Dental bonding is an effective way to drastically improve the appearance of your smile. Bonding is also an excellent choice for smoothing out the surface of teeth, making them easier to clean. This procedure can also help prevent cavities in younger patients. Dental bonding is one of many services that we are pleased to provide for our Taylor, TX, area patients.
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
There are several different reasons why your dentist may recommend dental bonding. The first is purely cosmetic – if you’re looking for a way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile, dental bonding will do just that. But there are other, more practical reasons to choose dental bonding. People who have deep grooves on the surfaces of their teeth often have difficulty getting their teeth clean. Bonding smooths out those surfaces, making it easier for the patient to thoroughly clean their teeth and less likely to develop cavities. Some children who are cavity-prone can also benefit from bonding. And it’s an effective way to resolve some dental issues, such as chipped or misshaped teeth.
What You Need to Know about Dental Bonding
The dental bonding procedure is extremely simple and quick. Your dentist just applies the bonding material to the surface of your teeth, then uses a specially designed light to harden the material. The entire process can be completed in a single visit to our Taylor, TX, office.
While it’s true that dental bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile, you should know that bonding material doesn’t last forever. It usually has to be replaced every 4 to 7 years. The bonding material is susceptible to staining in much the same way as natural teeth, so habits like smoking or drinking too much coffee or red wine, for example, will still stain your teeth. The bonding material can also be damaged, so you’ll need to avoid chewing ice or hard candy, etc.
Contact Our Taylor, TX, Office Today
For more information about dental bonding, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cabaniss or Dr. Falke, contact our office today.