Why Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin (a type of durable plastic) is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile. Bonding is done to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth. If you live in Muskogee, OK or the surrounding areas we would like to serve you.
How Does Cosmetic Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding is a rather simple procedure. First, Dr. Stephens will clean the area where he will apply the bonding resin. Then, he will choose a resin that matches your tooth color. Afterwards, he will attach and mold the resin to the shape of the tooth. The resin is applied layer by layer until the area has the desired look. Dr. Stephens will then harden the resin using an ultraviolet light. Once the resin has hardened, the last step is to make sure that the tooth looks correct. The final step is to polish the tooth.
Anyone interested in dental bonding should be aware that resin can stain and is most likely to do so within the first few hours after treatment. This is why it’s important that you avoid drinking liquids like coffee, tea, or red wine. You should also not smoke during this time.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding At Stephens General Dentistry Saves Money
We know that keeping your smile looking great is important to you. When discoloration, minor chips, or spacing occur, you should not have to deal with a difficult and expensive dental procedure. Here at Stephens General Dentistry in Muskogee, OK, we provide cosmetic bonding to help solve these small issues that will crop up from time to time without the cost of major procedures.
If you have questions about dental bonding, please reach out to us at (918) 683-2010 or email us.