Do you have a cracked, discolored, or chipped tooth? Dental bonding may be the procedure for you. Our experts at Woodcreek Dental can offer you a professional dental bonding treatment, so you finally have the smile of your dreams. Here is all you need to know about the procedure before you book an initial appointment.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding (also known as tooth bonding) is a procedure where we apply a composite resin in the shade of your teeth to a damaged or discolored tooth. It is perfect for those who have issues on only one or a few teeth because it is much simpler and less expensive than other treatments. Tooth bonding can be done in a single visit and does not require any anesthesia.
At the beginning of our treatment, we will use a shade guide to determine the correct color of the composite resin. Then we will roughen the surface layer of the tooth and apply a type of glue that will make sure the composite is secured. Finally, we will apply the resin and shape it to match the appearance of your other teeth. When we are happy with how it looks, we will harden the resin using an ultraviolet light.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a great choice if you need help with repairing only one tooth. We usually use it to repair cracked, decayed, and discolored teeth. Additionally, it can also be used to reduce the small gaps between your teeth and to enlarge a tooth that is noticeably shorter than the rest. This not only helps with functionality but also help to improve your cosmetic appearance and self-confidence.
Since bonding is a quick procedure that has no healing period, it is perfect for those who cannot have any downtime after the treatment. It usually takes less than an hour and generally does not require you to come for a second visit. It is a good solution for busy people with little time to spare.
Dental bonding is a safe procedure, and there are no risks. However, since the bonding agent is not as firm as your natural teeth, it may chip, break, or separate from your tooth. Actions that can contribute to this damage include biting hard food, chewing on pencils, and biting your nails. Also, drinking tea, coffee, red wine, as well as smoking can gradually cause discoloration. This happens much less in teeth bonding when compared to other procedures such as veneers and crowns. These procedures also tend to take more than one appointment to complete and can be more expensive.
Teeth bonding is a simple and quick procedure that can give you a beautiful smile in less than an hour. If you have a damaged or discolored tooth, this may be the ideal treatment for you. However, you will need to book a consultation with one of our experts to make sure you are the right candidate for dental bonding. To schedule appointment or ask any questions, call our team at Woodcreek Dental at (805) 482-6389.