Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. Your teeth are an integral component of your smile. Any flaws in their appearance can significantly impact the quality of your smile as well as your confidence. At The Dentists at North Cypress, we can correct a variety of different minor flaws, improving your smile, with cosmetic bonding.
Is Your Smile Marred by Minor Flaws?
There are some different minor flaws that can significantly impact the quality of your smile. These flaws include:
What Exactly Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a simple, non-invasive procedure designed to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance the beauty of your smile. This treatment uses a material called composite resin. Composite resin is made up of a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. It is a versatile material that can fix numerous types of imperfections. We can do things such as fill chips, eliminate gaps, and lengthen small teeth.
What Can I Expect During Cosmetic Bonding?
Bonding is a quick, simple, completely painless process. We begin by cleaning the affected teeth. Next, we apply an acid etch to the areas where the composite resin will be used. This acid etch works to create a rough texture on your tooth enamel so that the composite resin can bond more effectively. After the acid is washed off, your teeth are dried, and the composite resin is applied. We then shape the material to achieve the optimal appearance. When you are satisfied, a special light is used to cure, or dry, the bonding. You leave the office with a completely transformed smile.
Special Considerations for Cosmetic Bonding
While cosmetic bonding is an effective treatment for minor flaws, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, bonding can chip or break. It is important that you do not bite or chew on anything exceptionally hard, such as ice or hard candies. Avoid using your teeth to open packages or remove tags. Another thing to keep in mind is that composite resin is porous and can stain, just like your real teeth. Unlike your real teeth, however, composite resin cannot be whitened. If you want to whiten your teeth, you will need to have your bonding changed to match the new color of your teeth.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
Bonding provides several benefits.
Cosmetic bonding is a simple, yet very effective, treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth and completely transforming your smile. For more information, and to find out if cosmetic bonding is the right solution for you, call The Dentists at North Cypress today.
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