Father and Daughter Smiling after Teeth Bonding

Teeth Bonding for Smile Makeovers on Father’s Day

Your father, husband, or brother has been struggling with teeth gaps? Treat him to a teeth bonding consultation during this Father’s Day.

Gaps on the teeth is a problem that is common among men. It sometimes makes them feel less confident and lowers their self-esteem. Teeth bonding is an effective way you should consider when correcting this problem. A single visit to Beautiful Smiles Family Dentistry this Father’s Day would be helpful to your father, husband, brother, or even your son.

Dental bonding is a procedure used to close teeth gaps using composite resin. This procedure aims to restore and improve your smile.

Who Are the Legible Candidates for Teeth Bonding?

Before performing a bonding procedure at Pompano Beach, we consider some factors. The following are the factors:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Teeth that are chipped
  • Uneven teeth

Purposes of Teeth Bonding

Restoring and enhancing smiles is the main purpose of bonding teeth. However, there are other reasons for carrying out this procedure. Below are the reasons:

  • Closing spaces between teeth
  • Changing the shapes of the teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • It is also used as an alternative for cosmetic amalgam fillings
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Protecting tooth rot portions exposed after the gum recedes

Teeth Bonding Procedure

Preparation for bonding is always the first step of this procedure. Your dentist will first choose a shade of composite resin using a shade guide. Anesthesia is not always used unless he or she requires to drill a decayed tooth for filling. The dentist uses a filling to restore the shape of teeth that is decayed.

Your dentist will then use a file to roughen the teeth. He or she will then apply a conditioning gel on the roughened surface. The rough surface and conditioning gel help composite resin to adhere to the surface.

The dentist applies composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. He or she then molds and smooths the composite resin on the surface of the teeth. Your dentist uses a blue light or laser to harden the composite material.

After hardening, he or she will then trim, shape, and polish the material to match the other teeth. A single tooth takes at least 30 to 60 minutes to be completed.

What Are the Pros and Cons of This Procedure?

Pros

  • Color. The primary advantage of teeth bonding is that you can request for a color that matches the color of your teeth perfectly. Your dentist matches the color of your teeth with the composite resin first before carrying out the procedure.
  • Relatively painless. Bonding is relatively painless and does not always require anesthesia. Anesthesia is only used in case the teeth have dental cavities that may require drilling. Drilling is necessary when the cavity requires to be filled. However, the pain is minimal, especially in shallow cavities.
  • Enamel. The enamel remains intact every time. Your dentist does not remove any amounts of the enamel before applying composite resin on the surface.
  • Time. Dentists carry out the procedure in a single day, and your loved ones will say goodbye to gaps in their dental formula.

Cons

Despite being beneficial, teeth bonding has some disadvantages. The following are the cons of having teeth bonds.

  • They are stain-resistant. They become visible after consuming foods that lead to discoloration.
  • They are susceptible to chipping and cracking. If you grind your teeth after bonding, the resin material is likely to crack. This leads to the development of a gap between the teeth. Hard foods increase the risk of chipping or cracking.

How Long Does Dental Bonds Last?

After a teeth bonding procedure, the bonds can last up to 10 years before being re-touched. However, their lifespan depends on your oral habits.

  • Avoid hard foods such as candy
  • Do not bite on your nails
  • Avoid drinking coffee, grape juices or other drinks that lead to stains
  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Floss at least once in a day
  • Do not chew pens on pencils
  • Make cleaning appointments twice a year with your dentist
  • In case your teeth get chipped or cracked make an appointment with your dentist immediately

Specialized Care After a Dental Bonding Procedure

Taking care of your teeth helps increase the lifespan of the dental bonds. After a teeth bonding procedure, Dr. Shana Francois recommends the following for your loved ones:

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