Smile Confidently With Dental Bonding in Eden Prairie, MN
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Composite Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a very simple procedure done in one single visit right in the dental office. It is considered one of the easiest and most least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Dental bonding is the application of a composite resin, the color of your tooth, to repair a chipped, fractured, decayed, or discolored tooth. The resin is applied, shaped and polished to match the tooth and the surrounding teeth. Let’s look at the various situations that could benefit from dental bonding, the simple process itself, the benefits having dental bonding preformed and the care to protect your dental bonding into the future. Read more about our dentistry here.
Situations that Benefit
Dental bonding will immediately improve the look of your teeth and of course your smile. You no longer have to deal with your chipped or cracked teeth. Another benefit is that the bonding will strengthen the tooth as well. When the tooth is cracked it is more susceptible to bacteria delivering infections. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that dental bonding is also a successful solution for when you have a large space between your teeth. It can improve discolored teeth and can be used as a filling instead of the metal alternatives. Even with the options of veneers and crowns dental bonding can be considered a permanent solution for chipped, discolored or misshapen teeth.
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Dental Bonding Procedure
The process is fast and easy. After a consultation with the staff at Smile Eden Prairie has discussed the advantages of the procedure the tooth to be repaired will be cleaned and then dried. Our Doctors will apply a cleaning agent first, rough the enamel surface up a bit and then an adhesive that will bond the resin. The resin which is made up of several components includes a glue like substance that adheres the surface of the tooth. It can be applied in layers to achieve the desired thickness and the desired shape. As it is applied it can be molded and smoothed. When the resin is made it can be colored to match the tooth and the surrounding teeth. A special high intensity light will help the resin set up and harden quickly and the compound will be polished, trimmed adjusted slightly to fit your bite.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Always one of the first objectives and the first benefits is that you have kept your original teeth. So the issues that warranted the dental bonding have been rectified, that of a tooth being chipped, cracked or discolored. The dental bonding has eliminated those detriments so your next benefit is that of your original smile returning. The restoration of your smile is an attribute that is so difficult to put a value to. It affects your self-esteem and your self-confidence whether it be personally in your social circle or professionally in the workforce. Another benefit is that dental bonding is both fast and economical. Dental bonding is non-invasive. This means that with veneers and crowns surface enamel must be removed. Enamel that cannot be replaced. Dental bonding simply requires the surface of the enamel to be roughed up so the resin can bond. You might even consider it a transitional solution as you consider a crown or a veneer later. It’s not a perfect solution. Crowns will last longer and dental bonding can be more fragile. As the bonding wears down there will be an obvious difference.
Proper Dental Care Bonding
Although not necessarily permanent the dental bonding can last a long time. On your front teeth it can last eight years on the average. You need to know that the care for your dental bonded teeth is absolutely no different than your natural teeth. The bonding resin can stain, break and fracture. You may want to revisit some of your habits when it comes to food and drink. Some foods can stain, such as blueberries. Some popular drinks can stain such as colas, tea, coffee in the morning and red wine in the evening. It’s not that you have to eliminate these favorites from your diet but you need to find a balance. Bonded teeth can stain and then because the porosity is different cannot be whitened like natural teeth. That means when the health industry strongly suggests that you brush your teeth well twice a day for two minutes each time you need to follow that suggestion to counter the staining qualities of these favorites. This also means you need to floss once a day to remove the bacteria carrying plaque from between your teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach. Nail biting and chewing ice is something that you should now avoid. Don’t be silly and open bottles or pry open lids with your new dental bonded teeth. Don’t bite down on a pencil. If you play contact sports you should strongly consider a mouth guard to protect your teeth.
The health industry also suggests you see the staff at Smile Eden Prairie twice a year for regular oral examinations. Not only will they examine your dental bonding and possibly touch up the bonded surface but they will also examine the balance of your teeth and the condition and health of your gums. X-rays will be updated to monitor activity below the gum line and your teeth will be professionally cleaned by a hygienist. The bottom line is that your smile is more important than you grasp and the Smile Eden Prairie staff realize this and want to do everything they can to help you maintain that beautiful smile. Through these visits there will be a running dialog of your options. If the dental bonding needs to be replaced you’ll have a discussion and review the options to maintain the quality of your smile and the comforts associated with cosmetic improvements when it comes to biting, chewing and speaking. Schedule your appointment today to have your consultation with Smile Eden Prairie. Don’t settle for second best when it comes to you and your smile.
Contact Smile Eden Prairie
Having a dental bonding procedure can significantly impact and improve the lives of those with damaged teeth. Scheduling an appointment for dental bonding is the first step towards being confident in your smile once again. We are here to help you begin your journey towards the perfect smile! Please contact us to set up an appointment for dental bonding at (952) 941-9829. At Smile Eden Prairie, we are passionate about your smile and committed to providing you with the quality care you need!