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One of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry is bonding. This is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to get the smile you have dreamed of. If you want to fix the discoloration, chips, or fractures in your teeth but don’t want to commit to the cost of veneers, bonding might be the right option for you. Of course, it is important to consult with your dentist about all the possible options for your situation. Dental Associates of Basking Ridge has proudly helped patients throughout New Jersey get the smiles they want. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dental professionals to learn more about bonding.
What is Teeth Bonding?
Bonding is when your teeth are covered with a composite resin made of plastic that resolves any imperfections in your smile. Bonding will be polished and molded to match the rest of your teeth. The process of applying bonding typically only takes between 30 minutes and an hour. Many people appreciate that bonding typically only requires them to go to one appointment, as there is no preparation needed and the composite resin can be made to match your teeth in the office. It is important to note that multiple visits may be necessary if you are having more than one tooth bonded. Once the bonded tooth is applied, your dentist will harden it with ultraviolet light.
Benefits of Teeth Bonding
There are a number of benefits to composite resin bonding. This procedure allows you to fix any imperfections in your smile at a reasonable cost. The process is quick and typically does not require any anesthesia unless you are placing bonding over a decayed tooth.
Dental Care After Bonding
One of the challenges of bonding is that the composite resin isn’t quite as strong as natural teeth. Therefore, it is important to take great care of your teeth and be sure to avoid biting fingernails and opening packaging with your teeth. You should also be sure to avoid hard candies, coffee, tea, and tobacco products for several days after the procedure has been completed so the bonding is not stained. Composite bonding will have to be replaced after about 10 years, but without proper care, replacement may be needed much sooner. Of course, it is also important that you keep up with regular dental visits every 6 months to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
Contact Dental Associates of Basking Ridge
If you are wondering how to improve the appearance of your smile but do not wish to spend a lot of money on veneers, bonding may be the best option for you. Of course, it is important to consult with your dentist about bonding at your next appointment. Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is proud to help the people of Somerset County and throughout New Jersey improve their smiles and give them the confidence they deserve. If you are interested in learning more about composite resin bonding, contact Dental Associates of Basking Ridge today to schedule an appointment.