Dental bonding is a cosmetic alternative to fillings and veneers. Bonding material can be used to repair chipped, cracked, gapped, discolored, or misaligned teeth. Call The Dental Co. of Leesburg today to find out if bonding is right for you.
Tooth bonding is an affordable and very versatile cosmetic dentistry approach. It can conceal many imperfections on one tooth. Bonding can also be placed on several teeth for a variety of purposes. Patients who choose bonding over other restorative options do so because there is no need for tooth preparation. What’s more, there’s no pain or other risks involved. There is no need for numbing agents or anesthesia. Therefore, the bonding procedure is quick, easy, and super safe.
To learn more about tooth bonding, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with your Leesburg dentist. During that visit, you will receive a dental exam to determine if bonding is an effective and safe option for you. If discoloration is an issue on multiple teeth, professional cleaning may do the trick. For larger cracks and chips that have weakened the tooth structure, a crown may be the better solution. In those cases, a dental crown will provide support and prevent further damage in the future. What’s more, crowns are best for restoring the back molars.
The bonding material is most often applied to front tooth surfaces for aesthetic reasons. In addition, anterior teeth do not sustain the same intense chewing forces as back teeth.
To prepare the treatment area, the surface is lightly etched, and a conditioning gel is applied. Then the resin is placed and shaped by your Leesburg dentist. Once the bonding has hardened, it is trimmed and polished to a natural sheen.
Typically, only on the visit is required to place dental bonding. In this time, your smile can be improved dramatically. But since composite material is not stain-resistant, it is important to avoid highly pigmented foods and drinks. Also, keep up with your good oral hygiene practices and routine dental cleanings.