You bond with people and things all of the time. In fact, the more you love someone the stronger the bond is between you. Like relationships, bonding on your teeth can make your teeth look as new and healthy as when they first popped out over the gums. If you are not happy with your smile when you look in the mirror, you need to know that we can fix your flaws. We can use bonding to fix a multitude of issues with your teeth. If you have a tooth with a crack or a chip, or if you don’t like the color of your tooth, we can use bonding agents to help. In fact, we can use bonding to change your imperfect tooth to a perfect one. Take a minute and let A Smiling Heart Dentistry talk to you about dental bonding.
What is Dental Bonding?
We can use dental bonding in many ways. Dental bonding is a composite material or a resin that we can put on your teeth easily. We choose a bonding agent that is nearly identical to the color of your teeth because they come in many different colors. That way, we can repair issues with your teeth, and no one will have any idea that you’ve had any work done at all. Bonding can be used to fix a problem that has just occurred with one of your teeth, as well as problems you’ve had for years.
Why Do We Use Dental Bonding?
There are several things we can use bonding for. Here are some examples. We can use bonding to fix a crack or a space in your tooth if you have a cavity in the tooth. Depending on how old you are, and when you got the tooth filled, you may have had a large cavity. Your practitioner - especially if it was in the 70s and 80s, may have drilled a lot of your tooth out, because back then, they thought drilling out the cavity and a little extra would help protect the tooth. Over the years, the space between your tooth and the filling gets weaker, and your tooth could decay further. Bonding fixes that problem. Bonding can also fix the problem if you have cracked or chipped that area around the cavity.
We use bonding more than any other substance to fix cracks or chips in your teeth. Bonding makes any defects in your tooth stronger and it makes them look much better. No one will even be able to tell you had any bonding done at all. We can also use bonding to repair a discolored tooth. Sometimes, teeth can be discolored due to an accident or an injury. You may have a discolored tooth because of medication as well, or an illness might make your tooth discolored.
How Is The Bonding Done?
Bonding is one of the easiest procedures we do for our patients. In order to bond a tooth, we will choose a color of bonding agent that matches the color of your natural tooth. We sand your tooth a tiny bit so that the bonding agent will adhere better. We then apply the resin to your tooth - you’ll notice that the resin looks like putty. We mold the resin onto the chip or crack and work with it until we get it the perfect shape for your tooth. We then use a UV light to harden the resin. That’s all the work we have to do to bond your tooth.
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