If you have minor imperfections that are preventing you from feeling totally confident in your smile but are afraid of undergoing extensive cosmetic dentistry treatments, then dental bonding might be the right choice for you.
Dental bonding is a quick, simple, and non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can be used to correct a variety of imperfections to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses tooth-colored composite resin (a type of plastic) to mask imperfections or change the look or shape of a patient’s teeth. Dental bonding is applied to the teeth and easily shaped, molded, and polished to create the patient’s desired look.
How Is Dental Bonding Used?
Dental bonding has applications that are both cosmetic and curative in dentistry. We use dental bonding to address a variety of minor cosmetic concerns, including:
Additionally, dental bonding can help address tooth sensitivity that occurs due to worn tooth enamel or receding gums.
What To Expect When Getting Dental Bonding
The process of getting dental bonding is quick, simple, and non-invasive. As a result, it usually does not require the administration of any anesthetic, unless the patient is experiencing severe tooth sensitivity.
We begin by cleaning, polishing, and drying the area that will receive the dental bonding. The dentist then makes a few light scores on the surface of the tooth’s enamel. This scoring helps create a surface to which the composite resin can more easily and strongly attach.
The dentist then selects a composite resin in a shade that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth and applies, molds, shapes, and polishes it to create the desired effect.
Once properly contoured, we use a special light to cure the resin, hardening it into place.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
Composite resin is a fairly durable material used commonly in a variety of dental treatments. With proper care, it can last for around 10 years. To extend the life of your dental bonding treatment, we recommend not chewing on hard objects or foods and taking steps to protect your teeth from the clenching and grinding associated with sleep bruxism and TMJ disorder.
If your dental bonding does pop loose, become chipped, or otherwise get damaged, it can be quickly and easily repaired with a stop by our dental office.
Revitalize Your Smile With Our Comprehensive Cosmetic Services in Miami
If you have concerns with the look of your smile that keep you from feeling confident in showing it off, we strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at ONE Dental. We can examine your teeth and talk with you about your goals and treatment expectations before recommending a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan designed to help you reveal your most radiant self.