Dental bonding is often an excellent choice for people who want to instantly improve the appearance of their smiles. While bonding can dramatically improve a patient’s smile, it can also serve to protect teeth that have a tendency to be cavity-prone. The process involved is quick and easy, and can typically be completed in just a single visit to our Garland, TX, office.
What You Need to Know about Dental Bonding
When a patient chooses dental bonding – whether as a means to improve the appearance of his or her smile, or as a way to protect teeth from decay – Dr. Burnett will begin the process by simply applying a bonding material over the surface of the patient’s natural teeth. After that, he will use a specially designed light to harden the bonding material. The result is an absolutely beautiful smile almost instantly!
Is Dental Bonding the Right Choice for You?
As we mentioned before, bonding is a great way to protect cavity-prone teeth from decay. But it can also be used to repair minor imperfections in teeth – such as teeth that have gaps in between them, teeth that are misshaped, teeth that are chipped, or teeth that are badly stained and can’t be brightened using regular whitening products.
But there are some important things to remember about dental bonding. The bonding material can be stained, much as normal teeth can be. So people with bonded teeth should avoid foods and drinks that can stain their teeth. The bonding material can also be damaged, so people with bonded teeth should avoid foods that are sticky or hard. And bonding doesn’t last forever. Most people with bonded teeth will need to have them rebounded every 4 to 7 years or so.