As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kyle McKinney at Oakwood Dental Arts NC offers dental bonding in Hickory, North Carolina. Here are some frequently asked questions about tooth bonding.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored resin material to a tooth to repair a decayed, chipped, discolored, or fractured tooth. It can also change the shape of the tooth to make it appear longer or close gaps between teeth. It is one of the easiest and most cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments available.
What are the benefits of tooth bonding?
There are many practical as well as aesthetic benefits to dental bonding, including:
- filling a cavity
- repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- closing gaps between teeth
- changing the shape of teeth
- improving discoloration
- covering tooth roots
How do I take care of my bonded tooth?
Bonded material stains easier than veneers or regular teeth, so you need to be careful. After treatment, it is important to stay away from substances like coffee, wine, tea, or cigarettes that will color the tooth. Refrain from these substances for at least 48 hours. In the future, be sure to brush your teeth immediately after consuming similar products to keep your bonded tooth looking great. Additionally, refrain from biting hard substances like your nails or chewing pens as the material may chip. And of course, schedule a dental cleaning appointment every 6 months to remove surface stains and maintain good oral hygiene.
Is dental bonding right for me?
Talk with your dentist about dental bonding in Hickory, North Carolina to find out if this option is right for you. Dr. McKinney is able to provide this service and more to improve the appearance of your teeth. From simple to complex smile makeovers, we are the experienced, friendly and professional dental office that can create the smile you’ve always wanted.
Call 828-324-6235 or email mckinneydds@OakwoodDentalArtsNC.com to find out more about dental bonding in Hickory, North Carolina at Oakwood Dental Arts NC.