When you smile, one of the first things that others take notice of is your teeth. Your teeth are a major factor in the quality of your smile. Any imperfections in your teeth, no matter how minor, can significantly affect your smile, your confidence, and the impressions you make. Raptou Family Dental can improve the appearance of your teeth, enhancing your smile, with dental bonding.
What is Dental Bonding?
There are several different minor flaws that can greatly impact the quality of your smile. These imperfections include:
Dental bonding is a quick, simple cosmetic treatment for improving the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws, greatly improving the quality of your smile. This is done using composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-colored substance that is made up of a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. It is incredibly versatile and can be shaped or molded to meet numerous needs, including repairing chips, filling gaps, and transforming the size or shape of your teeth.
How is Bonding Done?
Dental bonding is very quick and simple, taking only about 30 minutes to complete. It is also non-invasive and completely painless. There is no need for a local anesthetic. The process begins with cleaning your teeth. Next, an acid etch is applied to the areas where the composite resin will be placed. This acid etch works to create a rough texture on your enamel so that the composite resin will more effectively bond with your teeth.
The acid etch is washed off and your teeth are dried. We apply the composite resin and shape it to achieve optimal results. When you are satisfied with the appearance of your smile, the material is cured, or dried. You leave the office with a completely transformed smile.
Maintaining Your New Smile
Bonding is an incredibly effective treatment for improving the quality of your smile. However, there are a few considerations that you will need to keep in mind to maintain the beauty of your new smile. First, composite resin can chip or crack. Avoid biting or chewing on anything exceptionally hard, such as your fingernails or ice cubes. Do not use your teeth to open packages or remove tags. Should your bonding become damaged, it can be repaired.
Composite resin can also stain, just like your natural teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, however, the material cannot be whitened. If you want to whiten your teeth, you will need to have your bonding changed as well to ensure that your smile remains beautiful.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are many benefits associated with dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a quick, simple, effective treatment for greatly improving the quality of your smile. Call Raptou Family Dental today at (614) 427-0449 to schedule your consultation, and find out if bonding is the right solution for you.
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