First impressions are important. A major component of your first impression is your smile. When you smile, one of the first things people notice is your teeth. Flaws in your teeth, even very small ones, can significantly impact the quality of your smile, and your confidence. At Essen dentistry, we can improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws with bonding.
There are some different minor flaws that can significantly impact the appearance of your teeth and your smile. These include:
Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic treatment that is performed to improve the appearance of teeth affected by these minor flaws, greatly enhancing the beauty of your smile. Bonding involves the use of a material called composite resin. This is a tooth-colored material that is made up of plastic, fine glass, and other substances. When it is first placed, composite resin is soft and malleable. We can shape it in many different ways, allowing us to fill in chips, eliminate gaps, and completely transform the size and shape of a tooth.
The process of bonding is simple and quick, typically only taking 30 minutes to complete. It is a completely painless process, and there is no need for a local anesthetic or any type of sedation. We begin by cleaning your teeth. We then apply an acid etch to the treatment areas, where the bonding will be placed. This acid etches a rough texture on your enamel and is done to enhance the bond between the composite resin and your natural teeth.
We wash the acid etch off of your teeth and dry them thoroughly. Next, the composite resin is applied to your teeth and shaped as needed to achieve the desired appearance. Once you are satisfied with the look of your teeth, a special light is used to cure, or dry, the composite resin. You leave the office with a completely transformed smile.
Bonding can, and should, be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. While the material can withstand most normal daily use, it is important to keep in mind that it can be damaged if you bite down on anything too hard, including food, fingernails, and other objects. Bonding can also stain. Unlike your natural teeth, however, it cannot be whitened. It is important to take care to avoid staining.
Bonding provides many benefits.
Bonding is a quick, simple procedure that can completely transform the appearance of your teeth, enhancing the beauty of your smile and boosting your confidence. Call Essen Dentistry today at (772) 210-7610 to learn more and find out if bonding is the right cosmetic solution for you.