The stress of the ongoing pandemic has led to deteriorating oral hygiene practices and ultimately a decline in the appearance of many individuals’ smiles. If you are not happy with your smile’s appearance, cosmetic dentistry can help.
Tooth bonding is one cosmetic dental treatment that can enhance your smile’s look. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry, dentistry professionals in Buford, GA, discuss what you can anticipate with cosmetic dental bonding treatment.
How Can Dental Bonding Help Me?
Dental bonding is an affordable, effective cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth in one appointment. This treatment can help with the following cosmetic concerns:
- Whiten discolored teeth
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Amend chipped or cracked teeth
- Reshape uneven teeth
Teeth bonding has a variety of uses in cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to determine if this treatment is the best option for you and your smile aesthetic goals.
What Is the Bonding Procedure Like?
If you and your dentist decide teeth bonding is the best cosmetic treatment for you, your dentist will first clean your teeth and treat any underlying dental conditions so that your teeth are the optimal condition. Your dentist will then use a resin material and apply it to your teeth, sculpting it according to your aesthetic goals.
They use concentrated UV light to cure the resin. The procedure concludes with a final polish for a beautiful, natural finish to your enhanced smile.
What Cosmetic Results Can I Expect?
You may return to your regular activities directly after your bonding procedure and may eat and drink normally within one hour. You will notice cosmetic enhancement to your smile immediately.
Some patients may notice slight tooth sensitivity after this treatment, but these side effects should fade quickly. You should continue good oral hygiene practices to ensure cosmetic enhancement is long-lasting.
With proper maintenance and care, you can appreciate these cosmetic benefits for three to ten years. If you notice the effects fading within this time, you can talk to your dentist about touch-up appointments for your smile.