candidate for dental bondingWhen you arrive at Denver Smiles in Golden with chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth, you may be nervous at the mention of procedures like veneers or crowns. Dental bonding is an affordable, pain-free alternative to many of these common cosmetic dentistry procedures that can address the same issues. Read on to learn if you are a candidate for dental bonding.

Your Teeth Are in Good Health Before Dental Bonding

Dental bonding works by applying a layer of bonding material over the surface of your tooth. For this process to work effectively, your teeth need to be in good overall health. Small cracks and chips can be covered, but broken teeth or teeth with very large cavities will likely have a hard time supporting a dental bond.

You Commit to Better Lifestyle Habits After Dental Bonds

To make your dental bonding last for a long time, and to ensure that the surrounding teeth remain in good health, it is important to commit to better habits. For example, limiting coffee or red wine can lead to less stains. Cutting out tobacco products can help stop stains as well.

You Are Willing to Protect Your Dental Bonds

Dental bonds are not as durable as veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Chewing on your fingernails, biting pen caps or pencils, eating ice chips, or opening things with your teeth can all cause damage to the dental bond. If you can avoid these things to keep your dental bonds in good shape, you are a great candidate for dental bonding.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Dentist in Golden

If you have more questions about dental bonding, or want to get a firm answer to the question “Am I a candidate for dental bonding?”, please contact our Golden office. Call us at 303-623-4444, or contact us online.