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Teeth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a tooth restoration procedure that uses a composite resin material to improve and enhance your smile. It's used to repair chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, or change the shape/color of a tooth. The resin is colored to match the natural color of your teeth, so it blends in. Teeth bonding, unlike other tooth restoration procedures, such as veneers.
You will need to start by scheduling a consultation with the professional dental team at Legacy Dental. Before your bonding appointment is scheduled, the dentist will discuss your dental needs and goals. They will take x-rays and examine your teeth/gums to ensure that you are a candidate for this procedure. If you have gum disease, significant tooth decay, or any other serious issues with your oral health, you will probably need to have those issues taken care of first.
used to handle a variety of cosmetic dental issues, such as discoloration, cracks, chips, gaps, and more
one of the least costly cosmetic procedure options available
other cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers and crowns, require more time to prepare at a lab and a second visit is required to place them- but bonding can be done all at one time.
bonding doesn't require a lot of enamel to be removed and if you change your mind, it can easily be removed without permanently affecting your teeth.
many times, patients will get more than one tooth bonded at one time.
First, Dr. Campbell will assess your tooth and advise you on whether a crown is an ideal option.
The dentist will roughen the surface of your natural tooth and apply a conditioning liquid to it. This will help the bonding resin to stick to your tooth.
The dentist will apply the resin, which is like putty. Then, he will mold and smooth it to the desired shape.
Once applied and shaped, the resin will be hardened with a special curing light, which bonds it to the surface of your tooth.
The final step in the teeth bonding process is polishing. The dentist will make any final adjustments needed, and then polish it to a natural shine.
The procedure typically takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour per tooth.
The best dental treatment is usually the most conservative dental treatment. Veneers are more conservative than crowns and not as conservative as orthodontic treatment. Together we can help you better understand any potential risks and make the right decision for you.
Following a teeth bonding procedure, you'll need to follow proper oral hygiene in order to keep your mouth healthy and clean. You need to be using a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth at least twice daily- fluoride toothpaste is best. You'll also want to make sure that you are flossing at least once daily. Finally, schedule regular dental check-ups and cleaning- at least annually, if not twice a year.
At Legacy Dental, we're available Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 8 PM, and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. We are also in the office on Saturdays from 8 AM to 2 PM for your dental emergencies.
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