Dental Bonding Haverhill MA | Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic Dentist | Dental bonding is a composite-resin material used to correct gaps, chipped and misshapen teeth. Tooth discoloration can also be corrected with dental bonding in some situations. This procedure is favored by patients because of affordability and time. Bonding is usually completed during one visit. And, there is no recovery time needed.
What is the procedure?
Dental Bonding Haverhill MA | The composite-resin material is first color matched with your teeth by the cosmetic dentist. Next, we lightly etch the receiving tooth for better adhesion and then condition it. We then apply the composite-resin material in layers and shape it accordingly. Then, we use an ultraviolet light to harden the bonding and once dry, we sculpt it one last time. Once it is the correct shape, we polish it for a natural look. Ultimately, your procedure should take about an hour.
How should I care for my teeth after the procedure?
Dental bonding is expected to last for up to 10 years with proper dental care maintenance. Our cosmetic dentist suggests brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Also, avoid biting on hard food and foreign objects because dental bonding can chip and break. You may want to avoid staining beverages like coffee and red wine as well. Dental bonding is not as stain-resistant as porcelain veneers.
Bonding is a great option for many patients that have teeth imperfections. Please note that you may want to consider teeth whitening before having dental bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers, or fillings done. These procedures do not respond to teeth whitening. Therefore, whitening your teeth beforehand will offer better results and avoid mismatching dental work in the future.
Understand your options today. We will help narrow the best solutions to correcting your smile. Contact our cosmetic dentist and schedule an examination and consultation. Call (978) 373-1231 or book an appointment online now.