How to Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Bonding

How to Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Bonding

February 1, 2022

The aesthetics of your smile influences a big part of your facial appearance. Therefore, if you are looking to improve your general appearance, perhaps the first thing to ask yourself is how you can rejuvenate your smile. Thankfully, procedures like dental bonding are perfect quick fixes for transforming smiles.

What Is Dental Bonding All About?

Dental bonding is a process that molds composite resin to improve the appearance of teeth. Cosmetic dentists use dental bonding because of its versatility in handling certain dental flaws to achieve a perfect smile. Ideally, if you have any reservations about the appearance of your teeth, chances are very high that your dentist in Poway can use dental bonding near you to improve your smile.

​Who Needs Dental Bonding?

At North County Dental Group, we encourage our patients to come in for a dental consultation that will help them learn about the available options to transform their smiles. Technically, anyone can benefit from dental bonding procedures, as long as they have some flaws on their teeth that need fixing. Some of the factors that are correctable with dental bonding include the following:

  1. Spaces between teeth – these are small spaces that gap your smile, even though all your teeth are intact. The spaces are due to irregular teeth shapes and orthodontic issues of improper jaw alignment.
  2. Unusually short teeth – whether due to developmental deformities or enamel erosion, short teeth are unattractive when you smile. They can make your gums appear larger than they are, giving the illusion that you have a gummy smile.
  3. Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth – after a dental injury, you may have one or more of your teeth cracked, chipped, or broken. It is not an appealing sight, especially when the affected teeth are in the front of your mouth.
  4. Discolored teeth – some patients prefer dental bonding for whitening teeth instead of professional teeth bleaching options. Besides, some stains on teeth are too stubborn to respond to enamel bleaching approaches.
  5. Crooked teeth – when teeth erupt in the wrong direction, you can have one or more crooked teeth. Instead of wearing braces to reposition your teeth, dental bonding can help restore the alignment and appearance of your crooked teeth. It works for teeth contouring for unusually shaped teeth.
  6. Decayed teeth – as an alternative to silver fillings or amalgams, composite bonding can help repair a decayed tooth.

​How is Dental Bonding Done? 

The versatility of dental bonding in dentistry does not mean it is a complex procedure. Instead, dental bonding is an easy process that your dentist can complete in minutes.

In many cases, dental bonding procedures are painless. However, when used as dental fillings for decayed teeth, the dentist may need to use local anesthesia to numb your mouth before beginning. The numbing will ensure you have a painless treatment as the dentist cleans your teeth to remove the decayed bits.

Typically, the dentist begins your treatment by roughening the surfaces of your teeth using a conditioning liquid. Roughening is vital as it prepares your tooth for proper adhesion of the composite material. Next, the dentist begins the application process of the composite bonding. The resin is usually putty-like, making the application quite effortless. The dentist has to mold and shape the composite resin on your tooth before hardening it with laser light that works more quickly than air drying. The composite material will harden to mimic the nature of your natural teeth. Your dentist  in Poway will then have to remove any excess material and polish the tooth to complete the treatment.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

  1. – Painless procedure where numbing is often not necessary.
  2. – A quick solution to dental issues that would otherwise take much more time and resources to correct.
  3. – Natural-looking results due to the tooth-colored nature of the composite material used.
  4. – Versatility in correcting multiple dental issues.

​Aftercare Measures After Dental Bonding

When it comes to caring for your mouth after dental bonding, you should treat your bonded teeth like your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily, following the instructions provided by your dentist.

Contact our team at North County Dental Group today to schedule a consultation.

In-House Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Jackie Calcagno is our in-house pediatric dentist at North County Dental Group in Poway. She completed a residency in pediatric dentistry after graduating from dental school. Because of her experience and training, Dr. Jackie has a special touch with children, and understands how best to cater to their specific needs.

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