Contrary to what it might sound like, dental bonding is not about bonding one of your teeth to anything. Instead, it is a procedure that can cover and repair cosmetic damage to your teeth, such as cracks, fractures, and other types of dental trauma. Teeth are pretty strong, but all of them can fall victim to needing some extra repair, and our team at thinks that dental bonding is the best way to do it.
Tooth bonding does not just repair dental trauma, but it can also help with fixing discolored teeth and can even repair gaps in your smile, as long as they are small. The bond is made from a resin, and it is applied to your broken tooth to cover up the damage and make your tooth look as good as new.
Why Choose Tooth Bonding?
If the damage is cosmetic and you can live with people staring for the first time whenever you greet them, you might wonder why you would want to bond your teeth. Well, even if you are fine with the cosmetic problem, the physical damage from the chipped tooth can lead to bigger problems. You can have problems chewing and the cosmetic damage can lead to bigger problems in your mouth if it is given time.
Who is a Candidate for Teeth Bonding?
Teeth bonding only works if you have a minor cosmetic injury that is not decayed. If your tooth is broken, decayed, or you have lost most of the tooth, then you need a deeper fix than tooth bonding can provide.
A dental implant procedure can help you deal with broken teeth or teeth that need to be replaced by a crown or a fake tooth. You are also a candidate if you are happy with the color of your teeth, and do not want to have them altered. The resin uses your natural teeth shade as a guide, and you cannot whiten your teeth after the bonding is done. If you want your teeth whitened, then our dentists will help you with the procedure before we apply the tooth bonding.
The Ease of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is an in and out procedure that you can get in a day. There is not even any sedation required if you did not chip your tooth near the nerve or require any filling. Once we choose the resin that matches the color of your mouth, we mix the resin to a bonding agent and then paint it onto your damaged tooth.
We mold the tooth to repair the damage and then dry it under a UV light. Once that is done, you are free to go about your day.
See If Bonding Works for You
Dental bonding is a quick and easy way to repair cosmetic damage to your teeth, and if you are a candidate to get it done, the process will restore your entire smile. If you think you are a candidate for dental bonding, then please come to our Katz Dentistry to set up an appointment, or call 737-237-0677 to describe your situation. We will get back to you and let you know if you are a candidate!
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