A smile can make a good or not-so-good first impression. If you have tooth decay, gaps, or misalignments afflicting your teeth that are stopping you from smiling or meeting people, dental bonding could help fix these concerns. This bonding process helps reverse the teeth’s imperfections and gives you a flawless smile. Dental bonding is a simple and efficient way to rectify those imperfections quickly.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding applies tooth-colored materials to the tooth's surface to alter its shape, position, and structure. Bonding may also correct and improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, spaced, or stained teeth. This process may be helpful for adults and for children and young teens that are still growing and not ready for more advanced cosmetic options.
The Advantages of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a customized dental procedure that provides benefits to patients. These advantages include:
Dental bonding is a relatively simple process when compared to veneers, fillings, implants, and others. You can have a new smile in less than an hour in just one visit at Stevens Creek Family Dentistry. There is little or no irritation after the process and you can go back to your daily routine immediately.
The bonding material can be easily shaped and polished to resemble the rest of your teeth. It is a popular option for fixing cracks or gaps, hiding stains, discoloration, or filling teeth after a cavity has been treated.
Dental bonding is not only fast and effective; it is also one of the most reasonably-priced dental procedures available. It does not burn a hole in your pocket while providing you the treatment.
Dental Bonding Procedure
The dental bonding process has three stages:
There is minimal preparation for dental bonding. Dr. Tracy Ngo will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and clean and floss them before they begin. She will also select a color that matches your teeth for the bonding resin.
The bonding procedure begins with a coarsening of the tooth's surface and the application of conditioning fluid. Next, the resin is smeared, molded, and then hardened with UV light. After completion, the hardened resin is polished to a fine gloss.
You may feel some minor sensitivity for a few days after dental bonding. Sometimes gargling with a fluoride mouth rinse helps with sensitivity. You should also brush and floss twice a day as per your routine.
Dr. Tracy Ngo at Stevens Creek Family Dentistry in Santa Clara could help you get your gleaming smile back. Call us today at 408-261-8882 to schedule your dental consultation and learn more about dental bonding.