Dental Bonding in Mesa & Scottsdale, AZ
Your smile says a lot about you. But when your teeth are affected by imperfections, you may feel self-conscious, and start trying to find every excuse in the book to hide it, from tight lipped grins to covering your mouth with your hand. Dr. Todd Jorgenson of East Valley Implant & Periodontal Center can help fix these imperfections and give you back your smile with dental bonding.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure that Dr. Todd Jorgenson uses to fix minor imperfections in your teeth, such as small damage, gaps or teeth that are misshapen. Dental bonding is a composite material, made up of fine glass in a composite resin, that can be molded and shaped as it is needed, making it quite versatile.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
One of the biggest benefits of dental bonding is that the material matches the color of your natural teeth. This means that it can be used on any teeth, including visible teeth. Once the material is applied, it will blend right in, and no one will ever be able to tell that you ever had a problem in the first place. Other benefits of dental bonding include:
|•||Inexpensive. Dental bonding costs significantly less than other dental cosmetic procedures like veneers or crowns.
|•||Pain-free. Dental bonding is a completely pain-free procedure and doesn’|
|•||t even require any anesthesia.
|•||Quick. Dental bonding is a quick procedure that can be completed in a single visit. There is no wait time for indirect restorations to be created in a lab.
|•||You get back your confidence. When your teeth are beautiful, you are proud to show them off. And people are sure to take notice.|
Dental bonding is a quick procedure that can be completed in less than an hour. First, your tooth is prepared with the help of an acidic gel. This gel roughs up the surface of your tooth, creating a surface that allows the bonding material to better adhere. The gel is washed away and the tooth dried. Dr. Todd Jorgenson applies the material and shapes it to provide a natural appearance. Next, a blue light is used to dry the material. Finally, it is polished to a beautiful shine.
Even though dental bonding has a number of benefits, it does have a downside. Dental bonding is not as strong as other restorations, like veneers or crowns. The composite material is much more susceptible to facing damage, which means you may need to have a second or third treatment should something happen. However, this is only a minor downside, as damage can be prevented by avoiding certain things like biting down on hard foods, ice or your fingernails. Bonding also stains easily, and cannot be reversed with whitening products. You should avoid anything that can cause stains, such as red wine or tobacco products.
Other than these considerations, care for your dental bonding is no different than caring for your natural teeth. You should still brush at least twice a day and floss daily. And be sure to visit the office at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams. With regular exams, issues with your teeth, and your bonding, can be spotted early and fixed. With proper oral care, your bonding will provide you with a long-lasting, beautiful smile you can’t help but show off.
If dental imperfections are affecting your self-confidence, it’s time for a change. Contact the East Valley Implant & Periodontal Center today at (480) 376-2848 to schedule your appointment today!