Your smile is the first thing that others notice about you, and it can say a lot. Your teeth are a very prominent component of your smile. Any flaws in your teeth, no matter how minor, can have a significant impact on their appearance and the quality of your smile. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we can restore the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile, with bonding.
What is Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses composite resin to improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws including
Composite resin is a tooth-colored material made up of plastic, fine glass, and other substances. It is a versatile material that can be molded and shaped many different ways to help achieve the desired results. Once it has been cured or hardened, the material blends in perfectly with the rest of your natural tooth structure. The affected teeth look perfectly natural, and your smile is greatly improved.
What is the Process for Bonding?
The process for bonding is completely non-invasive. There is no need for a local anesthetic, and we do not need to alter your teeth in any way. The process is also very quick, generally taking 30 minutes to complete. We begin by thoroughly cleaning your teeth. Next, an acid etch is used to create a rough texture on your tooth enamel. This helps to strengthen the bond between the composite resin and your teeth. The acid is washed off, and your teeth are dried. The composite resin is applied and shaped to help achieve the desired appearance. Once you are satisfied, the composite resin is cured using a special light. Finally, the material is polished smooth.
Does Bonding Require Special Care?
Bonding is an effective treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth. It is important that you take care of it, though, so that it continues to provide you with a beautiful smile. While effective, bonding can chip or crack. Avoid biting or chewing on anything too hard, such as ice or your fingernails. You should also keep in mind that composite resin can stain, just like your natural teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, however, bonding cannot be whitened. Instead, if you want to whiten your teeth, your composite resin will need to be changed. Continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly and have your teeth regularly cleaned and examined.
Benefits of Bonding
Bonding provides several benefits. These benefits include
With bonding, we can restore a natural appearance to your teeth, which can greatly enhance the beauty of your smile and provide you with a boost of confidence. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 today.