The enamel on our teeth is one of the most durable components of our bodies. Teeth are naturally strong, and they aid in chewing and biting. Still, chipping a tooth is not as difficult as you imagine. If you currently have chipped teeth, dental bonding can help you restore them, while also protecting them from additional harm. Here at Detailed Dental Care we can help you to learn and understand more about this procedure and determine if it is the best option for you.
What Is Bonding?
Tooth bonding, often known as dental bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure. It is used to fix teeth that have been minimally damaged, cracked, or chipped. This technique, however, can also be used to extend a tooth that is shorter than others, close gaps between teeth, and even treat stained teeth.
How Does Bonding Work?
Tooth bonding is a simple procedure that usually does not involve the use of anesthesia. The first step is to choose the appropriate resin color. Following that, our team will prepare the surface where the bond will be applied, ensuring that the material is well secured. We will next shape the resin, and finally use a UV light to harden it.
This is a fairly straightforward procedure that may not take longer than an hour. Because we will not be making any changes to the tooth before putting on the resin, you should not be concerned if it deteriorates. Compared to other accessible aesthetic alternatives, the bonding resin is significantly more durable, and is designed to look natural so it perfectly blends with your smile.
Does Bonding Have Any Risks?
Infections or allergic responses to dental bondings are extremely uncommon. Other hazards, such as the bonding material wearing down, chipping, or staining, may happen overtime. Therefore, patients can expect dental bonding touch-up procedures every three to ten years. Dental bonding material degradation, chipping, and discoloration can be slowed by properly caring for your teeth and avoiding specific foods, drinks, and routines.
One of the best aspects of the dental bonding treatment is that it has little-to-no side effects. However, some patients, particularly those who have had some natural tooth enamel removed, may feel discomfort in the days after treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Tooth Bonding?
To determine whether dental bonding is the correct therapy for you, we will consider the extent of the tooth damage. This procedure is best for teeth that have little damage. If the tooth is badly broken or in poor condition, a dental implant, crown, or filling may be a better option for your case.
You must whiten your teeth before bonding if you want a brighter and whiter smile. The material used for the union will be identical in color to that of your teeth at the time of the procedure, so if you whiten your teeth after the bonding, it will not affect the color of the resin.
Although teeth are tough, they are not indestructible. With the tooth bonding procedure, you may reclaim your ideal smile in an easy and pain-free manner. We can help you smile confidently again at Detailed Dental Care and take care of the teeth around the damaged one. To schedule an appointment, call us at (516) 875-6774 today.