When you smile, you unconsciously send a message to those around you. The appearance of your smile can tell others a lot about who you are. Your teeth are a major component of your smile. When they are anything less than perfect, others will take notice, and any flaws can impact the impression you leave. Imperfections in your teeth can also significantly impact your confidence. This can lead you to avoid smiling, which can also unconsciously send a message. Even minor imperfections can play a major role in the appearance of your smile. At Winning Smile Dental Group, we can help to give you back your beautiful smile with dental bonding.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is done to correct a variety of minor imperfections in your teeth. The material used for bonding is a composite resin material, made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. The composite resin is extremely flexible before it is hardened, and can be molded to fit some different needs. It is also tooth colored, which means that it blends in beautifully with the natural enamel, creating a seamless restoration.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Dental bonding is used to fix a variety of minor dental imperfections, including:
Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding is a simple, straightforward procedure that can be completed in a single visit, usually in under an hour. It is completely painless, requiring no local anesthetic. We begin by cleaning and drying the affected teeth. Next, an acid etch is applied to the targeted areas. The acid creates a rough texture on the surface of the teeth, enabling the composite resin to bond more effectively with the teeth. The acid is then washed away, and the tooth dried a second time. The composite resin is applied to the tooth and shaped as needed to restore the appearance of your teeth. A special light is used to cure (dry) the material. Finally, it is polished to a beautiful finish. When the procedure is complete, there will be no telling that there were ever any imperfections in your smile.
Care of Dental Bonding
The composite resin used for dental bonding can withstand most normal daily wear, but it can easily be damaged. For this reason, some extra consideration will need to be taken. It is important to avoid biting on anything hard, like ice or your fingernails. You should also not use your teeth to open packaging. Other than these considerations, your bonding can and should be cared for just like the rest of your natural teeth.
Dental Bonding Benefits
There are several benefits of dental bonding:
Don’t let minor imperfections mar the beauty of your smile. Contact Winning Smile Dental Group at (224) 307-4977 to learn more about dental bonding and schedule your consultation today.