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Dental Bonding

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Restoring Your Teeth and Smile

A vibrant smile goes a long way in making you feel and look good. Sometimes, however, it is possible for dental problems to affect you, which can make your teeth and smile unsightly. When this happens, your self-confidence can be greatly affected. However, lucky for you, there are available dental solutions that can restore your smile, which is where Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center comes in. We offer several cosmetic and restorative dental solutions such as dental bonding, which fixes the damage to your teeth and restores their natural appearance.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a dental procedure that is used to improve the appearance of your teeth. It is a simple and non-invasive procedure that is usually performed for cosmetic reasons. It involves the use of a composite resin material, which is applied on the surface of your tooth, covering the damage.

Reasons for Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure that can be ideal for you if you are experiencing the following dental problems:
•  Badly shaped teeth – the composite material can be applied to your teeth and then altered to the proper shape.
•  Crowded teeth – the composite material can be used to fill gaps between teeth.
•  Tooth discoloration – the resin material used can be dyed to the desired shade, and applied on the teeth to improve the appearance.
•  Decayed tooth – after removing the decay, the resin can be applied to the tooth, helping to improve its structure and appearance.
•  Broken or fractured teeth – resin can be applied to a damaged tooth, and then properly shaped to restore its original size, color, and shape.

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding is a simple procedure, which does not require too many visits. Before the bonding procedure, an evaluation is performed to determine the condition of your teeth, and if the treatment is right for you. Usually, no preparation is needed before the bonding procedure, unless there is tooth decay, in which the decay is removed.

On the day of the procedure, a resin shade that matches your tooth color will be chosen. The damaged teeth will then be slightly etched to allow for the application of the resin material. Depending on the damage, the resin will either be used as a filling or applied on the surface of the tooth. It will then be smoothed and shaped, before using light (UV or laser light) to harden it.

Aftercare for tooth bonding

Bonded teeth are just like natural teeth; they are cleaned and taken care of just like that. Brush at least twice a day and floss regularly. Immediately after the bonding, you should also avoid eating hard food, chewing on your nails, or chewing on ice, as these can cause the bonding to come loose.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

•  Dental bonding is a dental restoration procedure, which is both fast and non-invasive. It can be done within an hour - depending on how many of your teeth require bonding.
•  During the dental bonding procedure very little enamel is taken off your tooth compared to veneers or crowns.
•  Dental bonding helps to restore the natural look of your teeth, giving you a great smile.

Dental bonding, however, has a few shortcomings, which include:
•  The material used in the bonding is not as stain-resistant as the material used to make crowns.
•  Bonding materials are prone to coming off or chipping.

At Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center, we are committed to helping restore your smile using our reliable dental solutions. Call us today at (470) 222-8983 to schedule a consultation.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center

Dr. Melody J. Schiffer &
Dr. M. Forest Butler

(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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