Having a tooth that is discolored, chipped, broken, or cracked will benefit greatly from dental bonding. It will also provide you with added confidence that will have you smiling often.
With dental bonding through Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, the procedure is done by the dentist applying a composite resin to a tooth in order for damage to be repaired. Bonding is a great way to save money due to it not costing a lot to perform as compared to a veneer or crown.
What is the Bonding Process?
To get started, a shade will be determined for the color of the composite resin so that it will be as close as possible to the tooth’s color. The tooth surface will be made rough and then have a liquid applied so that the bonding will hold.
The composite will then adhere on top of the liquid and shaping of the tooth will be done. Then, ultraviolet light technology will harden the composite on the tooth. If the tooth needs additional shaping, it can be accomplished once the hardening of the resin is done.
What is the Purpose of Tooth Bonding?
The purpose of bonding is to repair a tooth that has a significant defect, is broken, or has a significant gap in between. A lot of times a bonding will also be used on teeth that are discolored or have damage caused by cracks or decay. No extraction or implants needed.
Through bonding, your tooth can be made larger so that it will be even with your other teeth. The entire bonding should not take longer than an hour although the amount of time will depend on how much bonding will be needed.
Risks Involved with Bonding
The dental bonding procedure does not involve any risks to be concerned about. With that in mind, it is important to remember that the resin used is not a strong composite as compared to the teeth.
Your bonding may chip or fall off over time. You can expect chipping to occur when you eat candy or other hard foods.
The composite bonding is also not very good at resisting stains like many other materials are. If you drink a lot of coffee, then you can expect staining to occur. This will also go for smoking.
The Cost for Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding prices can depend on a couple of things, including the amount of treatment needed, and the location for the bonding.
Following your bonding procedure, the dentist will provide post-bonding care instructions. You will be instructed on what to look out for such as a sharp edge or an unusual bite feeling.
It is never a nice feeling when something bad happens with a tooth repair. This is why if you experience these or a chip occurs, then you should be in contact with us.
Does Dental Bonding Last Forever?
The bonding material used on the enamel is able to last up to 10 years. Implementing a good routine in oral care will enhance and increase the longevity of the bonding.
By scheduling regular appointments with our dentist at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates will enable your bonding to stay intact. If you have a broken or damaged tooth, give us a call today to make your bonding appointment.