Dental teeth bonding uses an enamel-like material that is applied, hardened and sculpted to change the color or shape of teeth, cover flaws, and close gaps or spaces between teeth in a single visit often without anesthetic. Cosmetic dentistry uses composite tooth bonding as a technique to work wonders for your smile. Dental tooth bonding can match the texture and translucency of your teeth, gaps between the teeth can be closed, the shade of your teeth can be improved, chips, can be eliminated, and you can enhance your self-confidence through an improved smile.
How long will tooth bonding last?
How long tooth bonding lasts depends on many factors that are unique to the individual. Composite tooth bonding materials are wonderful for providing you with the results you want to see; however, there are some limitations to the materials. Some people will get staining on the margins of the teeth bonding and will need some touch-up work. Many people will go for ten or fifteen years and have the tooth bonding look as good as the day it was put in.
Regular professional maintenance is recommended if you have extensive dental bonding. Maintain your bonded teeth by brushing and flossing faithfully. Try to avoid sweets or starchy foods between meals. Tooth bonding holds up much better when it is clean. Having your teeth cleaned two to four times per year by a hygienist skilled in bonding maintenance can help protect your bonding and make it look better and last longer. Be careful to choose gentle cleaning tools. Harsh toothbrushes can damage dental bonding by removing some of the shine and making it more susceptible to staining. Dental bonding is a quick and economical way to improve your appearance if you have minor flaws in your smile that you would like to be fixed.
To have cosmetic composite bonding performed on your teeth or to have any questions that you may have answered, contact Waterloo Heights Dental Center in the West Salem, WI area for your initial teeth bonding consultation.