How does dental bonding work?
Having a perfect smile can boost your confidence and make you look more attractive, but sometimes small blemishes can keep you from having the smile you deserve. Dental bonding provides a quick and aesthetically pleasing way to repair imperfect teeth. Keep reading to learn more.
Dental bonding is a relatively simple process. A composite, tooth-colored resin is custom applied to your teeth to reshape and rebuild them and correct cosmetic issues. This is a valuable option for people who only need to correct a few specific spots in their smile.
What issues can dental bonding correct?
Dental bonding is often used to correct problems caused by injury or trauma such as chipped or broken teeth. It can also be used to repair your teeth after enamel has eroded
Dental bonding can also be used to correct problems that aren’t caused by injury. For example, dental bonding is sometimes used to fill in gaps between teeth.
What should you expect?
Dental bonding can usually be completed in one visit to the dentist office. Your teeth will be measured and the dentist will create a resin that correctly matches the color of your teeth. Once the resin is prepared it will be applied to the tooth where it is needed and then shaped to create the right look. Then a special light is used to set the resin so that it stays in place and blends in correctly.
Recovery from this procedure is usually quick and many patients don’t experience pain. Because the dentist uses a special light to shape and set the resin, you can use your teeth like normal shortly after the procedure. As with all dental procedures, you should follow any specific instructions given by your dentist. If you experience mild pain or discomfort, you can relieve pain with a mild over the counter painkiller such as ibuprofen.
Dental bonding is a quick and effective way to correct small imperfections in your teeth and give you a smile you can show off with confidence. If you’d like to learn more about dental bonding schedule an appointment at O’Brien Dental Care.