At Cleary Dental our dentists are qualified to bond your teeth with a tooth-colored resin in order to rebuild the structure of your teeth. Tooth bonding is normally a cosmetic dental procedure used to treat cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth. Bonding is a simple and cost-effective solution compared to other procedures such as crowns and veneers.
You Should Consider Bonding as An Option To Restore Your Tooth
Your dentist will consider tooth bonding as an option to repair your tooth if it has a defect. Bonding can be used to close spaces between your teeth or make your small teeth longer. When gums recede, bonding can also be used to protect an exposed portion of your tooth’s root. Our dentist may suggest bonding if you have decayed teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, and discolored teeth.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Tooth Bonding
Bonding will be best suited for small cosmetic issues concerning your teeth, which means there are limitations to the treatment. An important fact is that bonding is only suitable for teeth with very low bite pressure, meaning that tooth bonding is normally only used to treat the front teeth. Bonding materials do not last as long as fillings, crowns, or veneers, and they are not as strong. However, bonding is the easiest and least expensive form of treatment. Additionally, tooth bonding requires the least amount of existing tooth enamel to be removed in order to treat damaged teeth.
Tooth Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding is an amazing option to repair your teeth because it is a quick and non-invasive procedure, multiple appointments will not be required, and neither will local anesthetics. Anesthesia will only need to be used if the bonding is being used to repair a decayed tooth. For the first step of the actual bonding process, our dentist will choose a shade of composite resin that matches the hues of your teeth. Then we will grate the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. This will help the bonding adhere to the tooth. Next, our dentist will be able to apply a composite resin over the tooth. Now we can mold and shape the tooth. Finally, ultraviolet light will be used to harden the material. This procedure will take 30 to 60 minutes in total to complete.
Tooth Bonding Aftercare
The aftercare includes keeping up with good dental health habits such as brushing and flossing after each meal and visiting our dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning. You should also consider quitting any bad habits concerning your teeth such as nail biting because that could chip your bonding.
Restore Your Smile Today
Tooth bonding can be done in one visit with our experienced dental professionals at Cleary Dental. If you want to fix your smile with a tooth bonding treatment. Call our office now at (856) 528-8607. Let us be your trusted dental provider.