At Hebron Kentucky Dental, patients who have cracked, misshapen, or chipped teeth can undergo dental bonding as a corrective form of cosmetic dentistry. Dental bonding may also be used to correct unwanted spacing between teeth for a more esthetically pleasing smile.
At Hebron Kentucky Dental, dental bonding is safe, effective and relatively inexpensive. Improve your smile with just one visit!
The materials used in dental bonding can be described as a tooth-colored putty that enables your Hebron Kentucky Dental professionals to repair or esthetically improve your the look of your teeth. For example, shorter teeth can be made to look longer and the shape of the teeth can be altered/improved. In some cases where the gums have receded, dental bonding can be used to protect the tooth's root from exposure. This tooth-colored resin is also used to fill cavities resulting from tooth decay.
Dental Bonding Procedure
There is little preparation involved in the dental bonding procedure. It is unlikely that anesthesia will be necessary unless your dentist is using the resin to fill a decayed tooth. Your dentist will begin by selecting the proper composite resin shade for your tooth to achieve the most natural appearance possible.
The surface of the tooth will be roughened up a bit with an etch and a gentle phosphoric acid. This will enable the composite resin to adhere securely and will not hurt. The phosphoric acid is removed after about 15 seconds and the composite resin is applied. Your Hebron Kentucky Dental specialist will apply the composite resin in stages to the surface of your natural tooth and then sculpt it to the desired appearance.
Each time the layer of dental bond is shaped it will be hardened with a curing light, This process will be repeated until the desired results are achieved. The tooth will be finished with an appropriate solution to ensure that the dental composite doesn't dislodge or cause sensitivity.
Caring for you Dental Bonding
It is important to care for your teeth after undergoing direct composite bonding to ensure that your smile remains healthy and radiant for years to come. Following proper oral hygiene habits regularly such as brushing and flossing will keep your smile glowing. Also be sure to visit Hebron Kentucky Dental for regular cleanings and examinations.
Habits such as biting your fingernails, or chewing on hard object may cause the composite bond to chip or crack. If you notice any sharp edges on your teeth, or if you experience any abnormal sensation when biting down, notify your dentist.
If you are interested in dental bonding, contact Hebron Kentucky Dental today!