May 25th, 2013
Your teeth are like superheroes. They are the guardians of your entire digestive system, and man do they take a beating. These teeth are there to help you, and you’ve had them for almost as long as you can remember. It’s easy to take them for granted. After all, the enamel of a tooth is one of the strongest surfaces in our body. Like a superhero, they are nearly impervious. Nearly.
Once in a long while, something tragic can happen to your teeth. You fall and chip a tooth, you suffer a trauma to your jaw, or maybe you literally bite off more than you can chew. Cracking and chipping are an everyday possibility even though we almost never think of it. If your tooth is damaged, don’t worry. Your smile can be saved.
A cosmetic dentist works to repair or improve your smile. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, give our Columbus office a call to set up a consultation. But cosmetic dentists don’t just stop there. Cosmetic dentists can also shrink unsightly gaps between teeth and whiten your smile. These are all their areas of expertise.
Dental bonding is one type of dentistry that our experts specialize in. Bonding is the simple, quick solution for cosmetic issues. Dentists use a special liquid to create texture on the tooth to be bonded. This creates a rough surface for the new cosmetic material to be placed. The cosmetic enamel is a natural colored composite material that the dentist molds into the shape of a tooth. Roughening the tooth surface allows the texture beneath it to be stronger, making it difficult to come off accidentally. In fact, dental bonding can last longer than many solutions, sometimes even up to a decade.
All or most of the work at our Columbus office can be accomplished in a single appointment. Like many orthodontic procedures, cosmetic bonding utilizes ultraviolet light for fast bonding with adhesive materials. We know that you’re busy, so we keep your time in the chair to a minimum.
To hear about dental bonding and what our specialists can do, set up an appointment with our office. We serve the Central Ohio region and are conveniently located at Easton. Give your little superheroes a boost.
May 8th, 2013
For years, people have worked diligently to achieve the perfect smile. Brushing and flossing are the obvious measures that should be taken but many people have found that more permanent measures are needed to whiten and brighten their smiles.
While porcelain veneers are a good and viable option for a variety of patients, they may not be perfect for everyone. Likewise, caps and crowns work in some instances but every patient is different and so every treatment must be different. For patients looking for an alternative to veneers and crowns, cosmetic bonding may be the route to go.
Cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed by very talented cosmetic dentists. The process is typically painless and can do anything from whiten a smile to repairing the superficial imperfections of a smile.
- The outside of the tooth is given a rough surface. This new roughness will make it easier for the new material to be applied to the tooth.
- The cosmetic dentist will apply a resin or dental grade plastic to the rough surface of the tooth. More layers of material will be added until the tooth matches the surrounding teeth in general shape.
- A high-intensity light will be shined on the material. This light will harden it and give the material the same basic toughness of a natural tooth.
- Finally, the dentist will shape the new material. This process will ensure that the cosmetic bonding matches in color and shape to the surrounding teeth.
After the cosmetic bonding is completed, the tooth will look, feel, and perform just as any other tooth. Even care for a cosmetic bonding is simple. Patients with a cosmetic bonding need only to floss and brush as normal, basically treating the cosmetic bonding as the rest of their teeth. If you have more questions about cosmetic bonding, give our Columbus, Ohio office a call today.
May 2nd, 2013
What does a cosmetic dentist do, and why is cosmetic bonding good for you? These are very good questions. Dental technology is advancing, and so cosmetic bonding is becoming quite the popular way to align and mold teeth. You’re already familiar with what an orthodontist does – that’s cosmetic dentistry. The bonding process is a faster, more comprehensive process for accomplishing similar ends.
Cosmetic bonding is a way to fill gaps in your teeth, mend chipped teeth, and whiten your smile. Bonding also lasts longer than traditional fillings, staying on for up to eleven years. Best of all, it’s a minimally invasive process, and progress can be seen after a single dental appointment. The Dental Center is your resource for Columbus dentists who know about cosmetic bonding.
Bonding uses an enamel-like dental composite or resin that is applied to the surface of each tooth, sculpted, hardened, and finally polished. A fine texture is first produced on the tooth so that the composite will have something to bond with. Once applied, a high-intensity light is used to cure the material, hardening it on your teeth while you wait. The process takes several coats. After the final one, the composite can be sculpted and polished. The final result is a breathtaking new smile.
Almost whatever the condition, bonding can help give you an award-winning smile. Call our Columbus office and set up an appointment to learn more about dental bonding. We’re conveniently located at Easton Town Center, which is easy to get to no matter what part of Ohio you’re coming from. We look forward to making your smile even better.