Imagine that you’re a contestant on a gameshow like Family Feud. Your job is to offer as many possible answers to a single question that match the responses from the general public. Today’s question is: What is the one thing people say they hate most about their smile?
How would you answer that question?
You might wish you didn’t have small gaps between your teeth. Or you might say you wanted whiter teeth. Maybe you even have damaged teeth that are cracked, chipped, or worn.
We all want a beautiful smile, but so few of us are blessed with a naturally flawless one, so that question would probably be pretty easy to answer. The more difficult question to answer would be what you could do about the imperfections of your smile.
Our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry has the answer! All the dental problems we just mentioned can actually be corrected with a procedure known as tooth bonding. Today, we’re talking about what it is and how it can give you a gorgeous smile painlessly and affordably.
What Your Smile Gains With Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding can serve both cosmetic and restorative functions. It’s a process where a tooth-colored resin is bonded to your enamel and then shaped, hardened, and polished so you’re left with a flawless, beautiful smile.
Bonding can be used to cover cracks and chips, fill gaps, and even brighten a stained or discolored tooth. Your smile is made as gorgeous as it would be if you went with dental veneers, but it’s a faster and much more affordable option.
Another gain for your smile is that you don’t have to endure a complicated, painful procedure to achieve it!
Why There’s No Pain With Tooth Bonding
You don’t have any nerve endings in your tooth enamel. The nerves actually live deep inside your tooth. With tooth bonding, all the necessary work happens only on your tooth’s surface. Because of this, you’re highly unlikely to experience pain while your enamel is being prepped for the resin.
But if you’re someone who has dental anxiety, there’s little comfort in someone telling you that your dental work won’t hurt. You’re probably still going to be nervous and anxious no matter what.
If that sounds like you, we offer oral sedation in our Pompano Beach, FL dental office to help you feel completely relaxed and comfortable while you receive treatment.
Maintaining Your Smile After Tooth Bonding
Before you undergo a tooth bonding procedure, there are a couple of things you should know about maintenance.
We’ll start by mentioning long term outcomes. Tooth bonding, as we’ve said, can cover minor flaws and whiten your smile quickly and easily. You’ll have a beautiful smile for about a decade before you may need to consider doing it again or opting for veneers. Veneers will last a much longer time, but also like we mentioned, they’re a bigger financial investment than bonding.
The composite resin that we use for tooth bonding can give you a whiter, brighter smile, but your teeth won’t be completely resistant to stains and discoloration. Veneers can hold up against stains more effectively.
To get the most staying power out of your bonding experience, you’ll want to try to remember to rinse your mouth with water after you consume drinks containing dark pigments like red wine, soda, or coffee.
Brushing twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and flossing once a day are great ways to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy and to help your beautifully bonded teeth looking fabulous for a long time.
Gain A Beautiful Smile With Tooth Bonding!
Now you know why tooth bonding is considered a no pain, all gain type of solution for many patients who want a prettier smile. It’s a fast, painless, and cost effective way to get a flawless smile that looks and feels perfectly natural
Let Dr. Slootsky or Dr. Baez meet with you for a cosmetic consultation so you can decide if tooth bonding is the treatment you need to gain the smile you want!