Do you have stained, damaged, or discolored teeth? Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the aesthetics of damaged teeth. This treatment can help rebuild the tooth structure and lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades. It is also composed of a long-lasting composite resin that is adhered and shaped to teeth.
Tooth bonding can be used to address:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Stained teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Is Tooth Bonding Right for Me?
Tooth bonding is a solution best suited to treat minor to moderate tooth damage. Dr. Dhara Patel may also recommend dental crowns or extraction for patients with severe cases of tooth damage. Before treatment, Dr. Patel will examine your teeth and gums, taking your budget, goals, and health into consideration. If you think that you would be a good candidate for tooth bonding, call Best Dental Spa at 847.660.6603.
Treatment with Tooth Bonding
Dr. Patel will prepare the tooth or teeth receiving the tooth bonding material. Tooth preparation entails the removal of a small part of the tooth structure. This is done so that composite resin can adhere to the surface of your teeth. The resin is then applied, shaped to the tooth and cured using a special bonding light. The tooth is then shined for a natural and brighter look. Air abrasion may also be used to fix any imperfections. Make sure that you schedule regular dental checkups to maintain the health and appearance of your smile.
Tooth Bonding FAQS
Learn more about tooth bonding below:
How long does tooth bonding last?
Depending on the tooth’s location, tooth bonding can last from 4 to 8 years. It is not as permanent as its counterpart, dental veneers.
Does tooth bonding hurt?
Tooth bonding does not hurt as the area of the tooth being worked on is not sensitive. You will not feel pain during the procedure and should not feel any discomfort at all after the treatment.
Does tooth bonding break easily?
Unless you clench or grind your teeth, the tooth bonding biocomposite material is not easily breakable. If you suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, tell Dr. Patel and he can help treat the condition at the source.
Can you eat normally with dental bonding?
Directly after the bonding procedure patients should avoid eating any hard or chewy foods. After a few days patients may start to slowly experiment with the strength and capabilities of their bond. It may take a week or two to get used to beginning to eat normally and adjust to the feeling.
How do I care for my composite bond?
Patients with bonds are told to avoid foods and drinks that may stain them. These include tomatoes, tea, coffee, wine, candy, etc. They also should practice a strong and consistent oral care routine, as well as schedule regular dental cleanings. Patients with tooth bonding should also avoid smoking, and drinking through straws if possible.
Repair Teeth Today
Call 847.660.6603 today for comfortable treatment at Best Dental Spa. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel online today.