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Dental Bonding 101

Do you know anyone who has perfect teeth? If you do, that person must be truly unusual, as almost no one is born with a perfect set of teeth. Most people have some issues with their teeth, whether its gaps in the teeth, unaligned teeth or decay. Fret no more! There are many ways to repair a tooth or several teeth. Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry are equipped with many ideas to help you with your imperfect teeth. Dental or tooth bonding is one of the very helpful alternatives in cosmetic dentistry today.

Tooth bonding uses a composite resin to correct problems in your teeth. Like making a sculpture out of clay, the resin is used to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps, reshape, and recolor your teeth. It is like an art, with the artisan in the form of Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda, using modern dental technology.

It is among the easiest and cost effective cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers, which need to be customized to achieve proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit here at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry. Due to the cost and short time needed, many choose dental bonding as a convenient, fast and affordable solution to their teeth issues.

What happens during the bonding process?

A composite resin filling is placed in the back and front of the teeth. This filling will correct teeth imperfections such as stains, small gaps and crooked teeth. Dental bonding covers the tooth with a plastic material, and then bonds it to the existing tooth. After the material is bonded, your trusted Charlotte cosmetic dentists, Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda, will sculpt color and shape your teeth to make it beautiful and pleasing. A high intensity light then hardens the resin, and then it is polished to perfection.

The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes per tooth. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. If anesthesia is needed, it’s generally not uncomfortable. But, if you are a dental phobic, it’s important to consider sedation dentistry which is offered by Ballantyne Center for Dentistry.

Who needs this procedure?

Say goodbye to ugly teeth and improve your smile with tooth bonding. Here are the most common teeth imperfections that this procedure can handle:

o  repair decayed teeth

o  mask chipped or cracked teeth

o  restore broken tooth parts

o  improve the appearance of discolored teeth by making them lighter and brighter

o  closes minor tooth gaps

o  make teeth look longer

o  change the shape of the teeth

o  as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings

Why dental bonding is a good choice

Dental bonding is preferred by many because it is less expensive, faster and less complicated than other procedures. No anesthesia is needed and the process can be done in one single visit depending on your teeth. It is definitely ideal for small cosmetic changes and temporary corrections. Composites are the solution needed for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the color of your teeth.

Taking care of bonded teeth

It’s important to take care of your bonded teeth, once the procedure is finished. Your teeth bonding will last longer if you take care of your teeth with proper oral hygiene.

  • Always brush your teeth in the morning and evening
  • Try not to bite your fingernails and other solid objects.
  • Refrain from using abrasive toothpastes that could diminish the shine on your bonded tooth’s surface making it prone to stains.
  • Avoid substances like tea, coffee and cigarette smoke as these can stain the resin, or brush immediately after using them.

Restoring smiles with dental bonding

Bring back that beautiful smile and restore that much-needed confidence with dental bonding. Face the world bravely with a smile. Life is short to worry about things that can be fixed. If you can do something about it, why wait? Start now by calling your dedicated and trusted Charlotte cosmetic dentists, Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry. Simply relax and let them do the job.

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