If you have minor flaws in your teeth that keep you from smiling, dental bonding can be an easy and affordable option to rejuvenate your smile. Ask your Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Dr. Matthew Wilson about improving your smile through this cosmetic procedure.
Dental bonding can refer to adhering porcelain restorations to your natural tooth (ex. porcelain inlays or veneers). Dental bonding is also a dental treatment where a composite resin is applied to the surface of your tooth to improve the look of your smile. This simple process can be used to treat both the front and back teeth and is available in many different shades so it can match your natural tooth color.
How Dental Bonding Works
Once the surface of the tooth is prepared, Dr. Wilson applies the composite material to your tooth, shaping and molding it to look natural. He, then, uses a special light to cure/harden the material. After it hardens, your Summerlin cosmetic dentist may trim and shape the material Then it’s polished to match the rest of the tooth’s surface.
Dental Bonding: An Artistic Solution To Repair Damaged Teeth
The process of dental bonding is much like an artist uses in sculpting clay.
Through the molding and shaping of composite resin, your Las Vegas dentist can fix a number of imperfections that stand between you and the perfect smile:
- Restore a chipped tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Fill a gap between teeth
- Whiten your teeth
- Reshape your teeth
- Give a straighter appearance to crooked teeth
- Restore decaying teeth
- Cover areas of a tooth that are sensitive due to receding gums
Am I a candidate for dental bonding?
Most people are good candidates for dental bonding. However, keep in mind that everyone’s oral health care needs are different. Summerlin cosmetic dentist Dr. Wilson understands this and, he takes the time to meet with every patient to create an individualized treatment plan known as a smile design. The purpose of a smile design is to discuss your specific smile needs, as well as your concerns for improving the look of your smile. Your smile design will outline the details of your upcoming procedures, the timeline to complete it, and the costs involved.
How long will my dental bonding last?
Most dental bonding should last upwards of 10 years. However, it is important that you maintain good oral hygiene such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily, as well as visiting the dentist twice a year for dental cleanings and examinations. During these visits, the dental hygienist and dentist will evaluate all aspects of your oral health, and make sure that your dental bonding remains intact.
Can I eat what I want with dental bonding?
You can eat most all foods that you desire after you receive dental bonding. Certain foods may compromise the longevity of your dental bonding, however, but are not good choices for your teeth in general. Avoid chewing on ice or objects such as pens and pencils, as this can cause fractures in your teeth or your composite bonding material.
Dental Bonding in Summerlin
To get started on transforming your smile, contact the office of Inspire Dental of Summerlin by calling (702) 331-4700. We welcome patients of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.