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If you’re self-conscious about your smile in Clermont due to issues like stains, gaps between your teeth, or misshapen teeth, Dr. Mundi Buechele is here to help. At Clermont Family Dentistry, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental bonding. Learn more about bonding below, or contact us to schedule an appointment right away.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment used to restore your teeth and cover up issues with your smile’s appearance. In this procedure, Dr. Buechele will apply dental resin directly to your tooth, then sculpt, shape, and trim it to cover up imperfections and create a beautiful, natural-looking tooth restoration.
Bonding can be done in just a single appointment, with multiple teeth bonded at once. It also requires no removal of permanent tooth enamel, and you do not even have to have your mouth numbed during the procedure. This makes it very popular for patients who want minimally-invasive, affordable cosmetic care.
Dental bonding is typically intended to be a cosmetic dentistry treatment. It can be used to fill in some minor chips in your teeth, but it’s not intended to replace a restorative treatment like a filling or a crown, which will still be required for damaged teeth.
Instead, bonding is used for a wide variety of cosmetic purposes. Bonding can be used to cover up stained teeth, or to fill in the gaps between your teeth by adding more material to each tooth. It’s also commonly used to restore the shape of misshapen or small teeth. Since it’s fast, affordable, and non-invasive, bonding is very popular for cosmetic purposes.
First, Dr. Mundi Buechele will clean your mouth, then he will use a mild acid solution to roughen up the teeth that will be bonded. This does not damage your teeth, but instead allows the bonding material to attach to your enamel more tightly, improving durability.
Then, he will apply a tooth-colored bonding material directly to your tooth, and use special dental tools to shape it and sculpt it. Then, he will harden the resin and trim the bonding material further with a dental drill, refining its shape until it looks perfect and fits into your bite perfectly. This process will be repeated for each tooth that is receiving treatment with dental bonding.
Bonded teeth don’t require any special care after treatment. Just brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day to keep them strong and healthy, and make sure you see Dr. Mundi Buechele and the team at Clermont Family Dentistry for a six-month appointment and teeth cleaning.
In addition, try to avoid doing things that may damage your bonded teeth. This includes biting extremely hard foods (like popcorn kernels or almonds) with your front teeth, using your teeth as “tools” to tear open packages or rip tape, and chewing non-food objects like pens and pencils.
You may also want to get a night guard if you grind your teeth, since frequent grinding can loosen the bonding material and prematurely dislodge it from your tooth.