A less expensive alternative to veneers, bonding involves applying a composite resin to the teeth in order to mask flaws. Bonding can fix a variety of cosmetic issues like cracked or chipped teeth, hide discoloration or minimize spacing issues.
Aside from regular brushing and flossing, no special care is needed following a bonding procedure. But, Atlanta, GA, cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, DDS, does advise using a soft brush or soft rotary electric brush to minimize risk of damaging the bonding material. And keep in mind, bonding is a restorative procedure so if you weren’t meticulous in your oral care habits before, you’ll need to be now in order to maintain the results.
Although after bonding, you’ll probably want to keep your smile white, New York cosmetic dentist Irwin Smigel, DDS, recommends avoiding whitening products that contain silica. Since silica is abrasive, it can cause scratches that will cause your bonded teeth to be highly susceptible to staining.
Have you had dental bonding? What’s been your experience?