Teeth may chip, crack, decay, or get discolored in an ugly way caused by lifestyle habits or other underlying conditions. If you are suffering from any of the conditions and want to bring back your smile and confidence, you can try tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is a dental process that involves filling the damaged teeth with composite resin to restore it to its natural shape and size. It is a one-time affordable cosmetic dental procedure carried by a professional dentist and doesn't take much of your time. If your teeth are broken, chipped, or have gotten disfigured, Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group can help you with the process and make you smile and be confident again.
What Is Bonding Used For
Tooth bonding is one of the easiest dental procedures you can have to rectify the shape and look of your teeth. Its main purpose is to fill dents and restore the looks of a chipped or discolored tooth. The process also helps to fill large teeth gaps and changes the tooths shape, making them appear well-shaped and long. For the longest time, bonding has replaced metallic fillings and amalgam, which protected the tooth root from receding gums.
What to Expect in the Process
Before undergoing the tooth bonding process, you have to visit our professionals and have the condition checked first. Our professional will check your tooth’s condition, and if it is deemed workable, we will schedule your procedure. Our dentist will then select a resin that will match your teeths natural color before commencing the process. The process involves cleaning the affected teeth, then roughening it up before coating it with a conditioning liquid that firmly sticks the bonding material. After finalizing preparing the teeth, our dentist will apply the resin on the tooth and mold it well to come up with a perfect shape, just like your tooth.
After our professional gets done shaping the resin, the bonded tooth gets hardened using a laser or an ultraviolet light to make it usable without chipping. The final finishes involve adding resin touches to get a perfect shape and polishing it to match the natural teeth. Your tooth will look just like the others, but you need to take care since it's not as strong as the natural teeth.
How to Care for the Bonded Tooth
The bonded tooth can last as long as you take care of it. One of the maintenance practices is to clean it with the same care as the other teeth regularly. Since the bonding material can easily get stained, it's advisable to avoid teeth discoloring substances, including coffee, tea, and wine, and avoid smoking cigarettes and drinks that can erode the teeth. Avoid the habits, especially in the first 48 hours after undergoing the bonding process. It will help to regularly visit our professionals after the procedure to check the bonding condition and effects. Report to our dentist immediately when you feel any abnormalities such as cracks and sharp edges of the bonded tooth.
Tooth bonding is an inexpensive, simple, and effective process that helps repair discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth. It helps you regain your confidence and smile. If you require this service, please call Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group at 916-773-6565 today.