Posted on 12/23/2021 by Langtree Dental Associates
Dental bonding is a tooth reconstruction procedure that helps improve your smile and fix various dental problems. If you have missing teeth, this procedure will help fix the problem. If you are planning to undergo a dental bonding procedure, there are several things you should know.
Understanding Dental Bonding
Dental bonding helps fix an imperfection or defect within your tooth. In most cases, dental bonding is used to repair cracked, decayed, or discolored teeth. We can also use this procedure to close down gaps in your mouth and between your teeth. In rare cases, dental bonding is also used to increase the size of a tooth. For instance, if you have a tooth shorter than the rest, you can make it bigger through dental bonding.
Unlike some dental procedures, dental bonding doesn't have any risks. However, it is essential to note that the composite resin used for this purpose is not as strong as your permanent teeth. This means that it could chip and separate from your natural tooth. While there is a possibility of chipping, it isn't as often as it is with fillings, veneers, or dental crowns. Furthermore, some habits could increase the chances of chipping and cracking.
For instance, if you bite on hard items like ice, pencils, or pens, you increase the chances of chipping. Those with the habit of chewing on their fingernails also trigger chipping and breakages. It is important to note that the resin used to make the composite material is not stain-resistant. This means that you may develop some discoloration if you smoke. You could also develop dental stains if you drink colored drinks like coffee. Therefore, taking good care of your dental bonding will help keep it in good condition. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on dental bonding.