Dental Exams & Cleanings
What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Cleanings and exams are an essential part of your oral health. Without a professional cleaning, you may begin to have heavy buildup on your teeth, which is caused by hardened plaque. Exams enable us to check for problems and create a treatment plan specific to your needs. We recommend having a cleaning and exam done once every six months.
Why might Dental Exams & Cleanings be needed?
If you forgo routine dental care, small problems can go unnoticed and get worse over time. The same can be said about professional dental cleanings. Even with the very best brushing and flossing techniques at home, heavy tartar buildup can begin to accumulate on different surfaces of your teeth. It is nearly impossible to clean this off yourself, and tartar can contribute to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is ideal for most patients, both adults and children. We will examine the tooth that needs to be corrected to determine if you would benefit from bonding. If you have older bonding, we may need to change it if it is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. You can feel good in knowing that your new bonding can last for 10 or more years and provide you with a full, even-looking smile.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The bonding experience begins by having you sit comfortably in one of our operatories. We then apply a bonding gel agent to the teeth. The composite resin is placed over this area. We carefully detail and smooth the material into place so that it looks completely natural. The material is cured with a special bright light that hardens the composite resin. You can treat this bonded area as you would any other tooth in the mouth. It is important to clean and floss around the bonding to keep your teeth clean.
If you would like to learn more about how dental bonding works, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.