Sometimes, the smallest things can make the biggest difference. This includes issues that affect your smile. Tiny chips or cracks, the slightest gaps, or the smallest size variations can all affect your smile in such a way that you might be embarrassed by it. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a major procedure to fix these issues. At Victor Nitu DDS, we can help to improve your smile bonding.
A Small Lift with Significant Results
You don’t need a drastic, invasive procedure to fix minor flaws. Instead, bonding offers a non-invasive procedure that is very simple and completely painless. It provides you with a sort of lift to improve your smile and your overall appearance.
Bonding involves the use of a resin material to achieve incredible results. This material is applied to the tooth, where it bonds to your enamel as it is hardened with a special light. Once hardened, the material is further shaped and polished for the best results. Because the material is tooth-colored, it provides a perfectly natural appearance. It only takes about 30 minutes, and your smile is completely made over.
What is Bonding Made Of?
When you get bonding, a composite resin material is used. This resin is a plastic material. It is tooth colored and available in several shades. We can use a color guide to select the best shade to match the actual color of your teeth. When the material is first applied, it is soft, which allows us to mold it to fit your specific needs. With the use of a specialized light, it hardens and becomes fairly durable.
Am I a Good Candidate for Bonding?
Those with minor dental imperfections are often good candidates for dental bonding. If you have a small chip, tiny crack, a slight gap, discoloration, or teeth that are just a little too small or strangely shaped, bonding can fix these issues. The material used for bonding is also the same that is used to fill small cavities. Bonding cannot be used to fix more significant damage. Larger damage, particularly damage that compromises your oral health, might require a treatment such as crowns. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we can help you to determine the best treatment to meet your needs.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Bonding?
Bonding is a perfectly safe procedure. It is also very effective. However, while bonding is fairly durable, it can easily be chipped or broken if you do things such as bite your nails, chew on pens or chew ice. It can also stain if you smoke or consume a lot of foods or beverages that are known for discoloring teeth. If the bonding material gets stained, it cannot be whitened. Avoiding these habits can help to ensure that your bonding lasts as long as possible. With proper care, your bonding can last 3 to 10 years. One of the great things about bonding is that if it gets damaged, it can easily be replaced.
For a non-invasive, simple procedure, bonding can provide you with incredible results. Call Victor Nitu DDS at (480) 536-8228 today to learn more.