Dental bonding can be a restorative measure that can be more economical for repairs to your teeth and your cosmetic dentistry needs. In our location in Las Vegas, NV, the bonding material that is used is a tooth colored substance that is bonded to your teeth to cover up imperfections in your smile.
With proper care, dental bonding will last for three to seven years. Since they are often created from porous materials, tea, coffee, and red wine can stain the bonding material. In addition, cigarette smoke can cause a yellow coloration to be seen. Let’s take a look at some of the cosmetic imperfections that your dentist in Las Vegas, NV can fix with dental bonding.
- Bonding can replace the part of your tooth that is cracked or chipped. These accidents can occur from a fall, an accident, or an injury, and the tooth colored resin can create a natural look that you will not be able to tell is damaged.
- When you have a gap in your teeth, it can be an unsightly cosmetic issue that hinders your smile. Our general dentist can use dental bonding to make the gap between your front teeth smaller as well as make them more symmetrical in your mouth.
- Another imperfection that you may want to correct is discolored teeth. Some stains cannot be whitened professionally, so your dentist in Las Vegas can use dental bonding to brighten your smile and make your teeth appear whiter.
- Bonding can be used to make crooked teeth look straight. If you are a patient who just got your braces removed, your teeth may have stains on them that were caused by not being able to fully brush your teeth with the braces on. These stains will not just disappear, so sometimes the best orthodontic specialists will suggest using dental bonding after the braces are removed to give you the perfect white smile that you have been working towards.
How Dental Bonding Works
As you are preparing to get a dental bonding, there are a few steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the results that you need. If you are a smoker, many cosmetic dentistry specialists will suggest that you attempt to stop smoking before you get dental bonding done. If you continue to smoke, the habit will discolor the bonding material. Also, if you want to whiten your entire smile, it should be done before the bonding is in place so that the material matches your other teeth.
Once your teeth are the color that you want, you can select the color of the resin that best matches your smile. The surface of your tooth will be treated with phosphoric acid before the bonding material is applied to roughen the surface a bit. The bonding material is then placed on the tooth and molded into the correct shape. Once the material is in place, it can be shaped to the size that you need, which is when all of the inconsistencies in your tooth are covered up and forgotten.
Once it hardens, the surface of the material will be polished and buffed. The entire process is a quick procedure that should not take more than 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. It addition, the process is rather painless, so anesthesia is not necessary. Once the resin is set, you care for the bonding like you would a regular tooth by brushing and flossing every day.