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Even if you brush and floss faithfully, your teeth can sustain minor damage from time to time. Your teeth can become chipped or stained over the years, or a tooth may be shorter than your other teeth. Those problems can easily be addressed with a dental bond.

Dental bonds are one of the least-expensive methods for restoring your teeth. They can be done within thirty minutes, and unless tooth decay needs to be removed, no anesthetic is needed. Your dentist will mix a resin compound that will blend in with the rest of the surface of your tooth. Then, he will gently etch the surface of your tooth to help the resin adhere. The dentist will then mold the resin into the proper shape, and cure it with an ultraviolet light. Afterward, he will trim the excess material, and then polish it to match your tooth.

If you take care of your bond, it can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. A dental bond is not as strong as a natural tooth. You can chip or otherwise damage your bond by eating hard foods, chewing on ice, or chewing on pens, pencils or other objects. If your favorite way to open a package is to hold one end in your teeth and give the package a good yank, you could damage your bond.  Bonds can be stained, especially during the first 38 hours after they are placed. Dark colored foods and drinks and tobacco use can stain your teeth. Your dentist will have to restore the color of your bond since whitening products will not work. You can also make your bond last by brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams.

If you have a tooth that could use some sprucing up, or if you are looking for a dentist for your family, why not give our dentist, Dr. Gurusharan Singh a call? If you would like to schedule an appointment at Gurusharan Singh Seven Days in Indianapolis, state], call 317-893-2700. Let’s get your smile up to speed soon!