What are dental bonds?
Dental bonds repair broken, cracked, short, or decayed teeth. Dental bonds are different from veneers because they aren’t manufactured in a laboratory. Dental bonds adhere to your tooth directly, creating a new looking tooth. The Smile Dental team explain in detail how your dental bond improves your smile in one visit.
What are dental bonds made of?
Smile Dental uses a hard and durable composite resin in dental bonds. The color of the composite is matched to the color of your teeth so the dental bond blends seamlessly with your other teeth.
At Shine Dental, your new dental bond will have your smile looking like new.
Who should get dental bonds?
The Shine Dental team may recommend bonding as a cosmetic alternative option for:
Bonding may also be used to protect an exposed tooth root. Speak with the Shine Dental team for more information about how dental bonds will help restore your smile.
How are dental bonds applied?
During your visit at Smile Dental, your practitioner prepares the tooth that is going to have a dental bond fitted. You likely won’t need anesthesia during the bonding procedure.
Your practitioner files the outside of your tooth slightly, then applies a conditioning liquid to your roughed tooth. The composite resin is then formed around your tooth. After shaping and polishing the resin, the resin is hardened with an ultraviolet light.
Once your dental bond is hardened, your bonding specialist trims and smoothes your tooth, making it ready for everyday use. If you want to avoid staining your new dental bond, you should avoid drinking or eating any foods or drinks that may cause staining for the first 48 hours, such as coffee or tea.
Teeth and bonds can stain at any time from dark drinks as well as from smoking. The Shine Dental team suggest caring for your teeth with proper hygiene to decrease chances of staining.
How long do dental bonds last?
The Shine Dental team suggest daily brushing and flossing to care for your teeth, including your new dental bond. Regular dental checkups and proper hygiene ensure a long-lasting dental bond for several years. The Smile Dental team may also suggest other methods to care for your teeth in the future.
If you are ready to fix your chipped tooth or improve your smile, call Shine Dental to schedule your appointment or book online today.