Dental Bonding Middleborough MA
Dental Bondng Procedure
Dentistry is amazing in that it can not only restore function but beauty as well. There are many ways to accomplish this, but one of the easiest and cheapest ways is through dental bonding.
Dental bonding involves the use of tooth-colored materials such as resin, plastic, and glass to fix and replace a chipped or broken tooth. It can also hide discoloration and minor spacing issues. These materials bond with the tooth and are available in various shades to match the existing tooth color. It’s hard to tell that a tooth has been bonded.
Bonding is a good solution for a variety of dental issues, but it will not last as long as a dental veneer. It is a good temporary solution, as it does not require drilling or a dental laboratory. Bonding is a good solution for teens who have immature teeth but do not want to wait for a permanent dental restoration.
Interested in whether dental bonding will work for you? If so, contact Middleboro Family Dental. We offer many options to fit your needs. Give us a call today at (508) 947-4411.
The Dental Bonding Process
Bonding is an easy, straightforward process that does not involve lab work. Therefore, it can be accomplished in one visit to the dentist. The whole procedure may take 30-60 minutes.
First, the dentist will clean the surface of the tooth to be bonded so it is free of plaque and other debris. The surface is then etched with an acidic gel that opens up tiny pores in the surface. The etching gel is then rinsed off and the composite resin is painted on in a thin layer. It fills the pores to create a strong bond. The material is then hardened with a special curing light. Another layer may then be painted on and cured. The bonding process may use multiple layers, which may be painted on until it reaches the desired thickness. A dental drill is then used to shape the material. Once the tooth looks good, it will be polished.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
It’s important to take care of your bonded teeth so they can last a long time. While they are not permanent, they can last 3-10 years with proper care.
Bonded teeth should be brushed and flossed daily, just like natural teeth. You should schedule teeth cleaning twice a year. Bonded teeth can get stained easily. It’s a good idea to avoid smoking and consumption of coffee, tea, and red wine. Avoid putting force on your bonded tooth by biting your nails, holding pens in your mouth and using your teeth as scissors. This could cause chipping and other damage.
Contact Us Today
If you are tired of the appearance of your teeth, bonding can help restore them and give you a gorgeous smile you’ll be proud to show off. The dentists at Middleboro Family Dental have experience with various types of cosmetic dentistry. Let us help you discover your options. Contact our office today at (508) 947-4411 to schedule a consultation.