At National Dental Douglaston, we understand the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile. When you have imperfections in your teeth, even if they’re small, your smile is affected. With the use of a simple, painless procedure known as bonding, we can fix these minor imperfections, restoring the beauty of your smile.
WHAT DENTAL BONDING IS
Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a composite resin made up of fine glass mixed in a resin material to fix minor imperfections in your teeth. Composite resin is highly pliable and can be molded and shaped to meet a variety of different needs. It can be used to fix issues such as:
- Minor chips and cracks
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps between your teeth
- Filling cavities
A QUICK, SIMPLE PROCEDURE
Dental bonding is a fast, easy and completely pain-free cosmetic treatment that can be done in a single visit. Before we get started, we clean and dry your affected tooth. We prepare the tooth by applying an acidic gel. The acid creates a rough texture on your tooth, which will help the material to bond better. The gel is washed off, and your tooth dried again. We then apply the composite resin, shape it as needed and dry it with the assistance of a specialized light. When the material is dry, we polish it to a beautiful finish.
KEEPING YOUR SMILE BEAUTIFUL
Bonding does require a bit of extra care on your part. While it can, and should, be brushed just like the rest of your teeth, you should be careful with what you eat. Composite resin is not as strong as your natural enamel and is susceptible to damage. You should avoid biting down, or chewing, on anything especially hard, such as popcorn kernels, ice, your fingernails. Should your bonding experience damage, though, it is easily replaced.
The composite resin material can also stain. However, unlike your enamel, the material cannot be whitened, even with professional whitening treatments. Limit foods and beverages that can cause stains. You should follow meals and snacks with a glass of water. Moreover, if you use any tobacco products, quitting can help you avoid staining your new bonding.
Finally, regular brushing and flossing are essential, for your bonding and your overall oral health. You should brush and floss daily as well as have regular professional cleanings and exams. By taking appropriate care of your bonding, you can be assured that it will last you many years.
BENEFITS OF BONDING
If your teeth have been affected by minor imperfections, dental bonding is a fast, affordable cosmetic procedure that can restore the appearance of your smile. Contact National Dental Douglaston at (718) 557-9882 to schedule your consultation today!