An economical tooth bonding may be the solution you need to repair and improve the look of your teeth. If you have a chipped, uneven, broken, or stained tooth, tooth bonding can be the treatment to make it stronger, whiter, and brand-new looking without putting a big strain on your budget. Tooth bonding is one of the least expensive improvements you can make to your teeth, and it is relatively long-lasting.
To introduce all aspects of this process to you, Main Beach Dental has put together the following information. If it seems as though tooth bonding may be a solution to your dental problems, please contact us immediately!
When is Tooth Bonding a Possibility?
Tooth bonding can be used on many conditions including:
To close gaps – Dental bonding can bridge small gaps between teeth – particularly front teeth, which are what others notice first about your smile! Because composite resin is customized to your teeth, no one need ever know you had a spacing problem!
To change tooth shape – If you have teeth that look smaller than their brothers, bonding can build them up to eliminate size discrepancies.
To repair small fractures and chips – Small chips, fractures, or wear are not unusual. Dental bonding can be used to repair these issues and restore your tooth’s natural shape and form.
To restore decayed teeth – A tooth that’s been damaged by decay can be restored with composite resin. Because it is custom shaded, tooth bonding is also esthetically pleasing.
To protect tooth roots – Our gums can recede for various reasons, causing roots to become exposed, which can be unhealthy and painful. Tooth bonding can be used to cover the space and protect your root from further exposure.
What is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding does not require any work from external dental labs, so it is normally completed in one visit of about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
During the treatment a tooth-colored, composite, resin type material is applied to the flawed tooth. The damaged tooth is first ‘cleaned’ by etching – This may sound daunting, but in fact it is quick and usually painless, requiring no anaesthesia.
Next, a composite is applied, usually in layers, and sculpted into the correct, attractive shape. Once an attractive shape is achieve, it is hardened with a special curing light, then polished so it is attractive, lustrous, and fits in with your other teeth. Once in place, tooth bonding normally stays in place unless it is ground down or dislodged by a strong or consistent outside force.
How long does bonding material last?
How long tooth bonding lasts depends on many things, most of which are under your control . With good care a bonding can last a decade or more.
Longevity depends on certain conditions in your mouth, your bite, what kind of food and drinks you consume, your dental habits, and how much of your tooth is there for the composite to be bonded onto. The skill and expertise of your dentist is also important, which is why Main Beach Dental is a good choice!
Eat hard or sticky foods carefully, and avoid foods that might stain your teeth. Do not open packages or bottle tops with your teeth or crunch ice or other hard materials. At home, be sure to practice good dental hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Finally, be sure to schedule regular visits with your Main Beach Dental office!
Dental Care at Main Beach Dental
At Main Beach Dental your oral health is important to us. We provide gentle, specialist care for all conditions and work to prevent disease, decay, and too many dentist appointments in the future. Our commitment to our patients is brilliant looking teeth in a healthy mouth and body!
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