People with minor teeth cracks and chips or spaces between their teeth can benefit from a tooth bonding procedure. Having cracks and chips in your teeth can make them vulnerable to further damage such as decay or increased chipping and fracturing. Such teeth can become sensitive, often causing discomfort. Repairing cracked and chipped teeth can prevent such problems. At The Dentist on Boones Ferry we use the bonding technique to repair your damaged teeth and close the spaces between the teeth. We utilize composite resin material when repairing the teeth. Additionally, our bonding technique can help cover blemishes like stains if we find that they cannot be done away with using a professional whitening procedure.
Who Should Seek Teeth Bonding?
There are many issues that dental bonding can resolve. We can use the bonding procedure to resolve both functional as well as aesthetic dental problems. When your teeth get chipped, fractured, or cracked, we can repair them using a composite resin material. We also restore the structure as well as the shape of broken teeth. When there are excessive gaps between teeth, you can visit our office to see if bonding can seal those gaps.
If we discover that professional whitening cannot remove stains on teeth, then we may recommend bonding to mask the stains. Our team applies tooth bonding over the teeth that are stained.
Moreover, if you are not happy with the shade, color, size, or shape of the teeth, our team can perform a complete smile makeover whereby tooth bonding is involved. Additionally, we can use dental bonding when you need your metallic fillings replaced, particularly if the silver amalgam fillings do not work effectively for you or if you are allergic to them.
Teeth Bonding Procedure
Patients only need a single visit to get their tooth bonding procedure completed. Our team begins with an exam to check how severely the teeth are damaged or stained. We prepare your stained or damaged teeth to ensure the dental bonding material is able to adhere firmly to the surface. Our dentist also scrapes off the tooth surface of discolored teeth and obtains the shade of the surrounding teeth. Thereafter, we demineralize the enamel using an etching agent. Next, we apply a layer of dental bonding material over that tooth being restored. We smoothen and polish it so that we achieve the desired shape. Our dentist uses a special light that helps cure the composite resin material. The procedure can take 30 minutes to 60 minutes for each tooth being worked on.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Once you have received the tooth bonding you should care for your restored teeth and the other teeth properly. The bonding material is able to stain, therefore, ensure you brush and floss frequently. You also want to reduce the consumption of tea, coffee, wine, and dark sodas because they are a culprit to staining of the composite resin material used to repair the teeth. Additionally, choose soft and non sticky foods because they help prevent failure of the bonding material. Ensure you regularly visit our office to check whether the bonding material is firmly in place and that you have no other oral problems developing.
Visit our team at The Dentist on Boones Ferry to find out more about dental bonding. Call us at (971) 377-1208 to schedule your consultation appointment.