If you are looking for teeth bonding near Dayton, OH, give Alex Bell Dental a call
Are you looking for a cost-effective solution to fix a cracked, chipped or discolored tooth? How about an answer for disguising any visible gaps in your smile? Dr. Daniel Cobb and his team at Alex Bell Dental in Centerville, OH have got a solution for patients near Dayton, OH in the form of cosmetic teeth bonding. Dr. Cobb and his team want you to have confidence in your smile, and sometimes that may not be possible due to an apparent flaw. Teeth bonding can bring your smile to the next level!
Teeth Bonding can be an effective solution to several different issues you may be experiencing, such as:
- Repairing a tooth crack caused by decay
- Restoring color to a discolored tooth
- Closing small gaps between teeth
Teeth bonding is an incredibly cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure compared to more expensive procedures such as crowns or veneers. It’s also very time efficient, requiring a single visit and usually taking anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. And because it requires no downtime or the use of any local anesthesia, in no time at all you will be back on your feet and out the door showing off your restored smile as you resume your daily routine.
What Is Teeth Bonding
Teeth bonding involves the use of a composite resin that is shaped and polished to closely match your surrounding natural teeth. While teeth bonding is typically used for cosmetic reasons, it can also be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings or to protect exposed roots caused by gumline recession. Once you’ve come into the office and Dr. Cobb has decided that teeth bonding is an appropriate solution for you, the process itself is very simple.
Composite resin will be chosen that closely resembles the color of your surrounding teeth first. Once the procedure begins, Dr. Cobb will gently abrade the surface of the teeth receiving the bonding to create a slightly rough surface before a conditioning liquid is applied that will assist the bonding material to adhere to the tooth.
Once the teeth are prepared, the resin (a putty-like substance) is then applied and molded to the appropriate shape before it is hardened using an ultraviolet light. Once the bonding resin has hardened, Dr. Cobb will apply finishing touches via final shaping and trimming. Finally, the newly bonded teeth will receive a polish to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface and surrounding teeth.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Caring for your newly bonded teeth is very easy. The first 24 to 48 hours are very important. Eating and drinking foods that can stain the bond should be avoided during this time. This includes tea and coffee. Also, please avoid smoking during this time as the smoke will stain the bond. Normal oral care and routine cleanings are the best way to ensure that your bonds keep up appearances over time.
It’s also important to remember that bonded teeth are not going to be as strong and durable as your natural, non-bonded teeth. The material can chip so it’s best to avoid habits like biting your fingernails or chewing on ice and other hard food.
If you take proper care of your bonded teeth, the bonding material should last you several years before needing repair. If there is anything else needed, Dr. Cobb will provide further instructions before you leave the appointment.
Your smile is beautiful and unique. Dr. Cobb wants each patient who walks out his door to have the confidence to show off their smile. An investment in cosmetic dentistry is an investment in self-satisfaction. Please call our Centerville, OH office today at (937) 200 8300 to schedule a consultation.Back to Cosmetic Dentistry Page