Our teeth are very tough and long-lasting. It is due to the enamel present in our teeth, which is one of our body's most durable components. This does not mean, however, that your teeth cannot be damaged. Chipping a tooth is very common and more likely if you have tooth decay, bruxism, or abnormally high acid levels that eat away at your enamel.
Dental bonding can be used to renew and bring back damaged teeth to a normal look and keep them from deteriorating further. At Keizer Family Dental we will make sure that you get the best services in case you are in need of tooth bonding.
Who Needs Tooth Bonding?
If you are looking for a treatment that will fix your chipped, damaged, or fractured tooth, our dentists may recommend a cosmetic dentistry treatment called tooth bonding. Moreover, it also aids in the treatment of gapped teeth, uneven teeth, and may also lengthen the teeth for a more pleasing look.
Dental bonding treatment is also ideal for teeth that have been somewhat damaged and are not badly decaying. Take note, if you have always desired to whiten your teeth, you should do so before requesting teeth bonding from our dentist. Our dentist will select a bond that is comparable to the color of your natural teeth. The process of teeth whitening must be done before the bonding treatment.
Process of Tooth Bonding
In this process, no anesthesia is needed unless you require a tooth filling or more modifications to be done to your teeth. Moreover, if your tooth is also damaged near the nerve, anesthesia will be provided for comfortability.
Our dentist starts by matching the color of the initial composite resin that is appropriate to your natural tooth color. Our dentist will use a correcting chart to ensure that your bond and teeth are the same color.
After the process of choosing a composite resin, our dentist will now prepare the resin bond that will be placed on your existing tooth. The surface of the teeth may be roughened to ensure that the bond will stick and be prepped, a bonding agent will also be applied. The rough surface facilitates the flow of liquid and composite. The composite resin will then be molded accordingly to fit the damaged area of the tooth. At last, the composite resin will be bonded by UV light.
How To Care for a Bonded Tooth
After you have received your treatment, refrain from chewing ice cubes or other hard foods because it may cause the tooth bond to deteriorate. Hard and crunchy foods are difficult for your natural teeth as well, so try to avoid them to mitigate the cause of chipped and broken teeth.
Also try to avoid red wine, coffee, and other foods that may cause teeth staining. The resin used in dental bonding does not have the same stain resistance as enamel, thus, it may be more susceptible to teeth staining, and that could be very hard to reverse.
If you are ready to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile, our dentists here at Keizer Family Dental will always be ready to help you! Please call us at (971) 345-8563 to book an appointment today.