Dental Bonding: What Is Dental Bonding, How Long Does it Last, and How Will Dental Bonding Improve My Smile?
What Is Dental Bonding?
Before we dive into this blog, let’s first uncover what dental bonding is. Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure in which resin is used to ‘bond’ a chipped or cracked tooth. The resin is bonded to your tooth by a specific light which adheres the resin to your tooth and improves your smile.
If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, or a gap between your teeth, dental bonding is an optimal solution. Thanks to advanced dental technology, dentists use a tooth-colored resin during the procedure to ensure your smile looks natural.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
Dental bonding can last up to 8 years, depending on the tooth’s location, your unique bite structure, your eating habits, and your dental hygiene. Since the dental bonding is made of porcelain and bonding resin which are nonporous, they can become stained over time.. To ensure your dental bonding keeps its natural color and stays strong, it’s important to practice regular dental care and schedule routine cleanings. We also strongly recommend regular flossing and brushing.
What are the Advantages of Dental Bonding?
One of the most appealing qualities of dental bonding is its affordability. Dental bonding is one of the most affordable options when it comes to cosmetic dental procedures. In addition, dental bonding is a quick procedure that can be completed in one single visit. Another appealing quality of dental bonding is that the procedure is non-invasive and typically doesn’t require any additional tooth removal. With this said, the pain level will be minimal, if any. Lastly, there is no anesthesia or recovery needed for dental bonding since it does not involve any surgery.
In sum, dental bonding is a cost-effective and excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile. For more information on tooth bonding, or to schedule your consultation, contact PS Dentistry today!