When it comes to improving the appearance of their teeth, most people will think of procedures such as dental whitening. And while popular, this is a treatment that is not generally advisable for people who have cracks in their teeth.
Does that mean your teeth can never be whitened? No, not at all! It just means you will need to undergo a procedure like that of composite or dental bonding instead.
Our team at Spa Dental Sydney CBD is able to help with the application and maintenance of dental bonding and can assure you that we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your dental bondings will look natural and feel great too!
But what are some of the things you will need to know about having dental bonding? Read on to find out!
The procedure is typically used to repair chips, cracks, and gaps in teeth or to alter the shape or colour of a tooth. It can even be used to help the teeth of dental patients that are sensitive, in a very similar way to veneers, by covering the erosion in the enamel that is causing the discomfort.
However, dental bonding is usually used cosmetically as it is more affordable than veneers, and it is not as time consuming to have the process performed.
Composite bonding is generally a quick and relatively simple procedure, and it can usually be completed in one or two visits to our team.
As mentioned before, it does differ from veneers in that the bonding is applied directly to the tooth, and the shape is not made elsewhere in a dental laboratory.
Our team will gently apply layer after layer of resin to your teeth and expose each layer to a specialised UV light. This will set the resin, causing it to harden and form a layer over your enamel that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
The composite resin material used in bonding is a durable and long-lasting material, but it is not as strong as natural tooth enamel and may require occasional touch-ups or repairs over time.
Indeed, for the first 24 hours after you have had composite bonding with our team, we will recommend that you don't eat any hard foods, or engage in any vigorous brushing, as this may cause the dental bonding to chip or become damaged.
After the bonding procedure, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly in order to help keep the bonded teeth healthy. Ideally, this will be twice a day with an electric toothbrush, and on top of this, you will need to maintain regular contact with our team to ensure that you do not have gum disease forming. This can be the downfall of dental bonding, so it needs to be kept in check!
You may think that dental bonding is not worth the money, but actually, with correct aftercare and hygiene, the procedure can last up to and over 10 years. Thus making it a worthwhile investment in your smile.
So, call our team at Spa Dental today!