Bonding and White Filling
Enhancing your smile and restoring your self-confidence does not have to be painful or costly. Dental bonding is an advanced and attractive alternative to silver amalgam fillings and invasive dental correction methods. This technique involves applying a composite resin to the teeth to fill cavities, mend cracks, correct gaps, or conceal discoloration. White fillings are made to match the color of your natural teeth and can dramatically improve their appearance. At Gentle Care Dentistry, your dentist can provide you with dental bonding treatment that is safe, comfortable, affordable, and long-lasting.
Contact our office in Las Cruces, New Mexico by calling 575-524-3722 to learn more about how we can help you with your dental needs.
What Dental Bonding Can Do
- Replace failing or unsightly silver amalgam fillings
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Soften sharp or jagged teeth
- Cover tooth stains and discoloration
- Replace damaged porcelain veneers
- Repair fractured teeth
Dental Bonding and White Filling Procedure
Your dentist will apply an adhesive gel to bind the composite resin to the target area of the tooth. After it is securely attached, the resin is molded and sculpted into the desired shape and exposed to ultraviolet light to harden the material. The surface is then polished for a smooth feel and a beautiful, natural-looking result. The entire process is painless and can be completed in just one visit.
How to Maintain Dental Bonding
Dental bonding and fillings are designed to last for several years; however, like natural teeth, they are susceptible to discoloration and wear. Recurrent decay, a cavity between the composite margin and the natural tooth, is a potential complication that can result from poor oral hygiene. Tea, coffee, wine, cigarette smoke, and other substances may stain the resin and compromise the appearance of your teeth if consumed regularly. Therefore, it is essential to adopt a healthy dental care routine and visit your dentist twice a year to maintain the integrity of your restoration. Should your dental bonding become discolored or damaged over time, it can easily be removed and replaced.
Alternative Treatments to Dental Bonding
Porcelain veneers are excellent, stain-resistant alternatives to dental bonding that address aesthetic concerns on the front teeth. At Gentle Care Dentistry, there are several state-of-the-art services available to give patients a customizable treatment plan tailored to their unique dental anatomy and expectations of their treatment. During your initial visit, your dentist will determine the most appropriate approach to meet your dental goals.
Dental Bonding After Care
Your teeth will likely be a little sensitive for a few days after your procedure. During this time, you should avoid hot and cold food and drinks. After that initial period, your treated teeth will feel as good as new. Continuing good oral hygiene care will ensure your dental bonding and white fillings will last for a long time.