If your smile is less-than-perfect, dental procedures provide a wide variety of choices for repairing it. This is good news for those who have dealt with an unattractive smile that leads to feelings of low self-esteem and self-consciousness. Dental bonding is a popular choice for correcting an aesthetically displeasing smile. Although it is a very simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, it is not for everyone. You must take a moment to understand its requirements before considering this treatment option.
Bonding is one of the easiest and most inexpensive types of cosmetic dental treatments available. The materials used in dental bonding can be contoured and polished to match your surrounding teeth. In most cases, the procedure is used to improve the appearance of a chipped or discolored tooth. Bonding is also employed to minimize spaces between teeth, change the color or shape of teeth, or to make teeth appear longer. Bonding can even be used as a type of dental filling or to safeguard the root of the tooth that has been exposed due to gum recession.
Dental Bonding Procedure
The bonding procedure is actually quite simple and involves a minimum amount of preparation. We begin by using a guide to select the proper resin color that matches up with the color of your surrounding teeth. We then etch the surface of your teeth and apply a special cleaning solution that allows the bonding resin to affix to the tooth. We then apply the resin and mold it into the correct shape needed for your particular situation. After the resin is placed, contoured, and smoothed, we use an ultraviolet light to set the resin, which hardens it. After it has completely hardened, we can contour it and polish it until it most closely matches the overall texture and sheen of your natural teeth.
Suitable Candidates for Dental Bonding
The most appropriate candidates for a dental bonding procedure are patients with cosmetic smile problems. This does not include those who have excessive trauma or decay. It is for those patients with minor teeth issues like discoloration, a space between teeth, small chips, or minor enamel cracks. Since all of these problems do not necessitate major restorative work, they are appropriate treatment choices for a bonding procedure.
Good candidates for dental bonding have healthy teeth. Any tooth that is being considered for bonding that is chipped, cracked, or discolored needs to have sound roots and enough enamel present.
If you would like to get started in setting up a dental bonding procedure for yourself, first visit Brevard Smiles in Indian Harbour Beach or Rockledge to find out if you are a good candidate. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!