Cracked or chipped teeth can be one of the reasons which can decrease your confidence level and you may find yourself avoiding social gatherings. The reason for cracked or chips teeth can be any varying from eating hard stuff or it can be because of an accident. No matter what the reason is, you can simply restore them at Dental Bonding Downey in minutes with the help of a procedure named bonding. It is best when the damages are minimal.
Issues caused by chipped or cracked teeth
Chipped teeth cause several dental health problems and cosmetic problems. It may increase the sensitivity when pressure is applied and if they are exposed to cold or hot temperatures. Other than this, it can also weaken the teeth which can make them more susceptible to fractures.
Chipped teeth can make you more aware of yourself and can make you hesitate in talking, laughing, and even smiling in front of your closest colleagues, friends, or relatives. It can also affect your profession especially if it is based on public interaction.
About dental bonding
Dental bonding is a branch of dentistry known as cosmetic dentistry. It’s a simple procedure in which resin (plastic) is used as it can be molded easily by a dentist according to requirement and can be coloured to look like other teeth in the mouth. It is comparatively cheaper than crowns and veneers and does not need anaesthesia as it is not an invasive procedure. This procedure is referred to as bonding because resin bonds to the tooth once it has been applied.
When bonding is needed?
Teeth Bonding Downey says you need bonding if you want to-
- Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
- Use composite resins as fillings when you have cavities
- Elongate your teeth
- Close the gaps between your front teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
- Cover the space where the gums have receded
- the flaws must be cosmetic
- cracks and chips are affecting the overall strength
These are the reasons when you definitely need to undergo a dental restoration
How is bonding done?
It is a simple procedure and involves steps like
If you’re not using composite resin for filing or the crack is not near to the nerve, or your tooth needs reshaping then you need not take any kind of anaesthesia as it is not an invasive procedure.
The surface where the tooth is to be bonded is first roughened and then a conditioning liquid is applied to adhere properly. After that, from a shade guide, a matching colour will be selected and then resin will be molded and shaped to match the rest of the teeth. The prepared will be then exposed to light to harden it and after trimming the dried teeth, it will be placed in your mouth. This whole procedure hardly takes 60 minutes to complete and is a painless treatment.
Care after the treatment
After the treatment, it is mandatory to maintain proper oral habits. Some of them are:
- Avoid hard and sticky food
- Avoid biting nails
- Visit the dentist regularly
- Brush and floss daily after the meals
- For the first few days, avoid tea, coffee, and tobacco.
Downey Dentist says that with proper care, dental bonding can last up to 10 years and you can always get a touch up for the same in proper intervals to maintain them for a longer period. So, if you want to have dental bonding, make an appointment with us today for the best results.