Do you wish you could enhance your smile but think that you can only accomplish that with expensive dental procedures that take years to complete? Most people are under this misconception. The truth is many people can improve their smiles through simple techniques. At the dental offices of Dr. Paul Burns, serving El Dorado AR, we want to provide you with all the information you need so you can make the best dental choices. Keep reading to find out what you should know about cosmetic dental bonding.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a procedure that uses a composite resin application, which is custom tinted to match your teeth. This application can help to correct problems such as
- Teeth gaps
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
In addition to these, tooth bonding can also help protect teeth when the gum line is receding.
Patients find teeth bonding to be a great alternative to veneers. Tooth bonding is less expensive and less invasive than veneers.
What to Expect During The Procedure
Cosmetic dental bonding can generally be completed in one office visit. You will arrive at Dr. Paul Burns’s office with your teeth clean and flossed. The resin will be prepared the day of your procedure to make sure the colors match your natural teeth’ color.
If the teeth need smoothing down, local anesthesia will be administered to make you more comfortable. During surface repairs, this will not be necessary.
The dentist will roughen up the surface of the tooth to make the resin stick better. After this, the resin will be applied and molded to correct the issues you are hoping to fix. The resin will then be set using a special light. Last, of all, the resin will be smoothed and trimmed until it matches your other teeth.
How to Care for Bonded Teeth
If you feel any tooth or gum sensitivity, you can use over-the-counter pain medicine. Your bonded teeth will require the same care as your regular teeth, floss once a day and brush twice a day.
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