When We Offer Dental Bonding
Bonding is an unobtrusive way to repair both the appearance and functionality of your mouth. If you have a chipped, crooked, discoloured, or decaying tooth, then dental bonding may be the solution for you. This simple procedure is quick and inexpensive, which makes it the ideal treatment for many patients.
We often recommend this option to those with chipped or crooked teeth. By adding a level of bonding over these teeth, the chance of future issues is lessened, while also eliminating any trace of damage. The natural white colour of bonding also makes it the ideal solution for discoloured or decaying teeth. When used as a filling, dental bonding is much less noticeable when compared to silver alternatives, making it the preferred choice for most patients.
Our Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding is a simple procedure that can be done in a single appointment, depending on the severity of the issue. First, the tooth is prepared by roughing up the surface to promote a strong bond. Next, a white filling material is placed onto your tooth and precisely shaped. Finally, we utilize our VALO LED Curing Light to set the bond and ensure it remains strong for many years. Once the bond is fully set, your dentist will trim and polish it to perfectly match the look of your surrounding teeth.
How Long do Dental Bonds Last?
The lifespan of dental bonds depends on several factors, including the amount of bonding that was performed, and your overall oral hygiene. If properly cared for, dental bonds usually last anywhere from 3-10 years, but can last longer than that.
What if My Dental Bond Cracks or Chips?
If your dental bond does crack or chip, you should inform one of our team members, as the bonding can usually be patched or repaired with ease. If left untreated, this damage can spread and compromise the entire bonding, which may require a replacement.
A bonded tooth can stain and is easier to damage than other cosmetic materials, such as porcelain veneers. To avoid this damage we recommend maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine by brushing twice-a-day and flossing at least once. Regular visits to our office also help to promote a clean mouth that will support your bonding. Finally, you should avoid biting on materials like fingernails, pens, ice cubes, or any hard foods. These are notorious for cracking and chipping dental bonds.
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