How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Dental bonding is ideal to repair small cracks, chips, or gaps between your teeth. It’s a process in which tooth-colored composite material is applied to your tooth to either fill in a crack or gap, or replace a small chip. Additionally, as the material dries, it bonds to your teeth, giving you a full, healthy smile. The best part is — dental bonding can usually be completed in one visit. 

Dental bonding’s purpose is similar to that of veneers, but the cost is lower, and less tooth enamel removal is required. It’s a less invasive process and doesn’t typically require any type of local anesthetic. However, dental bonding doesn’t last forever, so it is important to take care of your bonded teeth to ensure you get as much life out of them as possible.  

How Do I Maintain My Teeth After Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is more susceptible to chipping and staining than veneers. Cut down on foods and drinks that are known for staining teeth such as coffee, red wine, tea, and soda. Also, if you’re a smoker, this gives you one more reason to quit. 

You should avoid biting your nails, chewing on pencils, or eating harder foods to prevent chipping.  Dental bonding can be repaired if you accidentally damage it, just be sure to contact your dentist right away.

Is Dental Bonding Ideal for Repairing Small Chips, Cracks, and Gaps?

Dental bonding can be a great choice for repairing the appearance of your teeth. It allows your dentist to give you the straight, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. It’s minimally invasive and doesn’t require local anesthetic in most cases.  

Contact Century Dental or Seaview Dental for More Information

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth or a small gap, dental bonding may be a great option for you. Contact Century Dental or Seaview Dental in one of our two convenient locations in  Jackson or Eatontown.