Looking to change your smile in as little as one visit? We provide dental bonding to help restore and improve the appearance of stained, chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding uses tooth-coloured composite resin to repair teeth. The composite resin is applied to the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light.
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. Typically, a dental bonding procedure does not take more than an hour.
The dentist selects a composite resin colour that matches your tooth shade. The surface of the tooth is roughened and conditioning liquid is applied to assist with the bonding on the tooth.
The composite resin material is then applied, molded and set according to the desired tooth shape. A light is then used to harden the material.
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 habits such 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.