“When my Quincy dentist recommended dental bonding, I was like “I don’t know, man. You’re pretty cool, but if you’re talking about us hanging out of whatever, how’s that going to help me get a whiter, brighter smile?” Harold laughed. “But it turns out that dental bonding has nothing to do with spending time with your dentist and everything to do with getting rid of yellow teeth.”
There are a number of ways cosmetic dentists whiten patients’ teeth. And there are a number of ways where people’s teeth can be stained or discolored. There’s no one size fits all treatment that works for everyone. Your dentist will recommend the treatment he or she thinks best meets your needs. One of the options available is dental bonding.
Dental bonding is used for people who have discolored teeth, as well as teeth that are chipped, cracks, or otherwise damaged. The process involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of the tooth using an adhesive and curing light. When the procedure is done, the resin remains in place, permanently bonded to the surface of your tooth. This improves the appearance in a quick and effective manner.
Dental bonding is generally only done when there’s a healthy tooth for the resin to be bonded to. It’s a good option when you have only one or a few teeth whose appearance concerns you. Dental bonding is among the most affordable of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and has been consistently delivering reliably pleasing results for years.
Important to know: after dental bonding, you’ll want to avoid staining foods and smoking for two days in order to protect your new tooth’s appearance. If you have any other questions about dental bonding, please let us know – we’d be happy to answer.
It is too bad that dental bonding doesn’t involve hanging out with your dentist. We’re a fun bunch of people!