What Is Tooth Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored (matched to your natural tooth) resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, bonding the material to the tooth for a natural looking smile restoration.
What Dental Issues Can Tooth Bonding Address?
- To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To fill spaces between teeth
- To make teeth look longer (to match your other teeth)
- To change the shape of teeth (to match your other teeth)
- As a cosmetic alternative to various types of metal fillings
- To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed due to receding gums.
Benefits Of Dental Bonding
· Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures.
· Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a lab, bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved.
· Compared with veneers and crowns is that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed when you are choosing dental bonding as your restoration of choice.
· Unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
The lifespan of bonding materials for the teeth depends on how much bonding was done and of course, your oral habits. Practicing good oral health habits are key to maintaining any dental procedure. With good oral hygiene habits, dental bonding results can last from three years up to about 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced.
After Dental Bonding, Is There Any Special Care Required?
Since Bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as chewing on ice or other related hard food (corn on the cob, peanuts, hard candy). If you happen to notice any sharp edges on a bonded tooth or if your tooth feels odd when you bite down, call or visit Dr. Kami Marr.
Teeth that receive dental bonding do not require special care. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once a day and see Dr. Kami Marr for regular professional check-ups at least every six months.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT/CONSULTATION
Dr. Kami Marr and the team at Marr Family Dentistry will restore your smile. Tooth Bonding is only one of the many cosmetic options offered to our patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or consultation. We are here to help you with all of your dental needs and concerns.