Can dental bonding improve your smile?
Are you unhappy with your smile? It’s time to consider improving the appearance and function of your smile. Dental bonding could be just the thing your teeth need.
Dental bonding is an extremely versatile cosmetic dental procedure that uses composite resin to correct minor imperfections in your smile. It’s a common treatment that is thankfully quick, easy, and quite comfortable to have done, making it an excellent way to improve the appearance of your teeth.
The composite resin is malleable, so Dr. Alhadef is able to shape it to meet your cosmetic needs. Using a combination of experience, skill, and artistry, he can treat a number of problems like:
- Spots from prior decay.
- Discolored teeth.
- Cracks or chips.
- Large gaps between teeth.
- Worn teeth.
- Mildly crooked teeth.
- Asymmetric or misshapen teeth.
Also, Dr. Alhadef can match the resin color to the shade of your teeth for a seamless look.
You won’t need any drilling, and bonding isn’t a surgical procedure either. Chances are you won’t even need anesthetic and Dr. Alhadef can complete the dental bonding in a single office visit. While dental bonding won’t solve every cosmetic dental problem, it is an efficient and cost-effective method of correcting many minor aesthetic issues.
What is the dental bonding procedure like?
To begin, Dr. Alhadef will roughen the surface of your tooth or teeth to allow the bonding composite to adhere better. To do that, he will carefully apply an acidic solution. Next, he will layer the composite on the area to be treated. Then he brings out a lamp specially designed to harden the bonding material after each layer is applied. Finally, Dr. Alhadef polishes the composite up making sure it matches the appearance of the surrounding tooth and teeth.
Will my dental bonding require special care?
In general, no. It is a good idea to refrain from brushing too vigorously immediately after your bonding is applied. Otherwise, all you need to do to care for your new smile is stick to a good oral hygiene routine.
How long will my dental bonding last?
Dental bonding usually lasts for about five to 10 years. If your bonding chips or breaks, Dr. Alhadef can easily apply touch-ups to restore your smile.
What are my options if I have severe dental cosmetic issues?
While dental bonding alone may not be able to correct severe cosmetic problems, Dr. Alhadef is a skilled physician with extensive experience and education in cosmetic dentistry. He’ll complete an evaluation of your situation and offer a complete plan of care. Veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics, or other treatments may be more appropriate in your case. Dr. Alhadef and his team will go over each option with you carefully so you can make the best possible choice for your precise dental needs.
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If you would like to learn more about dental bonding/tooth bonding and whether or not it is right for you, contact Dr. Alhadef today to schedule your initial consultation.