Dental Bonding Wareham MA
Dentistry has developed interesting and effective technologies over the years. Your dentist can perform a variety of techniques to not only keep your teeth healthy but also help them look their best. If you are embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth, you no longer have to hide them in shame. Your dentist has the ability to restore imperfect teeth so that they are the best in terms of appearance and function. This is considered cosmetic dentistry. While there are many options, one of the least expensive ways to get the smile you desire is with dental bonding.
Dental bonding can fix common issues such as chips, discoloration and even large gaps between teeth. Bonding uses tooth-colored materials to fix minor imperfections or replace missing tooth structure. These materials are called composite resins, which are made of glass and plastic and are very strong. They come in various colors to match your other teeth and create real results.
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Because bonding does not require the use of a dental lab, it will not last as long as other cosmetic dentistry options such as dental veneers. This means they are not a permanent solution, but they can last 3-10 years with proper care. This is a good option for teens, who must wait until teeth are mature before choosing a more permanent option.
Is bonding the right option for you? The dentists at Wareham Family Dental can assess your smile and work with you to achieve the smile of your dreams. Call (508) 295-7476 to schedule a consultation.
The Bonding Process
Dental bonding is a simple procedure that takes just one visit to the dentist’s office. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, on average. The first step is to clean the tooth so it is free of plaque. The surface is then etched with an acidic gel that opens up tiny pores. The etching gel is then rinsed off and the liquid composite resin is painted on the tooth in a thin layer. This resin, which matches the color of the teeth, fills the pores to create a strong bond. The dentist then uses a special curing light to harden this bonding material. Then another layer is painted on. The bonded tooth may have multiple layers until it reaches the necessary thickness. It is then shaped to match the tooth and polished as a final result.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Care for your bonded teeth as you would your other teeth. Brush and floss daily. See your dentist twice a year for cleanings. Keep in mind that composite resin can stain, so avoid beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine. If you smoke, quit. The bonding may chip, so avoid biting your nails or using your teeth as scissors.
Contact Us Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, bonding may be able to help. Bonding is an effective way to fix cracks, chips, discoloration and spacing issues. Will it work for you? The dentists at Wareham Family Dental can assess your smile and help you understand your options. To schedule a consultation, contact our office today at (508) 295-7476.