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How Can Dental Bonding Help Me?


Your smile is an important feature. It can tell others a lot about you before you ever say anything. In many cases, your smile is the first impression you make on those around you. Any imperfections in your teeth, no matter how small, can significantly affect the quality of your smile, and how others perceive you. At Anchorage Dental Associates, we can help to restore, or enhance, the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws with dental bonding.

What is Dental Bonding?


Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to correct minor flaws in your teeth. Bonding uses a composite resin material, which is made up of a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. Composite resin is tooth colored, meaning that it blends in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth, providing a seamless restoration and beautiful results.

What Can Bonding Fix?


Dental bonding can be used to fix a variety of different issues, including
•  Minor chips and cracks that only affect the enamel of your teeth.
•  Gaps between your teeth.
•  Teeth that are smaller than normal.
•  Teeth that are oddly shaped.
•  Small cavities in your teeth.
•  Tooth discoloration.

How is Bonding Done?


Bonding is a very quick, simple, non-invasive cosmetic procedure. We begin by cleaning the affected teeth. Acid etch is applied to the where the bonding material will be placed. This acid creates a rough texture, which helps to enhance the bond between the composite resin and your natural teeth. The acid is washed off, and your teeth are dried. We apply the composite resin to your teeth and shape it as needed to achieve the desired results. Finally, the composite resin is cured, or dried, and polished smooth, leaving you with a transformed smile.

Does My Bonding Require Special Care?


Your dental bonding is fairly strong and can withstand most normal daily use. However, the material can be easily damaged if you are not careful. Biting or chewing on hard food, chewing on your nails, or using your teeth as tools can quickly result in your bonding chipping or breaking. The composite resin material can also stain. Unlike your natural tooth enamel, bonding cannot be whitened. Limit foods and beverages that can stain and quit habits like tobacco use. Other than these considerations, you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as normal.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding


Dental bonding provides several benefits. These benefits include
•  Noninvasive treatment. We do not need to alter your tooth structure or administer a local anesthetic.
•  Quick treatment. In most cases, bonding can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
•  Affordability. Bonding is the most affordable cosmetic treatment for treating minor flaws in teeth.
•  An enhanced smile. With bonding, we can completely transform your smile.
•  Restoring your confidence. With your smile restored or improved, your confidence will greatly improve.

With dental bonding, we can restore, or even enhance, the beauty of your smile. This can boost your confidence, and allow you to show the world the real you. Call Anchorage Dental Associates at (907) 885-3666 today for more information and to find out if dental bonding is the right solution for you.

Anchorage Dental Associates's accepts Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, United Concordia Dental, Delta Dental, Aetna, Moba Health, Cigna, Tricare and Medicaid insurance providers

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