Fix Gaps Between Teeth with Dental Bonding
If you have a noticeable gap in your teeth, and you would like to fix it for cosmetic reasons, Dental Bonding is an option for you. If your teeth are otherwise healthy, there is often no requirement or necessity to “fix gaps” in your teeth. However, for many of us, the aesthetic appeal of a well lined smile is motivation enough.
What is Dental Bonding?
If you want to reshape teeth or repair cracked or teeth material, Dental Bonding is a great option. In Dental Bonding procedures, toothlike composite is applied to healthy tooth structure. The dentist can then shape the composite to appeal to the patient’s aesthetic desires. They can make teeth longer, or wider, to fill in gaps between teeth. They can also reshape teeth to make a smile look more aligned or complete.
What does the Dental Bonding Process require?
The Dental Bonding process is typically completed in one outpatient visit. In a single appointment time, your dentist can fix the gap that concerns you, and you can go about your day and enjoy life with your new smile. The process is very straightforward, efficient, and affordable.
- Your teeth are cleaned- There is nothing like an exceptional tooth cleaning. You feel great, and your dentist has complete vision. This will allow your dentist a black canvas to begin applying the composite. They can also inspect any other concerns you have now, like swollen gums or tooth decay.
- Any Decayed or damaged tooth material may be removed- Just to ensure the composite is bonding to a secure surface area
The composite is applied- The Dentist will apply the composite, which should be putty-like at this point. They will then shape it to the contours of your desired smile.
- The Composite and Bonding Agent are dried with Ultraviolet light- The UV light will allow the bonding to set, and as it dries your dentist can make last minute adjustments or reshape.
- The bond is set- Congratulations! Over the course of one hour you gained a new or repaired tooth, and a lifelong smile.
How to care for your fixed gap with Dental Bonding
Avoid chewing on Ice or other hard to chew items, like chewy candies. Your composite bonding is not as strong as your original teeth. Take care with them and follow proper hygiene. Caring for teeth altered or gaps aligned with dental bonding is the same as caring for your original teeth. Begin by brushing at least twice daily, after meals preferably. You should talk to your dentist about a soft bristle brush and what kind of toothpaste they recommend. Brush your teeth with soft, circular motions to protect your gums. Use floss regularly, at least once a day. Only flossing can remove food and bacteria from deep between your teeth. Be sure to floss in between gaps, even if you feel like they are wide.
See your Dentist today to discuss Dental Bonding and aligning your smile in the way you want. The sooner you ask, the sooner you can begin the process of fixing your gap with dental bonding.