Composite Dental Bonding

When you smile, your teeth become very prominent. Your smile is quite often the first impression you leave with those around you. Any flaws, regardless of how small they might seem, can have a significant impact on the quality of your smile, as well as your confidence. No matter what types of flaws affect your teeth, you might find that you do not smile as often or try to hide your smile from others. These actions can affect how others see you, even if they do not seem that significant. At State Street Dental, we can improve the quality of your smile and boost your confidence with cosmetic bonding.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws, enhancing the overall quality of your smile. Bonding involves the use of composite resin, which is made up of plastic, fine glass, and other materials. It is an incredibly versatile material that can be used to fill in cracks and chips, eliminate gaps between teeth, or even completely transform the appearance of a tooth. The material is also naturally tooth colored, which aids in providing completely natural results. Bonding can fix a number of different flaws, including:
•  Minor chips and cracks in your enamel.
•  Small gaps between your teeth.
•  Misshapen or disproportionately sized teeth.
•  Discoloration.

A Quick and Simple Process for Improving the Appearance of Your Teeth

Cosmetic bonding is a quick, simple, non-invasive procedure. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and does not require a local anesthetic. We begin by cleaning the teeth. Next, an acid etch is applied to the areas of your teeth that are going to be treated. The acid etch creates a rough texture on your enamel so that the composite resin can bond more effectively. The acid is washed off and your teeth are dried. Next, the composite resin material is applied to your teeth and shaped to create the optimal aesthetic results. Once you are satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, a special light is used to cure, or harden, the material. Finally, it is polished, providing you with a completely natural, beautiful new smile.

Considerations for Cosmetic Bonding

While bonding is an incredibly effective treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth and the quality of your smile, there are a few special considerations that need to be kept in mind. First, while effective, bonding can be chipped or broken. Avoid biting or chewing on anything too hard, including popcorn kernels, ice, your fingernails, and pens. You should avoid using your teeth to open packages or remove tags. Bonding is also porous and can accumulate stains, just like your natural teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, however, bonding cannot be whitened. If you want to whiten your natural teeth, your bonding will need to be changed to match their new color. Other than these considerations, your bonding should be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. This will help to prevent the accumulation of plaque and bacteria, keeping your new smile healthy and beautiful.

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding provides several benefits.
•  The procedure is fast, requiring only a single appointment. The process can be completed in about 30 minutes.
•  Bonding is completely non-invasive. There is no need for a local anesthetic or sedation of any kind.
•  Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures available.

Cosmetic bonding is a quick, non-invasive procedure for improving the quality of your smile and giving you the confidence you need to show it off. For more information, and to find out if cosmetic bonding is right for you, call State Street Dental at (971) 332-3020 to schedule your consultation today.

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Salem, OR 97301-4343

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