Composite Dental Bonding
How can dental bonding help me?You might be familiar with tooth colored fillings; composite bonding uses the same composite material to accomplish a totally different task. This composite material is made up of a mixture of glass, plastic, and a special resin that we mix to match the color of your tooth exactly. Before we can apply it to your tooth we will give the tooth some texture in the form of crosshatching. We do this to give the dental bond more surface area to adhere to your teeth.
This composite mixture is pliable and soft, like clay, when we apply it to your tooth. We sculpt it into a shape that looks natural, gives it some texture to make it blend in. Finally, we set it in place permanently with a special UV light.
How to Take Care of Your Dental BondsFor the most part you can treat your new dental bonds with the same care as you would your natural teeth. Never use your dental bonds or your natural teeth to open packaging on products and do not chew particular hard objects like ice or hard candies. It would be wise to refrain from smoking and tobacco use once you have dental bond because they do not resist staining as well as your natural teeth. Brush and floss every day and make sure to come in to see us for a checkup at least twice a year so that we can keep your dental bonds in great working order.
Similar Cosmetic ProceduresThere are a few different ways to accomplish a better, brighter looking smile. Of course there is dental bonding to fix issues like chips and cracks. Dental bonding offers a fast and cost effective solution to these issues.
One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that we offer is professional teeth whitening. Over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions can take a lot of time and might not follow through with results. Our in-office teeth whitening solution allows us to whiten your teeth as much or as little as you would like in less than an hour!
If you would like to alter your smile significantly, we also offer porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers allow us to alter just about any part of your smile in just about any way. With veneers we can straighten crooked teeth, alter the color, even fix spacing and size issues!
To find out more about our cosmetic dental options please call us today at (503) 985-8945 to setup a no obligation consultation.