Dental bonding is a very popular procedure to restore your smile quickly and painlessly. A tooth-colored resin is used to repair chipped, discolored or fractured teeth. Bonding can also help to elongate the appearance of teeth and is a fantastic cosmetic alternative to tooth fillings.
Why Dental Bonding?
Teeth bonding is considered by many to be the easiest and least expensive dental procedure. Using a composite resin helps your dentist shape and polish the bonding so it can match the look of your tooth as well as match the color of the surrounding teeth. Dental bonding also helps protect parts of a tooth’s root that may be exposed due to the recession of the gums.
Dental Bonding Procedure
The process of applying dental bonds is simple. Once a color of resin is determined by using a shade guide, the surface of the tooth is treated to allow the resin to bond to the tooth. The resin is shaped until the desired shape is achieved. After the hardening process, the final shaping and buffing occur to make the appearance of the bonding look just like a natural tooth.
Maintaining Your Dental Bonding
Aftercare is very simple. After the procedure, you will want to avoid any tooth staining foods or drinks for at least 48 hours after the process since the resin can be altered during that window. Coffee, tea, red wine, cigarette smoke and other teeth-staining items must be abstained from. Dental bonds should be treated just like other teeth and brushed accordingly. As always, get a professional cleaning every six months to ensure the continued natural appearance!
Do you have chips or discolorations in your teeth? Book an appointment with our Union City, NJ dental office to see if our cosmetic teeth bonding procedure is right for you!
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Dr. Jasmeet Khurana
Dr. Jasmeet Khurana received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association.