Cosmetic dentistry can help you fall in love with your smile again. At McDonald DDS, we offer dental bonding for patients that have discolored or damaged teeth that makes their smile unsightly. Bonding is non-invasive and is an effective way to improve your smile in just a few appointments. If you have minor issues with your smile, dental bonding may be the perfect way to fix it.
How Bonding Works
Dental bonding is a resin that sits on the top of your enamel. It hides the issues that your enamel experiences, whether stains, large gaps, or chips in your teeth. Our dentists are experts at choosing dental bonding for the appropriate situations, ensuring that you have a bright, white smile that looks perfect when we are done. Because it is non-invasive, you can get this correction in a short amount of time, walking out of our office with a brand new smile.
Dental bonding requires little work, with the exception of preparing the teeth to accept the resin bonding. We must remove a small portion of your tooth’s enamel for the bonding to have room to adhere to the teeth effectively. We must also roughen the surface for the same reason – to give the bonding a surface it can stick to.
Our lab custom creates the resin for your teeth so that you have a uniform look in your mouth. The resin (putty) will have the same color as your surrounding teeth. When our dentists apply it to your affected teeth, they will shape it to look just like your other teeth as well. In other words, no one will know that you have any cosmetic dentistry in your mouth.
Using Your Dental Bonding
Once you have dental bonding, you do have a few precautions you must take. While technically a strong material, dental bonding cannot withstand excessively hard foods. It can crack if you are not careful. If this does happen, our dentists can easily fix the issue, replacing the resin with a new one, but knowing that you should be careful can help you avoid this situation.
You should also avoid foods that are known to stain, such as berries, coffee, and soda. If you do eat or drink any of these substances, make sure to rinse your mouth out with water and/or brush your teeth right away. If the resin stains, you cannot get it white again, like you would your natural enamel, which is why watching what you consume is important.
Dental bonding is the least invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure we offer. We help patients correct his or her smile with this procedure all of the time. We also offer dental crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening as other options. Our dentists are experts in determining which option will provide you with the best and longest lasting results.
If you are ready to discover your options for cosmetic dentistry including dental bonding, call McDonald DDS at (469) 649-0699. We look forward to helping you soon.