Aesthetic Excellence: Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?

March 15, 2024

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Woman with brown eyes getting dental bonding

One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile, and if yours is flawed, it can leave you feeling less than worthy. You might find yourself avoiding conversations or social activities if you’re overly anxious about being judged. Fortunately, your dentist can mend or mask imperfections with cosmetic dental bonding. Before you can move forward with this treatment, though, you must first consult with them to ensure that it’s the best way to meet your needs. Keep reading to learn more about it so you can decide if dental bonding is a good fit for you!

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a technique your dentist can use to repair aesthetic issues in your grin. To do this, they apply a tooth-colored composite resin putty directly to your pearly white. Then, they mold it into the ideal shape before hardening it with a special curing light. It bonds to your enamel and can last 5 to 10+ years with the right care.

Typically, the process entire process from start to finish can be completed in a single, hour-long appointment, and costs less expensive than alternative treatments like porcelain veneers. Not only that but it also doesn’t require that a layer of your in

 be removed for it to fit properly like veneers do. That makes this both a cost-effective and highly convenient solution.

Who’s A Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?

If you’re interested in an efficient, non-invasive way to enhance your smile, then you likely would benefit from dental bonding. This method is a popular choice for those who have teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, misshapen, slightly crooked, or have minor gaps.

Your dentist will examine your mouth before proceeding, however, to ensure that you aren’t showing signs of dental problems. While they’re happy to help you rebuild your confidence by restoring your appearance, their main concern is your oral well-being. They’ll work with you to resolve any issues like tooth decay or gum disease first, and then move forward with your elected procedure.

Does Dental Bonding Require Special Aftercare?

Fortunately, taking care of your newly perfected pearly whites is simple and easy! You can keep your results longer by:

  • Brushing and flossing twice daily. Removing harmful bacteria and plaque buildup keeps your mouth happy and healthy.
  • Avoid grinding your teeth. If you have bruxism and subconsciously chomp down at night, ask your dentist if they can provide an oral appliance to protect your pearly whites.
  • Refrain from chewing inanimate objects like pen caps, fingernails, or ice because this can damage the resin.
  • Watch what you eat. Steer clear of overly hard, sugary, or acidic foods that can harm your grin.
  • Maintain regular dental visits. You should have a checkup every 6 months to allow your provider to ensure that your teeth and any dental work are all in excellent shape.

It’s easy to see how dental bonding can boost your self-confidence by addressing flaws so you can finally have the smile of your dreams!

About the Author

Dr. Rodney Allen has more than 20 years of experience providing a full range of services to patients of all ages under one roof. He attended the Stephen F. Austin State University for his undergraduate education and then pursued his doctor of dental surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry. Today, he works closely with his patients to help them build and maintain naturally healthy, beautiful smiles. He uses state-of-the-art technology to accurately identify problem areas and provide individualized solutions, including dental bonding. If you’re frustrated by flawed teeth and would like a consultation, you’re welcome to request an appointment on the website or by calling (720) 851-6784.

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