Caring for Your Dental Bond

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If you have a tooth that could use a little sprucing up, why not talk to our dentist, Dr. Timothy Backiewicz about a dental bond? The composite resin used in a dental bond is crafted to match the color of your tooth and is shaped by our dentist to repair a cavity, minor chips, and fractures. It is inexpensive and can be applied in a single visit to the office. No anesthetic is needed unless decay needs to be removed.

With the proper care, a dental bond can last up to ten years. But you should keep in mind that dental bonds are not as strong as your natural teeth or even dental veneers. A dental bond does need a little extra consideration to make sure that it lasts.

If you bite your nails or chew on objects like pens or pencils, you can damage your bond. If you are in the habit of tearing packages open with your teeth, your bond can suffer as a result. Bonds are susceptible to staining, especially during the first 24 hours after they have been placed. However, over time, dark-colored foods and beverages, and tobacco use can stain your teeth. If you stain or damage your bond, it will have to be repaired by the dentist. Your bond will also last longer if you brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for your regular visits.

If you need minor repairs to your smile, and you live in the New Albany, Ohio, area, you can schedule your appointment at New Albany Family Dentistry by calling 614-855-0202.