14 Oct Your Beginner’s Guide to Dental Bonding
There are several ways you can improve your smile at the dentist, but one of the fastest and more convenient ways is through dental bonding. Today our team is going to give you a brief look at dental bonding and how it can improve your smile instantly.
The term dental bonding refers to the process of your dentist attaching or bonding materials directly to your tooth to change its color or shape. Your natural tooth enamel fuses with the bonding materials to create a strong structure that feels like the original tooth.
When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures, dental bonding is one of the cheapest and easiest. The composite resin used in the procedure is shaped and polished to match your surrounding teeth, improving the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth.
This bonding material generally lasts for three to ten years, depending on the tooth and your oral hygiene habits. If the material becomes worn down your dentist will be able to touch up the tooth or replace the bonding completely.
Dental bonding tends to be more susceptible to chipping and staining. To keep your dental bonding in great shape avoid foods like coffee or tea and resist biting your nails or chewing on hard objects.
If you are considering dental bonding, give our office a call at 919-471-9106 with any of your questions or concerns.1