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Dental Bonding In Simpsonville
If you’re suffering from cosmetic dental problems including stained teeth, misshapen and uneven teeth, or gaps in your smile, dental bonding from Pearl Dental Studio may be just what you need. This treatment is affordable and non-invasive, and can completely restore your smile in just a single appointment. Learn more below, or schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Lindsay Cash now!
Explaining The Basics
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a special type of dental resin to restore and reshape your smile.
Dental resin is a soft, malleable, tooth-colored material that can be applied directly to your tooth to correct cosmetic issues. Once it’s been applied, it’s hardened with a UV light. Then, the resin is trimmed and sculpted to restore the beauty of your smile, and correct minor cosmetic issues with your teeth.
The entire process is fast and non-invasive and requires no numbing or sedation. Each tooth can be treated in 30-60 minutes, so you can have multiple teeth treated in a single appointment. In addition, bonding is very affordable and cost-effective. It’s a good option for patients who may want to restore their smiles, but are on a tight budget.
Common Problems Dental Bonding Solves
Why Would I Need Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can be used to correct most cosmetic issues with your smile. It’s commonly used to restore severely stained teeth, and to fill in gaps between your teeth to provide a more even, attractive smile. Dental bonding can also help treat uneven and misshapen teeth by adding more material to the tooth, and can even be used to treat teeth with minor chips and damage, in some cases.
If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to cosmetic problems with your teeth, dental bonding may be right for you. With dental bonding from Dr. Lindsay Cash, you can resolve your cosmetic dental issues, smile, eat, laugh, and speak without worrying about how your smile looks, and boost your self-confidence.
Timeline & What To Expect
The Dental Bonding Process
As mentioned above, it usually takes only 30-60 minutes to bond each tooth, and the treatment requires no drilling of your enamel or numbing of your mouth. Dr. Cash will begin by cleaning each tooth that is going to be bonded. Then, she will apply a mild acid to the surface of each tooth. This helps roughen the surface of the tooth slightly, ensuring the bonding resin attaches properly.
Next, Dr. Cash will choose a dental resin that matches the color of your teeth perfectly, and apply it directly to your tooth. Then, she will begin using special tools to shape and mold the resin. Once it’s the right overall shape, Dr. Cash will harden it with a UV light.
Then, Dr. Cash will use a dental drill to trim and shape the resin, finalizing the shape of your tooth. Once it looks perfect, your new tooth will be buffed and polished. This process will be repeated if you’re having multiple teeth bonded in one appointment.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment, or stop by our office located at 117 Batesville Road Suite 202, Simpsonville, SC 29681.
How long Does
This Treatment last?
Dental bonding can last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on your oral hygiene and lifestyle. It’s a temporary procedure because the composite resin can become worn down over time due to wear and tear. With proper care, your bonding should last for at least 5 years.
To make the most of your bonding treatment, you should avoid as much exposure to wear and tear and staining as possible. Do not smoke, use tobacco products, or consume staining foods/drinks like red wine, coffee, or tea. If you do, you should drink through a straw to limit the contact it has with your teeth.
Chewing on your nails, opening packages with your teeth, and chewing hard or sticky foods can damage your bonding and should be avoided. Chew your food with your molars, not your front teeth. Teeth grinding puts you at high risk for damaging or chipping your bonded teeth.
You will need to wear a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth. Practice good oral hygiene by regularly brushing, flossing, and attending dental cleanings. Be gentle when brushing your teeth and use a soft-bristle toothbrush.
will other be able to tell
i got my teeth Bonded?
No one will be able to tell that your teeth have received dental bonding. The procedure is highly-precise and personalized to match the composite resin to your natural teeth. We use a shade guide to color-match the composite resin to your natural teeth.
We shape and mold the resin to match the natural shape of your teeth and to fill in imperfections like chips or cracks. Bonding is often combined with enameloplasty, which involves removing a small amount of natural tooth enamel to achieve the best aesthetic results.
If you have teeth that are too long, sharp, or oddly shaped, we may need to file them down slightly before rebuilding the structure with dental bonding. This creates a seamless, natural-looking smile that no one would be able to tell is artificial.
Will I need to do
Because dental bonding is a temporary procedure, you will need to do touch-ups to keep up with the appearance of your teeth. Over time, the material will wear down or can become chipped or cracked.
You can prolong the lifespan of your bonding by practicing good oral hygiene and being very careful not to engage in damaging behaviors. However, over time, you will need to return for touch-ups to repair worn-down composite resin.
If you grind your teeth, eat a lot of hard foods, smoke, and don’t practice good oral hygiene, you may need to replace your bonding sooner than expected. While bonding isn’t permanent, it is the cheapest and least invasive cosmetic treatment on the market and can do wonders for your confidence without the need for anesthetic, needles, or large bills.