Dental bonding is a very standard solution to enhance discolored, chipped, or fractured teeth. Imperfect teeth can bring down your self-esteem. It can make you hide your smile while surrounded by the company of people.
At Shepherd Dental PC, we can help fix your teeth impairments with dental bonding. It is one of the least invasive dental procedures available today that can help restore your teeth and smile once again.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a tooth-colored putty material that can be applied to your teeth to fix minor issues. They are custom-made in labs and are planned to match the color of their existing natural teeth. This helps the bonding material to blend in effortlessly with your other teeth, giving them a uniform appearance. Dental bonding helps rectify slightly decayed teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, and teeth with significant gaps between them.
How Does the Dental Bonding Procedure Work?
Dental bonding is a simple procedure and typically does not require the use of anesthetics. We will start by assessing your tooth condition to help us decide if bonding is the right option to correct your tooth problem.
If tooth decay is your concern, we will need to prepare the tooth by extracting the decay. This may involve using anesthesia, as the decayed portion of the tooth has to be removed. In case of cracked or chipped teeth, we will have to roughen up the tooth to adhere to the bonding material. After the tooth is sufficiently prepared, we will apply the bonding resin to the affected areas. Then we will mold the resin to give it the shape of your natural tooth.
How to Care For Dental Bonding
A few precautions should be taken after the placement of the dental bonding. Fortunately, the resin is relatively durable so that you can go about most of your everyday routine, except for tough foods. But with bonding, you have to be extra vigilant as they are easily prone to staining. Hence, avoid teeth-staining foods. If you consume any of these foods, rinse your mouth with water to prevent staining your dental bonding.
Brush and floss your teeth meticulously, including the bonded teeth. Any food particles or bacteria that get left behind can cause infections, decay, or gum disease. If the bonded tooth is affected, you may begin to notice the difference in your tooth, making it more evident that you have had dental restorations done.
If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, visit our office, Shepherd Dental PC, at 235 E Hildebrand Ave #100, San Antonio, TX 78212, or call at (210) 820-0400 and schedule an appointment.