Dental Bonding – A Simple and Less Costly Path to a Perfect Smile
What’s the common characteristic between models, actors, and politicians? They all have great looking smiles. Straight, smooth, and white teeth have become an important standard for beauty. Everyone wants a perfect, dazzling smile. Dr. Peter F. Hazim can help you achieve this even if you have teeth that are flawed or chipped. Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and long-lasting (up to forty years) but they can also be very expensive. Dental bonding is a less expensive way to smooth out tooth surfaces or even fix discoloration. It can be applied quickly and lasts from four to eleven years depending on where it is applied and the amount of wear and tear that occurs.
When you visit Dr. Hazim, he will listen to your concerns and answer questions about how to get the smile you’ve been wanting. The dental bonding process can be used for a number for a number of tooth flaws. Repairing decayed teeth, such as cavities, was the first application for this material. It can also cover a tooth root exposed by gums that have receded. However, now it is also used to fill and smooth out cracks and chips in a tooth. Closing a gap between two teeth can also be done with this material. If one of your teeth is too short for the line of other teeth or has a strange shape that looks out of place, the material can be used to change shape or lengthen the tooth.
If dental bonding is the right solution for your situation, Dr. Hazim can apply the resin right in his Allen, Texas office. The resin is a flexible plastic material that is applied to the tooth and crafted to blend in with your natural smile. Different shades are available so the color can exactly match your own teeth. Most of the time, there is no need for advance notice. Dr. Hazim can complete the process in one visit. The tooth simply needs to be slightly roughened to help the resin to adhere properly. After it is applied, an ultraviolet light causes it to harden before polishing.
You care for a bonded tooth just like you do your natural teeth, but Dr. Hazim may recommend a whitening toothpaste to help avoid staining. Brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits are also considered proper care. Dental bonding is a quick process, about thirty minutes to an hour for each tooth. It’s a short time commitment and minimal monetary investment for a brilliant and smooth smile.