Even having a small chip or crack in your tooth can be discouraging at times, and having the perfect smile may seem impossible. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.
As a solution, our team at 2K Dental offers dental bonding, which is a quick and easy way to restore teeth with small imperfections. This type of cosmetic dentistry procedure is an effective restorative option that also requires no downtime.
Dental bonding explained
Dental bonding uses a putty-like substance that’s matched to the teeth around it and shaped to the tooth or teeth being restored. After the material is shaped, it’s cured to harden it into place, covering flaws or protecting weak spots beautifully.
The end result of dental bonding should give you a full, color-matched set of teeth. This means that you won’t need to get any type of tooth implant or other more expensive procedure done. Dental bonding is one of the most inexpensive cosmetic dentistry treatments on the market.
When should consider dental bonding
If you have yet to achieve that perfect smile you’ve wanted, dental bonding could be for you. While you can’t replace a missing tooth with this option, it’s helpful for correcting minor cosmetic issues that you’re dissatisfied with aesthetically as well as repairing teeth for improved oral health.
Making cosmetic changes
When you’re not happy with how your smile looks, dental bonding can:
- Fix chipped and cracked teeth
- Correct misshapen teeth
- Lengthen teeth that you feel are too short
- Brighten stained teeth
Dental bonding can even fill in small gaps between two of your teeth.
Correcting oral health problems
Beyond making aesthetic changes to your teeth, dental bonding can help repair any early signs of decay or protect any tooth roots that may be exposed. This treatment option gives you the ability to better protect your smile and avoid procedures down the road that may be more expensive or invasive.
The results of dental bonding
The hardened resin becomes a part of your tooth and blends in perfectly with the rest of your smile. Generally, dental bonding can last anywhere from a few years to a decade.
To extend the life of your dental bonding, keep food like hard candies and ice to a minimum. You can also protect your dental bonding by avoiding biting on your nails or writing instruments and never opening anything with your teeth.
In order to prevent your dental bonding from staining, it's best to drink liquids like cola, coffee, and wine in moderation.
And, of course, always make sure that you brush and floss your teeth twice daily.
To find out if dental bonding is your best option for the changes you want to make to your smile, contact 2K Dental today to make an appointment at the location near you.