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Dental Bonding in Bardstown
If you have cosmetic problems with your smile, you may feel self-conscious when you smile, speak, or even eat around others. Dental bonding in Bardstown from Dr. Michael Walton may be the best option if you want to restore your smile. Learn more about this non-invasive, affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment below, or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
What is dental bonding
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s used to alter and restore the shape of your teeth. It uses a special type of tooth-colored dental resin, which is applied in a gel or putty-like form, and then is hardened using UV light and sculpted using a dental drill and other tools.
This resin reshapes the tooth, correcting a wide variety of flaws including gaps in the smile, chips in the teeth, and more. Dental bonding offers fast results, is relatively inexpensive, and offers very lifelike results, making it a good choice for patients who may have the budget for an alternative treatment like porcelain veneers.
What can dental bonding fix?
Dental bonding can fix almost any cosmetic dental problem with your mouth. It’s commonly used to fill and repair small chips in the teeth, to reshape the teeth and remove gaps, and to correct uneven or misshapen teeth. It can even be used to cover up stains that can’t be treated with teeth whitening.
However, dental bonding cannot fix major orthodontic problems, and it’s also not intended as a way to treat teeth that have been seriously damaged by dental trauma. For example, a broken or cracked tooth will require treatment with a root canal and a dental crown.
Am I a good candidate for dental bonding
If your teeth are healthy and free of gum disease and tooth decay, you are likely a good candidate for dental bonding. Your mouth also must be free of any major orthodontic issues. If you do have problems with your teeth alignment or your bite, you may need Invisalign or a similar treatment to resolve these issues before getting dental bonding.
To see if bonding is right for you, just schedule a cosmetic consultation in Bardstown at Walton Family Dentistry today.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
This mostly depends on how well you care for your smile. If you maintain good oral hygiene, see Dr. Walton for six-month dental visits, and avoid behaviors that could damage your bonded teeth, they may last for up to 10 years.
The most important habit to avoid is using your teeth as “tools,” to help you open up packages, bags, or tape. This can damage your bonded teeth as well as your natural teeth. In the same way, you should never chew non-food objects like pens, fingernails, or pencils with bonded teeth.
Even when eating food, you should be a bit careful about how you chew. Try to chew extremely hard foods like popcorn kernels or nuts with your rear teeth. Biting into hard foods with your front teeth can damage bonded teeth and natural teeth alike.