Our services for bonding and white fillings are ideal for individuals with minor cosmetic issues, like stains, chips, and gaps. They are most effective on the front teeth, which do not suffer as much wear and tear as your back teeth. You should be in good dental health before receiving bonding or white filling treatment. Your dentist might want to resolve gum disease or any other issues prior to the treatments. If you have large fillings or teeth that are severely damaged, you may not be a candidate for bonding or white fillings in Orange County and would instead benefit from crowns or veneers. Your dentist can give you a better idea of how well you would benefit from bondings or white fillings during your initial consultation.
Once you receive bonding or white fillings in Orange County at our office, a significant next step is caring for them correctly in order to make them last.
Proper care for these procedures includes regular brushing and flossing, along with visits to your dentist for professional cleanings and exams once every six months. Your dentist might suggest that you avoid doing things that could upset your bonding, like biting into hard foods or eating and drinking things that are very acidic. In general, avoid chewing on hard things like popcorn kernels or ice.
Do not let metal objects like pens or paper clips touch the areas with bonding or fillings. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, you will need to talk to your dentist about using a mouth guard to protect your dental work and prevent damage.
Make sure to follow any additional instructions or recommendations given to you by your dentist.