Are you happy with your teeth? We don’t mean a little bit happy - we mean a lot happy. When you smile in the mirror, do you like your reflection? Or, is your eye immediately drawn to problems with your teeth? Maybe you have a tooth that is not the same color as your other teeth. You might also have a tooth with a chip in it, or a crack. You might be one of those people who have a gap between their two front teeth. If you aren’t happy with the way one or two of your teeth look, did you know that you can change the way they look? You can, and it’s not difficult or expensive. It’s a procedure called bonding, and it’s amazing. Let the professionals here at Brush & Floss Dental Center give you some information on dental bonding.
What is Dental Bonding?
We use dental bonding to help us repair teeth using a composite or resin. The composite we use will be close to the color your natural teeth are. We make sure to match your tooth color, because we want to make the repair look as natural as possible. When we bond your teeth with composite resin, we can solve a lot of issues.
Why Do We Use Dental Bonding?
We use dental bonding to cure a host of issues with your teeth. If you had a cavity filled years ago when you were younger, you may need additional repair to the tooth. That’s because over time, spaces might be created between the filling and your tooth. This is especially true if your dental filling is very old. The space between tooth and filling can decay, which could lead to tooth loss. Your tooth might also crack or chip. We can bond the area between filling and tooth to protect it. We can also bond areas of your tooth that may be chipped. With bonding, we can restore the look of your tooth that was chipped. Bonding can be used to repair a cracked or broken tooth as well. With bonding, your chipped or cracked tooth will be stronger and it will look better as well.
Bonding can also be used to repair a tooth that is discolored. In many cases we can use bonding to restore a tooth to its natural white sheen. It will look like all of your other teeth. This procedure works for people who have a discolored tooth due to an illness, an accident or an injury, or because of medication and would not benefit from teeth whitening.
How Is The Bonding Done?
The bonding procedure is very simple. We will choose a color resin for you. Then, we will sand your tooth just a little so that the bonding will adhere better. We apply the bonding material - which looks a lot like putty. We can use the resin and mold it to your tooth until we get it the perfect shape. We then harden the bonding resin with a laser or a UV light. That’s all it takes to bond a tooth. There is absolutely no pain involved in the bonding procedure.
Do you have questions about bonding? Do you need more information about how the bonding process works? We can help! Give Brush & Floss Dental Center a call at (203) 683-5253 to find out more.