas is dedicated to improving patients’ smiles. Composite Bonding is ideal for anyone looking to fix small cosmetic imperfections without receiving more invasive and lengthy procedures. For more information about this treatment, call our office today.