Posts for: September, 2015
Worried that improving your smile will involve too much hassle and expense? Bonding may be the simple and affordable solution you’re looking for.
Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S., an experienced cosmetic dentist in Camarillo, has used bonding to help many satisfied patients achieve a smile they love. Bonding is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, and it can usually be completed in a single office visit.
What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or slightly decayed. It may also be used to fill in small gaps between teeth or to change the overall shape of the teeth. During a bonding procedure, durable materials are attached to the tooth’s surface to improve its appearance. The materials match the color of your teeth so the completed work will look natural.
Is Bonding Right for Me?
For minor cosmetic concerns, bonding is a simple and affordable alternative to veneers, crowns, or orthodontia.
- Common issues treated by bonding include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments
- Slight gaps between teeth
- “Short teeth” or worn-down surfaces
- Minor decay
While bonding is often an ideal method for making minor alterations, it may not be the best choice for more severe or extensive issues. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Scholler in his Camarillo office to find out if bonding is the right option for you.
Caring for Your Bonded Teeth
After your bonding procedure, it’s important to take good care of your newly restored teeth. In addition to brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly, make sure to avoid chewing on hard foods or objects that may chip the bonding material.
Keep in mind that the composite material may stain more easily than the natural tooth. To avoid staining, it’s best to keep a close eye on your intake of substances such as coffee, red wine, and cigarette smoke. If you’re a frequent consumer of these substances, you may wish to consider other treatment options to prevent uneven discoloration.
The longevity of this solution depends on your oral hygiene habits, the extensiveness of the repairs, and the type of material used. Generally, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from three to seven years, and Dr. Scholler can make any necessary touch-ups or repairs during a routine office visit.
Free Consultation With Your Camarillo Cosmetic Dentist
Serving the Camarillo area since 1988, Dr. Scholler is an experienced cosmetic dentist dedicated to providing top-notch care. During your initial visit, Dr. Scholler will answer your questions and perform a thorough dental evaluation so you can decide on the best treatment option together.
To schedule your free consultation, request an appointment online or call (805) 386-3199.â€‹