Teeth are not always forever, no matter how well you care for them. Even if you try to keep them safe and perfect throughout your life, your oral health may get compromised. Things such as accidents, injuries, poor dental hygiene, and growing older all impact your oral health and the durability of your teeth.
Eventually, you could get a chip in your tooth, or you may even end up with a damaged tooth, but due to modern medicine and dental health advancements in the form of dental bonding, these issues can be alleviated with relative ease.
Dental bonding has many benefits compared to other restorative and aesthetic procedures, including being less expensive and providing quicker outcomes.
Dental bonding in Pasadena is a procedure that’s available in the Lovett, Splendid, and Haven Dental offices so please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can set up an appointment for you.
Dental bonding is the process of applying composite resin to the surfaces of teeth. The substance is made to look seamless and blend in with your natural teeth, completing your smile perfectly.
However, before we apply the resin, we’ll have to abrade your teeth a little bit. This ensures the best possible adhesion between the resin and the tooth, ensuring durability and long-lasting results.
Once the teeth are abraded, we will start applying the bonding agent and shaping it to fit your tooth’s shape naturally. After that, the dentist will cure the resin with a laser so it can harden and give the tooth a natural look and feel.
There’s one final step we will do before the procedure is complete - polishing the surface of the tooth so it blends in with the natural teeth surrounding it.
Dental bonding is a painless and quick procedure, often requiring just one appointment. Anesthesia is not needed for the procedure, and there are no specific instructions that you need to follow once the procedure is done. You’ll be able to get back to your daily activities with no further issues.
Dental bonding is a common solution for many types of dental problems, including fixing chips in your teeth, closing the gaps between the teeth, or lengthening teeth that are too short compared to the surrounding teeth.
On top of that, dental bonding services can be used to cover stained teeth, hide amalgam fillings, and replace metal fillings.
Dental bonding is the best approach if you want to get whiter, brighter teeth or if you need to fix damaged teeth. It’s also not uncommon for patients to have their teeth bonded while they’re waiting for dental veneers or other long-term solutions.
Bonded teeth are no different than regular, natural teeth when it comes to maintenance and care. All you have to do is apply the same oral hygiene practices (washing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day) to keep them healthy.
Keep in mind that the adhesive is not stain-resistant so it’s best to stay away from things such as red wine, coffee, tomato sauce, and cigarettes that can leave stubborn stains. If you still choose to drink some wine or coffee, make sure to wash your teeth as soon as you’re finished to reduce the chances of permanent staining.
We also recommend coming in for regular checkups and cleanings to prolong the life cycle of your new bonded teeth.
Our dentists regularly perform dental bonding on patients. Dental bonding is also one of the most popular services that patients ask for when they come to us so we have many years of experience in the field.
We also offer many other dental services, including:
If you’d like to know more or want to schedule an appointment with Lovett Dental, don’t hesitate to contact us today.