If you notice that your teeth need restorative treatment or they have too much gap in between other teeth, bonding is recommended. It is a procedure in which a colored resin is applied to the teeth. It is then hardened by a special light, which creates a bond with the teeth.
If you think you need bonding, you may consult with our dentists at Elliott Dentistry. We have created an environment where you can communicate with the staff openly about your desired procedure.
Reasons to Get a Teeth Bonding
Our dentist will recommend getting teeth bonding if you need to get your decayed teeth repaired. Composite resins will be used to fill the cavities in these teeth. Also, they will recommend the procedure if you have a chipped tooth.
Sometimes our dentist can recommend the procedure as an alternative to amalgam fillings. They also advise getting this procedure if your gums recede, exposing the teeth roots.
Procedure of Teeth Bonding
The preparation for teeth bonding isn’t too extensive. Anesthesia is also not needed unless the bond is being used to fill a cavity. For that part, anesthesia is recommended as our dentist will need to drill to change the tooth’s shape. Our dentist will use a guide to choose the resin color, which matches your teeth.
Next, our dentist will apply a conditioning liquid after roughening the area. By doing this, the bond will stick to the tooth easily. The tooth resin will then be applied and smoothed out as per the tooth shape. A blue laser is then used to harden the material. Once hardened, our dentist will trim, shape, and finally polish the resin to match the surface sheen of your tooth. The whole procedure lasts for about sixty minutes.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Teeth bonding is one of the cheapest and simplest cosmetic dental procedures. You do not have to visit the office more than once unless there are several teeth that need bonding. Unlike veneers and crowns, very little tooth enamel is removed. Lastly, anesthesia is not needed for the procedure.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Bonding material can chip if it’s not taken care of properly. Our dentists will advise you to get rid of habits like biting one’s fingernails or chewing on pens or tearing open a package using your bonded teeth. If you feel that your bonded teeth feel sharper than before or if it’s hard to bite down, we highly recommend getting in contact with our dentist.
Furthermore, our dentist will recommend you practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is more than enough to keep your bonding maintained. You should avoid drinks that may stain, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. Moreover, hard candies or food can cause chipping on the bond. We recommend visiting our office to get regular checkups to maintain your dental health.
We highly recommend our clients book a consultation with our doctors at Elliott Dentistry if you are noticing any discoloration or gaps or have a chipped tooth. You can book your appointment for a tooth bonding by calling us at 971-274-4360. Our staff will be more than happy to accommodate you.