Whether it's a chip in your tooth or a small gap between your teeth, imperfections can cause you anxiety about your smile. Many of the options to fix these issues can be expensive and time consuming. However, dental bonding is an affordable and fast option to make your smile a little brighter.
At Woodland Lakes Dental Studio, we strive to give you the best smile we possibly can. Dr. Gabriel Polo is an expert in dental bonding and can answer all of your questions about making your smile great.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a type of treatment for small imperfections in your teeth. We use a composite resin to cover up any small problem areas. Some of the reasons you may need dental bonding include:
- Small cavities
- Discolored teeth
- Small gaps in between teeth
- Reshaping teeth
- Lengthening teeth
Dental bonding usually only takes about an hour if you only need a few teeth done. It's done right in our office. After matching the resin to the color of your teeth, we use a tool to file down the enamel on the teeth that need correcting. After applying the resin, we then trim and shape it to make it look perfect.
Before you leave, we polish the resin surface so it looks just like your other teeth.
Benefits of using dental bonding on your teeth
Although dental bonding can't fix every problem with your teeth, it does have a lot of benefits compared to other dental procedures. One of the biggest benefits is that it can be done in one office visit, unlike crowns or veneers that can require multiple visits. You're usually in the office for about an hour or less.
Dental bonding is also one of the easiest procedures and is very inexpensive compared to other dental options. This makes it a very attractive alternative to more invasive procedures.
Another added benefit is that the procedure usually doesn't require anesthesia or local anesthetic unless you're having a small cavity fixed. This makes it a much easier procedure for you to deal with.
Other benefits to dental bonding are that it can last up to 10 years before it needs to be redone and only a minimal amount of your enamel is removed, where other treatments require much more of your enamel to be filed away.
Aftercare for dental bonding
After your dental bonding procedure, there really isn't any special care you need to take. Basic dental hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing can help keep your bonding safe and healthy.
There are a few things you should avoid to keep your bonding from getting damaged, such as chewing on ice, pens, or your fingernails. This can chip or damage the bonded surface. Also, avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco for two days after the procedure to prevent staining of the surface.
To learn more about dental bonding for your teeth, call our office in Conroe, Texas, at 936-271-3500 or book an appointment online today.