The Smile Home – Dental Bonding
When you experience an injury to your mouth that results in a cracked, chipped, or discolored tooth, your quality of life can be affected. After all, who can look and feel their best with an imperfect smile? Fortunately, Dr. Carrillo and the trusted team at The Smile House can restore the health and beauty of your smile quickly and easily with dental bonding. If you are suffering from a minor oral concern that has had a big impact on the function and appearance of your mouth, check out these facts from The Smile House to learn more about dental bonding and see how it could benefit you.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a fast, convenient, affordable dental procedure used to repair cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth. During your tooth bonding procedure at The Smile Home, Dr. Carrillo will apply a tooth-colored composite resin to repair one or more damaged teeth and instantly improve your smile.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
Dental bonding is not as strong as your natural teeth. Because of this, the lifespan of your dental bonding can vary greatly depending on where in your mouth the bonding is located as well as how well you care for it. Usually, cosmetic teeth bonding can last anywhere from five to ten years and will need eventually need to be replaced in order to continue looking natural. To get the most out of your dental bonding, it’s best to:
- Avoiding chewing on hard things, such as ice, pens, and fingernails
- Limit your consumption of foods that can stain the resin, such as red wine and coffee
- Don’t use tobacco
Does Bonding Look Natural?
Patients love dental bonding because the results look as good as your natural teeth. In more circumstances, people will not be able to distinguish the tooth bonding from your natural teeth.
What is the Difference Between Veneers and Bonding?
Like dental bonding, dental veneers are a natural-looking way to improve the appearance of one’s smile. However, there are some significant differences between the two. Veneers consist of thin porcelain shells that fit over the surface of one’s teeth to improve imperfections, such as the color, shape, or length of a tooth. Additionally, they are stronger, more durable, and last longer than dental bonding, often lasting for a lifetime when properly cared for. Typically, dental bonding is a better option for patients with small imperfections in a healthy mouth, while veneers are better suited for more significant oral health concerns.
Why Would I Need a Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding works best for patients who have relatively healthy mouths but have experienced a minor injury, such as a crack, chip, or discoloration. It’s important to note that if you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, you should have them whitening prior to your bonding treatment since Dr. Carrillo will match the resin to the natural color and your teeth and it cannot be whitened after it’s applied.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Bonding?
There are a number of benefits to undergoing a dental bonding procedure, including:
- Improving the appearance of one or more damaged teeth
- Minimally invasive; your tooth is not altered in any way
- Fast and convenient; receive results in as a little as one appointment
- Virtually pain-free without the use of anesthetics
- Long-lasting results, often up to ten years
You don’t have to live with an imperfect smile for another day. With the help of a dental bonding procedure, you can be well on your way to sharing your beautiful smile with the world again in no time. Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Carrillo at The Smile Home today.