Repair Damaged Teeth Quickly with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a quick, effective, and painless restorative dentistry treatment. When you have a damaged tooth – whether jagged, chipped, or discolored – it can feel like a trip to the dentist will inevitably be painful on your wallet and your mouth. But porcelain veneers and dental crowns are not your only options for repairing a compromised tooth. Dental bonding makes tooth restorations easy and affordable.
The Dental Bonding Restoration Process
Lose an old crown but don’t want to wait for a new one? Dental bonding can take the crown’s place. Have one stained tooth that mars your entire smile? Dental bonding can whiten your tooth so it blends with the rest of your smile.
Dental bonding is typically completed in one visit to your Plymouth dentist. Here’s what you can expect:
- Quick treatment: It usually takes 30 minutes to one hour per tooth to complete dental bonding.
- Minimal prep: The tooth to be treated undergoes a light sanding and is then coated with conditioning liquid.
- Painless application: The tooth-colored resin that is applied to your problem tooth is matched to the color of your natural teeth and brushed on to develop a strong tooth structure.
- Easy bonding: Once the tooth has been completed coated with the customized resin, the resin is cured and hardened with a special light so it bonds to your tooth.
- Careful shaping: A tooth with dental bonding can be described as miniature sculpture. Your Plymouth dentist carefully sculpts the problem tooth so that it looks like the surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color.
- Thorough polishing: Each newly bonded tooth undergoes polishing until the tooth shines.
When you want your teeth to function properly again, but you want your smile to look amazing too, dental bonding fits the bill. Both form and function are restored with dental bonding.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Because the fields of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are full of procedures that are similar in scope and size, you may qualify for a variety of restorations for your damaged teeth. Dental bonding is one of them. As a tooth repair, dental bonding is considered versatile because it can fix teeth that are cracked, misshapen, gapped, fractured, chipped, jagged, or decayed.
Besides having the ability to restore incredibly damaged teeth, dental bonding is sometimes used as an alternative to tooth-colored fillings. Bonding can even help if you have a case of gum recession and want to protect the exposed root without undergoing tender gum repair.
Seeing celebrities with flawless smiles, even seeing friends and colleagues who have white, gorgeous smiles, can make you envious for your own smile makeover. This goal is achievable and affordable. Your Plymouth dentist is skilled in the art of dental bonding, and it is possible to reshape your problem teeth so that they are altered in length, size, and shape. No longer will a tooth stick out because it looks different – this is one time it’s great to blend in, and dental bonding gets the job done.
The Composition of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is delicate work, and the resin that is used to bond your teeth is sensitive. Bonded teeth can be stained, unlike teeth that are treated with porcelain veneers, for example, which are made of stain-resistant porcelain. Right after dental bonding is completed, it is essential to avoid typical tooth-staining foods like coffee, dark sodas, red wine, dark berries, or dark sauces. Any acidic foods should also be avoided, as well as tobacco products. Otherwise, brushing and flossing your teeth daily and keeping up with professional cleanings and dental exams twice a year will help your dental bonding work last for up to a decade.
You don’t have to live with problem teeth. You can afford a restorative dentistry solution that completes your smile and makes it look flawless. Don’t just aim for a presentable smile, aim for a smile you want to show off all the time. Dental bonding makes this confidence and this beautiful smile possible. Make an appointment with Dr. Shadi Krecht at his Plymouth, MI, dental office to discuss your restorative dentistry options and learn more about dental bonding.