Dental bonding is multipurpose, it can be used to restore a discolored or broken tooth, to fill in the gap between your two front teeth or as a dental filling. The material can be matched to the color of the natural teeth and is easily one of the less invasive, and more practical of all cosmetic dental procedures. Bonding is best suited for repair to the front teeth, the ones that don’t have to endure as much bite pressure. The procedure is designed to treat teeth that have suffered minor damage as opposed to a more severe trauma.
Bonding material just like natural tooth enamel, will wear down over time but if the proper care is taken it should be expected to last for at least ten years. For best results patients will be advised to continue a daily regimen of brushing and flossing, and are discouraged from eating or drinking anything that may cause additional staining. Certain foods or drinks could deteriorate the bonding resin, those high in acidic content should be avoided to reduce the risk. Biting down on any kind of hard surface can also do damage to a newly bonded tooth, stay away from hard candy or ice cubes.
Let Dr. Looze of Southlands Dental in Aurora evaluate your needs and explain the many cosmetic dental options available today and which one might be most beneficial to you. Call Southlands @ 720-886-0606 to arrange for an appointment at your convenience.