Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. When you smile, your teeth become one of the most prominent features. Any flaws in your teeth, even minor ones, can have a significant impact on its quality, and on the impressions you make. Encino Cosmetic Dentistry can help to improve the appearance of your teeth and the quality of your smile, with bonding.
Minor Flaws that Can Make a Major DifferenceThere are some different flaws that, while small, can have a significant impact on the appearance of your teeth and your smile. These include:
|Small chips or cracks in your enamel.
|Gaps between teeth.
|Discoloration that does not respond to whitening.
What is Bonding?Bonding is a simple, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws. This is done using composite resin. Composite resin is a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. It is a versatile substance that we can shape and mold to meet numerous needs. With bonding, we can completely transform the appearance of damaged teeth, enhancing the beauty of your smile and boosting your confidence.
The Bonding ProcessThe process for bonding is quick, simple, and completely painless. It is also non-invasive. We do not need to alter your natural tooth structure in any way. We begin by cleaning the affected teeth. An acid etch then applied to the areas where the bonding will be applied. This etch creates a rough texture on your teeth, which aids in enhancing the bond between the composite resin and your enamel. The acid is washed off, and the teeth are dried.
We apply the bonding to your teeth and shape it to achieve the desired results. Once you are satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, we cure or harden, the material, leaving you with your beautiful new smile.
Protecting Your New SmileWhile bonding is an effective treatment for giving you your ideal smile, it does require some special considerations. For one, bonding can be chipped or cracked under too much pressure. It is important to avoid biting down on or chewing, anything exceptionally hard, including ice, popcorn kernels, your fingernails, or writing utensils. Also, bonding is porous, meaning that it can stain. Unlike your natural teeth, however, the material cannot be whitened. Instead, if you want to whiten your teeth, you will need to have the material changed. Other than these considerations, you can, and should, brush and floss the material just like your real teeth. Maintain routine dental visits as well to ensure your oral health and that the condition of your bonding remains good.
Benefits of BondingThere are many benefits associated with bonding. These include:
|Restoring, or enhancing, the appearance of your teeth, which then improves the quality of your smile.
|Treatment is completely non-invasive. We do not need to alter your tooth structure in any way or provide a local anesthetic.
|Fast treatment. Bonding can be applied in about 30 minutes.
|Affordable. Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments.
Bonding is an affordable and effective way to transform the appearance of your teeth and enhance the beauty of your smile. Call Encino Cosmetic Dentistry today at (818) 783-0408 to find out if it is right for you.