Looking to change your smile in as little as one dental visit? Our family dentists at Apple Dental Care in Edmonton provide patients dental bonding to help restore and improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, or separated by gaps.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a painless way to make repairs to teeth. Bonding uses tooth-coloured material, called composite resin. Composite resin is placed on the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light.
The composite resin can be:
- Matched to your tooth colour.
- Shaped to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth.
- Used to build up teeth and fill in between them.
- Used on a broken tooth to restore it to its previous size.
- Placed over a stained tooth to make it match the colour of your natural teeth.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
At Apple Dental Care in Edmonton, we offer a streamlined dental bonding treatment service.
Since an extensive procedure is not required, you do not need to book an early appointment. The dentist simply has to select a composite resin color that matches your tooth shade.
When that is done, the surface of the tooth is roughened and conditioning liquid is applied.
This will assist with bonding on the tooth. The composite resin material is then applied, molded and set according to the desired tooth shape desired. A light is then used to harden the material. Typically, a dental bonding procedure does not take more than an hour.
Dental Bonding Benefits
Dental bonding offers cosmetic and restorative benefits:
- Repairs decayed or damaged teeth
- Fills gaps between teeth
- Mends discoloured teeth
- Changes the shape of teeth
- Protects exposed gums
Do bonded teeth require special care?
Bonded teeth do not require any specific special care. In fact, taking care of your bonded teeth isn’t difficult at all.
Simply follow good oral hygiene etiquette. Brushing teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day is required.
Because bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails; biting on hard objects such as pens and ice; or using your bonded teeth to open things.
If you do notice any sharp edges on a bonded tooth or if your tooth feels odd when you bite down, please contact us.