Dental bonding is a popular choice for cosmetic tooth repair in Hickory, NC.
If you are need to have some cosmetic work performed on your teeth, dental bonding could be a good option for you. Dental bonding is frequently used to repair a chipped or decayed tooth, improve the color of a tooth, change the shape of a tooth, or make it longer. Sometimes it is used to protect the roots of a tooth that has been exposed due to gum recession to help alleviate irritation and pain. Dental bonding is relatively easy and inexpensive when it comes to dental procedures, making it a popular choice when it comes to cosmetic tooth repair.
When you come in for your dental bonding procedure, you should plan for 30 minutes to an hour for each tooth being worked on. When the procedure is started, the dentist will etch into the surface of the tooth to roughen it and give the resin an ideal surface to bond to. Then the resin will be applied in a putty-like form, and the dentist will mold it to the desired shape. Once the resin is in place, it will be hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser.
Once you have your improved bonded tooth, it is important to refrain from substances that will stain the material. Coffee, tea, wine, and smoking will stain the resin and should be avoided for the first 48 hours after the procedure. In the future, if you do drink or smoke, be sure to brush your teeth soon after to avoid staining.
At Hickory Distinctive Dentistry we strive to create an office environment that is comfortable for our patients. We recognize that many patients feel anxious and fearful when they are coming in for dental procedures, and a key part of our practice is to alleviate that anxiety and make the patient experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible. We are eager to serve the Hickory, NC area. Come see us soon!