Have you chipped a tooth? Instead of a crown or veneer, we can often correct the problem in a single visit with dental bonding. Remember, you should always have a damaged tooth repaired to avoid the risk of serious complications. Will bonding fix your tooth?
Frequently Asked Questions About Fixing Teeth with Bonding
Question: What problems will the procedure address?
Answer: We can use cosmetic dental bonding to address problems with the shade and shape of the tooth. We can ask permanent discoloration, which may be caused by fluorosis, tetracycline use, or injury. These stains may not respond to traditional teeth whitening. We can also close gaps between teeth and fix chipped teeth.
Question: Do the results look natural?
Answer: Yes. The material is metal-free and can be shaded to better blend with the surrounding tooth structure. The cosmetic restoration matches surrounding teeth.
Question: How does the procedure work?
Answer: First, we examine the tooth and if necessary, remove any decay. We then etch the tooth surface to ensure the material bonds with the tooth and shade it to match the tooth. The doctor will place the shaded material in several layers. As the material cures under a light the doctor will sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish the tooth to help ensure a natural looking appearance.
Question: Can you also address tooth decay?
Answer: Actually, yes. We use the same material in our tooth-colored fillings. As an alternative to metal fillings, our lifelike tooth-colored option looks natural and is safe for children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with metal allergies. In addition, placing them only takes a single visit. If you have any questions about bonding or addressing tooth decay, then please contact our office today.