Bonding is a restorative procedure where a tooth-colored resin is placed on the surface of a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. The resin material adheres to the tooth and can be used to mask stains, close gaps between teeth, or restore chipped teeth. This treatment can usually be completed in a single visit at Karen J Harris & Associates but may take longer than other restorations.
Tooth Bonding Procedure
The tooth bonding procedure is a simple and pain-free alternative to expensive cosmetic dentistry treatments. The dentist will apply a composite resin material to the tooth and mold it to the desired shape. After the resin is shaped and polished, it blends in seamlessly with surrounding teeth.
Why Do You Need Tooth Bonding?
Teeth Are Stained or Discolored
Some patients want their smiles to look as white and bright as possible. But some people also worry about the color of their teeth. When their smile is discolored, a dental bonding procedure can restore the tooth’s color. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin to cover or “bond” to your tooth.
Teeth Are Chipped or Cracked
Dental bonding is a quick and painless way to fix minor dental problems. It can also be used to fix gaps between your teeth. The bonding material is a composite resin that hardens when exposed to a special light. This resin can be matched to your tooth color, so you won’t have to worry about obvious bonding lines.
Teeth Are Uneven or Misshapen
When your teeth are uneven, gapped, or misshapen, tooth bonding is a quick, easy, and affordable solution. Unlike porcelain veneers, tooth bonding is a non-invasive procedure that requires little prep work. Your dentist will roughen the surface of your teeth, apply a bonding agent, and sculpt the tooth-colored resin until it’s the right shape.
Teeth Are Uneven or Crooked
Tooth bonding is a quick, easy, and non-invasive way to repair small cavities, cracks, and chips. It’s usually used for teeth that are significantly out of place or for misshapen teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are several reasons why people choose dental bonding. The bonding material is affordable and can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. It can usually be applied to your teeth in just one dental visit. Dental bonding can be used to fill gaps between teeth, change the shape of a tooth, or improve the aesthetics of your smile.
How to Care For Your Teeth After Bonding?
Bonding is a tooth-colored resin material used to fill in gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth, or change the shape of a tooth. The material is applied and shaped to match the look of the surrounding teeth. Once applied, it hardens and becomes a solid, permanent tooth restoration.Caring for your bonded teeth is much like caring for your natural teeth. You may need to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Avoid biting or chewing on hard foods, ice, or other hard items. You should also avoid habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco.
Get in touch with Karen J Harris & Associates at 2000 Locust, St. Louis, MO 63103, or call (314) 231-4893 to learn more about the perks of bonding.