Rejuvenating the appearance of the smile can be achieved with the help of a cosmetic dentist. At Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, ND, men and women interested in smile enhancement will want to ask about the many aesthetic treatments available. Our team of professionals works with individuals to help them understand their options, including dental bonding.
How does dental bonding work?
Also known as composite resin bonding, dental bonding involves the placement of a composite resin material onto a tooth to act as coverage for imperfections such as gaps, chips, and cracks in the natural teeth.
What to expect before, during, and after dental bonding
When it comes to dental bonding, there are a few things you should know before, during, and after the procedure. Here’s what you can expect:
- Before dental bonding, your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth and prepare them for the bonding material. They will then roughen up the surface of your teeth so that the bonding material can adhere properly. Once your teeth are ready, your dentist will choose the right shade of bonding material to match your natural tooth color.
- During dental bonding, your dentist will carefully apply the bonding material to your teeth, shaping it until it looks natural. Once they’re happy with the shape, they’ll use a special light to harden the material. After the material has cured, your dentist will make any final adjustments and polish your teeth, so they look shiny and new.
- After dental bonding, you can expect your teeth to look great! The bonding material is very strong and durable, and it should last for many years with proper care. Just make sure to brush and floss regularly and avoid habits like biting your nails or chewing on hard objects, as this can damage the bonding material. If you take proper care of your bonded teeth, you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.
How do I learn more?
The team at Broadway Family Dentistry works routinely with Minot, ND area patients to educate them on the benefits of dental bonding and help in determining if an individual is an appropriate candidate. Call the office today at 701-839-1299 to request a visit with Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen.