Bonding

Improve the Appearance of Your Teeth with Dental Bonding in Wichita, KS

Let Blyholder Family Dentistry give you the smile of your dreams with dental bonding in Wichita, KS. Call us at 316-684-4921 for a free consultation.

Do you have minor imperfections in your teeth, such as chips, discoloration, or misalignment? Even if your teeth and gums are healthy, you may be dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth due to cosmetic flaws.

Blyholder Family Dentistry utilizes state-of-the-art technology, combined with years of experience in cosmetic dentistry to correct or conceal dental imperfections with cosmetic bonding. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Composite Bonding in Wichita, KS

Also known as dental bonding, composite bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin directly on the surface of the teeth. Dental resin is a durable and highly versatile material custom-made to match the color of your surrounding teeth. The result is a seamless, natural-looking smile. 

Dental bonding in Wichita, KS, is a viable treatment option for a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including:

  •  Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth with gaps or spaces

The Benefits of Composite Bonding

The benefits of dental bonding are immediate – the improved appearance of your teeth and smile will instantly bolster your and self-esteem.

Many patients also appreciate that dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure. However, some restorative dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns, require some removal of a healthy tooth. Dental bonding involves molding the bonding material to fit your teeth and adhering to the surface with a curing light.

What’s more, dental bonding is cost-effective compared to porcelain veneers.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Before starting any dental treatment, Dr. Blyholder completes a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. This exam ensures you do not have any underlying dental health issues, such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. Should Dr. Blyholder discover any of these issues, she will recommend an appropriate restorative dentistry procedure before starting cosmetic dental treatment.

Once Dr. Blyholder determines that you are a viable candidate for dental bonding, you can schedule an appointment for the procedure, which usually takes no more than an hour to complete.

The steps involved in dental bonding treatment include:

  • Tooth color selection: Before starting the procedure, Dr. Blyholder will select the best composite resin shade to ensure the bonding blends with your natural teeth. 
  •  Placement of dental strips: The doctor will place thin strips between the surrounding teeth to keep them free from dental composite material.
  • Dental etching: Dr. Blyholder will apply a gentle acidic solution to the tooth to create a coarse texture on the enamel. Roughening the tooth surface makes it easier for composite material to adhere to the enamel.
  • Bonding: Using a special applicator brush, Dr. Blyholder will apply the bonding material directly to the tooth. 
  • Shaping the tooth: Dr. Blyholder will carefully sculpt the composite to look natural next to the surrounding teeth.
  • Curing: After achieving the desired size and shape, Dr. Blyholder will harden the composite material using a specialized curing light.
  • Final adjustments: Dr. Blyholder will make any last-minute adjustments to the shape and texture of the composite before giving your teeth a final polish for a more natural appearance. 
  • Removal of dental strips: Once Dr. Blyholder removes the protective strips between the teeth, you are free to take on the world with your dazzling new smile!

The best part of dental bonding is that you can resume eating, chewing, and brushing your teeth, usually immediately after treatment.

Taking Care of Bonded Teeth

If well-maintained, composite bonding can last up to 7 years. Practicing good oral hygiene will keep your bonded teeth looking healthy and natural. The best practices for good oral care include:

  • Steer clear of tobacco, tea, coffee, and red wine for at least 48 hours after the dental bonding procedure to prevent staining the freshly cured bonding.
  •  Brush your teeth at least two times per day and floss daily.
  • Schedule a dental examination and cleaning twice a year.
  • Steer clear of hard candy and other sticky or hard foods.
  • Do not bite your nails.

If you feel rough or sharp edges around the tooth following the procedure, or if you accidentally break or chip the bonding on your tooth, call Dr. Blyholder immediately.

Contact Us Today

Blyholder Family Dentistry provides a full range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions. To learn more about Dental bonding in Wichita, KS, call us at (316) 684-4921 to schedule a consultation.