Your smile has needed an upgrade for a while now and you just haven’t been sure how you are going to do it. There are crowns and veneers to consider, but dental bonding could be the way to go.
Dental bonding, aka cosmetic bonding, is thought by most dentists to be best-suited for small cosmetic changes, short-term correction of cosmetic problems, or addressing misshaped teeth in areas of very low bite pressure, such as your front teeth.
You decide to do your research on dental bonding before investigating other options. What are the benefits? Read on to find out if it’s right for you.
Why Would You Select Dental Bonding Treatment?
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied and hardened with a special light, which “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve someone’s smile. Potential reasons to have dental bonding done include:
- To repair decayed teeth by filling cavities
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close spaces between teeth
- To make teeth look longer or change their shape
- To protect a portion of an exposed tooth root when gums recede
What are the Advantages of Dental Bonding?
Especially when considering your bank account, dental bonding presents a strong case.
- One of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures
- Little preparation is needed
- Can usually be done in one office visit unless three-plus teeth are involved
- Anesthesia is usually not required
- Less enamel is removed compared to veneers or crowns
What are Important Actions to Make Dental Bonding Last?
To keep your new and improved smile in pristine condition for as long as possible, it’s of the utmost importance that you care for it properly. That starts with practicing good oral hygiene, like brushing twice a day, and extends to avoiding bad habits, such as biting your fingernails. It’s also a good idea to avoid dark-colored beverages, limit foods that contain copious amounts of sugar, and visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
Dental bonding is an affordable, relatively simple way to upgrade your smile, but it may not be the optimal choice for everyone. A consultation with your dentist can help you decide!
About the Practice
At Dental Expressions, we provide efficient and comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. We have two dentists serving patients five days a week. Dr. Colin Holman previously served as the Dental Director at the Kickapoo Tribal Health Center. Dr. Jon Holman joined the Dental Expressions family to best serve patients in the Oklahoma City metro area. Both men are members of the American Dental Association, which ensures they stay up to date on the latest technology and techniques. To schedule a consultation for dental bonding or to inquire about our other services, visit our website or call (405) 735-6600.