Repair Defects and Gaps in Your Teeth With Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a non-invasive process used to repair a tooth’s defect with a tooth-colored enamel-like plastic composite. Usually applied to chipped or discolored teeth, Dr. Renae Wilson reshapes, lengthens, and polishes newly bonded teeth so they match your teeth perfectly. The results are stunning and leave most of your natural tooth intact. Patients considering cosmetic dentistry appreciate that dental bonding is budget friendly and quick! Here are some dental bonding FAQs:
Dental Bonding FAQs
Is bonding painful?
The process of dental bonding is conservative, so very little tooth structure is altered and minimal drilling is required. That means we can often perform bonding without anesthesia. Dr. Renae Wilson puts your comfort first so you’ll have a pain-free experience.
Do bonded teeth stain or discolor?
Although you can achieve excellent results with bonding, the resin does stain over time. Coffee, colas, tobacco, red wine, and other staining agents will stain your bonded teeth just like your enamel.
How should I care for my bonded teeth?
For the first 48 hours after your dental bonding procedure, avoid eating or drinking foods that can stain: coffee, tea, dark cola, red wine, or tobacco. After that, care for your bonded teeth like you would your regular teeth. Brush them often, floss, and come in for regular cleanings. Avoid biting into hard things such as ice cubes or hard candy. And refrain from chewing on fingernails, pens, pencils, or other objects. These can damage not only bonded teeth, but also your regular teeth. Bonding can last anywhere from 4 to 10 years, but longevity depends on many factors, including proper home care, diet, and your chewing habits.
How long does bonding take?
We complete most bonding procedures in one visit. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure. We use a conditioning gel on the tooth surface to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The composite resin is then applied and cured with an ultraviolet light. Dr. Renae Wilson then shapes and polishes the resin to its desired shape and shine. And wow!
Sometimes it’s just a small fix that makes all the difference. Cosmetic dental bonding is perfect for those small fixes. Please give us a call at 619-588-2420 if you have any questions, or request an appointment.