Teeth have a really hard job to do for us. Not only is it hard, it’s essential, we need to eat and talk and they do a stellar job of accomplishing that for us. That being said, after some time teeth can begin to show signs of wear and tear in the form of chips and cracks. These issues are not only unsightly; they can make it difficult for your teeth to accomplish the tasks that you need them to do. Fortunately, dental bonding allows us to easily and effectively repair cracks and chips in your teeth in a cost effective way.
How can dental bonding help me?
Dental bonds offer a permanent solution to cracks and chips of the teeth. Compared to other methods that are used to fix such issues in teeth dental bonding is minimally invasive and much less expensive. It is even able to solve more complex dental issues like closing the gaps between teeth.
Are dental bonds easy to notice?
Whenever a dental procedure is being considered people want to know if it will leave a convincingly natural result. In the case of dental bonding the results are very natural looking.
Before we begin the procedure we will prepare the resin that we use as the medium to produce the bond. This resin is made of a composite of mostly of glass and a tooth colored plastic, as well as a strong dental bonding agent. While we are preparing this solution we match the color of your tooth to the resin that we are mixing. The end result is a dental bond that perfectly matches the natural color of your teeth.
Preparing a Tooth to Receive a Dental Bond
Once we have the resin ready to be applied to your tooth we can begin preparing it to receive the bond. To prepare the tooth we very gently etch lines on the surface that the bond will be applied to. Teeth are smooth, so we use the lines to give the bonding resin more surface area so that it will stay in place. Once the etching is complete we will use a special liquid to your tooth that cleans it of all debris and conditions it to receive the bond.
Applying the Dental Bond
At this point we can apply the bond. Depending on the application and the desired effect we can use the resin in as a putty to fill in cracks and chips. It will hold its form and allow us to shape it to our need. Once we have it placed on the tooth and shaped to our liking we can smooth it to resemble the surface of your tooth and set it in place. To set dental bonds in place we use a special UV light that hardens the substance instantly.
Dental bonding has the ability to last a long time and give your mouth its form and function back