People whose living depends on their appearances, such as actors or models, need to keep their teeth in excellent condition. If you’re not happy with their appearance, dental bonding can easily alter them so that you have a natural, healthy-looking smile.
If you have stains that you cannot get out of your teeth or they have an odd shape, such as being curved or having pointy canines, then dental bonding is a good option for improving the appearance of the teeth. One of our dentists at the Julian Center will apply a composite resin material to mold to your teeth to repair them so that they look better.
Using a composite resin, which is available in liquid form, works quickly. The enamel on your teeth doesn’t need to come off, nor are the teeth altered permanently to fit a prosthetic. Instead, the material is applied to the teeth, and our dentist will mold it onto your tooth, use a blue UV light to harden it, and then polish it so that it appears natural.
Not only is the process for changing the appearance of your teeth easy and pain-free, but you don’t need to do anything special to take care of your new teeth. Good oral care habits are all you need to care for bonded teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive fluoride-free toothpaste or gel. Floss once a day, and then use mouthwash once or twice each day.
By taking good care of your teeth, the bonding can last for three to ten years. Then, when the material starts wearing off, you can have our dentist at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry redo the bonding, or you can have it removed and apply veneers, use crowns, or leave your teeth naturally. One of our dentists can discuss your options with you.
Teeth bonding near you is also much easier on your pocketbook than other alternatives like using crowns or getting veneers.