You do whatever it takes to maintain the natural look of your teeth. Who can blame you? When you possess flawless pearly whites, you don’t have to hold back your smile during picture-taking sessions. Other than that, you can approach and talk to the apple of your eye with the utmost confidence. Unfortunately, your teeth may still develop some physical defects the moment uncontrollable factors such as age, accidents, and genetics set in. Luckily for you, your top Indiana cosmetic dentist Dr. Smith can help your teeth regain their beauty through a process known as dental bonding.
To thoroughly understand dental bonding, you may refer to the details that we have outlined below.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves using a tooth-colored bonding material to conceal the discolored, fractured, or chipped portion of your tooth.
Performing dental bonding
To perform dental bonding, your dentist first selects the best color for the bonding material with the aid of a shade guide. Once your dentist is able to make a choice, he proceeds to cleaning your affected tooth’s surface area. He then reshapes your tooth in order for it to properly accommodate the bonding material. After reshaping your tooth, your dentist etches its surface area using a conditioning liquid. As soon as your dentist is done applying the conditioning liquid, he applies the bonding material to your tooth’s damaged portion and shapes it. When your dentist achieves the right shape for the bonding material, he aims an ultraviolet laser at it, so that it can permanently attach to your tooth. Finally, your dentist trims and polishes the bonding material further.
Taking care of the bonding material
You can take care of the bonding material by maintaining good oral habits and controlling the urge to chew ice and bite your fingernails.
Dr. David Smith can increase your knowledge on dental bonding. Feel free to schedule an appointment with him by dialing 317-451-4050.