Teeth Bonding Schererville IN
Your teeth are a major component of your smile, which is often one of the very first things that people notice about you. Any imperfection in your teeth, no matter how minor, can seriously diminish the beauty of your smile, and affect your confidence. Even minor imperfections in your teeth don't usually go unnoticed and can send the wrong message to those around you. What's more, you may try to hide your smile, which can also speak volumes and give others the wrong impression. Minor imperfections can be fixed. At Crossroads Family Dental, we can restore your smile with composite bonding.
What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding is a type of restoration that is used to fix minor flaws in your teeth. It is a composite resin material that is made from fine glass, plastic, and other materials. The material is easily molded to fit a variety of needs. It also matches the color of your natural teeth. After it has been placed and dried, no one will ever be able to tell that there was ever an imperfection in your smile.
Composite bonding is used to fix some different minor dental issues:
How is composite bonding done?
Composite bonding is a simple, quick procedure that can be done in a single visit. In most cases, it takes less than an hour. It is also completely pain-free and does not require a local anesthetic. Before applying the composite resin, we first clean and dry the tooth. An acid etch then applied to the affected areas of the teeth, which creates a rough texture on your teeth. This aids in providing a better bond between the composite bonding and your tooth. The etch is washed away, and your tooth dried a second time. The bonding is then placed on the tooth and shaped as needed. It is then cured (hardened) using a special light before being polished to a beautiful, natural finish.
Does composite bonding require special care?
Bonding does not require much additional care other than your regular oral hygiene routine. It is important to continue to brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular dental cleanings and exams. Composite bonding is not very strong and can be chipped by biting down on something hard, such as popcorn kernels, ice, or your fingernails. To avoid this issue, be sure to take care when biting and chewing.
What are the benefits of composite bonding?
Composite bonding offers several benefits:
Even minor flaws in your teeth can have a major impact on your smile, as well as your confidence. Composite bonding is a quick, simple procedure that can give you back your smile, allowing you to leave the impression you want. For more information, and to find out if composite bonding is right for you, call Crossroads Family Dental at (219) 440-2950 today.