Tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a cost-effective and cosmetically appealing way to deal with dental problems including:
- Small gaps and spaces
- Crooked tooth presentation
- Exposed tooth roots
- Minor decay
- Chips, cracks, and fissures
Once your dental bonding has been placed by Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid it will be able to perform the same functions as your natural teeth. For how long a period is, at least to an extent, up to you.
Tooth bonding is not permanent in the sense that only one application will ever be needed. However, because the process is pain-free, simple, and able to be completed on-site during a single office visit, results from dental bonding can easily be maintained. During your routine visits for cleaning and examination, Dr. Schmid will help you determine if a reapplication is necessary to maintain strength and beauty. In many cases, appointments for reapplication can be scheduled concurrently with cleanings to help reduce the number of times you need to visit our office.
You can help extend the life of your dental bonding by taking proper care of your teeth. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to avoid scratching your bonding and choose toothpastes that do not contain abrasive materials. Select mouthwashes that are alcohol-free as well. Alcohol in mouthwash can temporarily soften bonding and make damage more likely. As with all dental restorations, avoid chewing hard candies and ice, and don’t chew on nonfood items like pens or fingernails. These steps will help lengthen the period in between reapplications of this cosmetic dental treatment.
When you have tooth bonding placed at our Austin cosmetic dentistry office, Dr. Schmid will carefully cover instructions to help you get the most out of your procedure. Please contact us online or call 512-329-5967to schedule a consultation and learn more.