Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure used to repair chipped, broken, or cracked teeth. It may also be used to fix small gaps in teeth. Dental bonding can even help to lengthen a tooth that is smaller than others, resulting in a nice even smile. More affordable than porcelain veneers, dental bonding is a popular choice for people wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth with a quick, painless, affordable procedure. Read on to learn more about dental bonding in Toronto.
What is Involved in Dental Bonding?
There are no special steps you need to take or things you need to do to prepare for your dental bonding appointment. Just brush and floss your teeth normally before arriving for your appointment.
Your dentist will first select a shade of composite resin that will ultimately be applied to your tooth or teeth. The shade will match the rest of your teeth. If you’re having multiple, visible teeth bonded, you may opt for a shade lighter than your natural tooth color. But ask your dentist for their recommendation.
Your teeth will then be lightly etched to absorb a special liquid that will be applied to your teeth. This liquid helps the bonding material to stick to your teeth. Once the liquid has set, the chosen shade of plastic, putty-like resin will be applied to cover chips, reshape your tooth, or make your tooth larger (to fill in small gaps).
After the resin has cured, it will be smoothed, trimmed, and polished to blend with your other teeth. The entire dental bonding procedure is typically completed in a single office visit, allowing you to leave your appointment with most, if not all imperfections corrected. If you’re bonding many teeth, subsequent appointments may be required.
Your dental bonds should last several years, making tooth bonding a temporary fix. However, there are many benefits to dental bonding.
Tooth bonding does not damage your teeth. Dental bonding is also a virtually risk-free procedure that doesn’t even require local anesthesia. Moreover, most individuals who are free of active gum disease and tooth decay will be excellent candidates for dental bonding.
Caring For Your Bonded Teeth
The plastic resin used for dental bonding is a strong material, but unfortunately, it is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel. So you’ll need to take care of your dental bonds. Tips for caring for your bonded teeth include:
- Avoid chewing on hard foods or ice
- Limit stain-inducing foods and beverages such as coffee and red wine
- Avoid whitening your teeth as the bond color will not whiten
Should any dental bond chip, simply schedule an appointment to have it quickly and easily repaired. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth normally after dental bonding.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Today
Dental bonding is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure available. It can help you to feel more self-confident by correcting minor chips and flaws in your teeth. To schedule dental bonding or another cosmetic dentistry service such as Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or professional teeth whitening, call 416.910.1100.
For your convenience, Kingwest Dental Studio is open seven days a week. We also proudly offer virtual consultations.