Have you just chipped a tooth? Do you have a single discolored tooth that impacts the appearance of your smile? Dental bonding can help. Bonding treatment uses malleable, tooth-colored composite material to cover dental injuries, stains, and other cosmetic imperfections. Tooth bonding is an economical alternative to dental veneers for patients with smaller areas of discoloration or damage. Dr. Mia offers cosmetic dental treatment with teeth bonding in Burke, VA.
Benefits of Tooth Bonding Treatment
There are many advantages to dental bonding treatment. Bonding offers:
- Uniform lengthened teeth
- Brighter tooth enamel
- Quick treatment times
- Tooth-colored materials
- Seamless results
Consider tooth bonding if you have injured teeth, stains, or large gaps between teeth. Dental bonding offers a more economical option for patients with smaller cosmetic imperfections.
Teeth Bonding in Burke, VA
Before treatment, we ensure that patients are in good oral health. We will clean the smile and then prepare the treated teeth. Our team may apply a roughening liquid to create the proper surface for the bonding material. The biocomposite needs a clean, prepared surface to work properly.
Then, we shape and mold the bonding material. We color-match the biocomposite to match the smile. Then, we apply the bonding material to the teeth. We also ensure the material looks natural and feels comfortable for the patient. Finally, we harden the material with a curing light and polish the treated teeth.
What Can Bonding Treat?
Tooth bonding is popular because it can treat so many different conditions. It’s able to take care of everything that porcelain veneers can, but in a more affordable package. Bonding is one of the most affordable procedures that a dentist offers. It doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers, which is part of why it’s so affordable. Wheny you take care of it properly, it can still last anywhere from 3-10 years. It can also treat conditions on children, because it’s completely removable and reversible.
Traditional whitening treatment is the go-to when you want a brighter smile. However, it doesn’t always work on certain types of staining. We can make bonding material any shade of white that the patient desires. If you get tooth whitening and have one stubborn tooth that doesn’t cooperate, we can shape bonding material to completely cover the tooth and be the right shade.
Since bonding material is flexible, we can mold it into any shape. If your tooth chips, breaks, or cracks, bonding material can be molded to replace that damaged section. This helps both the appearance of your smile and your oral health. A broken tooth leaves exposed nerves that can cause a lot of pain when you’re trying to live your life. Bonding helps eliminate that sensitivity.
Each time we use bonding material, things are handcrafted. We can shape it into any shape that’s needed. If you have small gaps between your teeth, bonding material can close those gaps. Your smile will still appear natural and even throughout, because we shape it to look perfect with the rest of your teeth.
Tooth Bonding Aftercare
The only way to make your tooth bonding treatment last is to take care of it properly. If you’re disregarding your oral health, you aren’t going to have good results from bonding. Right after treatment, it will take time for you to get used to your bonding material. It’s going to feel a bit odd and different in your mouth at first, but you’ll get used to it with time.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. When you’re choosing a toothburgh, make sure you’re going for soft bristles. Hard and medium bristles are abrasive on the bonding material and can damage it. This is also true if you’re brushing with an abrasive toothpaste or using floss sticks instead of just regular dental floss. Abrasive toothpastes include those that have activated charcoal. When you’re using mouthwash, avoid those with ethanol, as these can erode bonding matieral.
In your daily life, avoid directly biting down on foods that are hard, like pretzels or hard candy, with the bonding material. It can chip it. You want to make sure you’re only using your teeth for their explicit purpose, too. Don’t try to tear things apart or open bottles with your teeth. This can damage both bonding material and the natural structure. Chewing pens and biting your nails can have the some effect.
Try Tooth Bonding Today
Do you have small cosmetic dental problems but don’t want extensive, complicated treatment? Call Smiles by Mia for dental bonding treatment at (571) 789-1265. You can also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Mia online. Do not hesitate to ask questions about dental bonding or other cosmetic dental options. Our dentists are here to help.