Everyone should have a winning smile, because it actually does help you win! Recent research shows a number of benefits to a great smile including social benefits, relationship benefits, and the fact that whiter teeth actually make you seem smarter!
A study conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that an improved smile will make you appear more successful, interesting, and intelligent – as well as more attractive.
But what if you have the kind of smile that makes you hide it with your hand, cover it with your lips, or turn your head away from people when you smile, speak, or cough?
In that case, you should consider a cosmetic treatment, and dental bonding at Smiles Nambour is one inexpensive and relatively easy option.
The Dental Bonding Solution
Tooth bonding at Smiles Nambour is an ideal solution for minor imperfections like broken or chipped teeth. Bonding can make a short or small tooth look more consistent with its surrounding teeth. It is also great for closing unsightly spaces between your teeth. Tooth bonding can also be function as tooth-colored filling to repair small cavities and protect vulnerable teeth from future damage. Tooth bonding can even be used to protect tooth roots that have been exposed when gums recede.
The Steps Involved in Dental Bonding
The entire process normally takes anywhere between 30-60 minutes per tooth. If done properly, dental bonding should not be noticeable to anyone as it will match your existing tooth structure perfectly, or even improve it.
Preparation. Very little preparation is needed for dental bonding and anaesthesia is usually not needed. Your dentist roughens up the surface and clean the edges to prepare the area to accept the dental bonding. This process can involve abrading tools or a quick application of an acidic solution. Your dentist will also select an appropriate color match for your teeth.
Next, an adhesive bonding agent is applied, this allows for the resin to bond to the remaining tooth structure. The tooth-colored composite resin is then applied, in layers, to the effected area, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape.
A special light is used to harden or cure the resin.
Once the resin is hardened, your dentist will need to do some trimming and polishing to match the appearance and sheen of your natural teeth.
Once your dentist is happy with the result, they will check your bite to be certain your teeth are biting evenly and not hitting the new restoration first when biting and chewing. A correct bite allows a bonding a better chance to last.
When this process is concluded, you leave Smiles Nambour with a new and improved smile.
Care and Feeding of your Bonded Teeth
Bonded teeth are unlikely to break, as long as you take care of them. To ensure a long lifespan for your bonded tooth, we offer the following tips:
Avoid biting into hard foods, especially crunchy or chewy candies. Also carefully eat foods that can “pull off” a bonding such as corn on the cob or French bread.
Avoid too many acidic foods, including vinegar or pineapple, as they can weaken the bonding over time. Similarly, be careful with foods like coffee, berries, and pasta sauces, which can stain teeth. Avoid them, or take dental precautions to limit their ability to stain your teeth.
Do not bring your bonding into contact with hard items like paperclips, pen caps or ice. They can scratch or break the bonding.
Avoid picking or poking at your bonding, especially directly after the treatment.
If you continue to brush and floss regularly, as well as visit your dentist, bonded teeth can last as long as 10 years or more!
Restorative Dentistry at Smiles Nambour
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, it’s critical to find a cosmetic dentist who offers the particular treatment you’re interested in. At Smiles Nambour we are happy to sit down with you and talk about any cosmetic treatments you might want or need!
At Smiles Nambour, we provide top-quality dentistry with the help of cutting-edge instruments and caring staff!
A visit to Smiles Nambour is an investment in your dental health and attractive smile!
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