Dental Bonding From Your Dentist in Chatham
Comprised of durable, plastic, tooth-coloured composite resin, dental bonding can restore and refresh the appearance of teeth that are minorly chipped, cracked, stained, or in need of aesthetic repair. At Chatham-Kent Dental in Chatham, we’ve helped countless patients with this convenient, affordable, and efficient treatment, and have seen the transformative effects of dental bonding time and time again.
What does the dental bonding process entail?
Preparing a tooth for bonding treatment is usually very simple since freezing is only necessary in three instances: to treat a cavity, if the area being bonded is near a nerve, or if the tooth requires a drill to alter its shape.
Before bonding begins, our dentist will choose a shade of composite resin that’s as close as possible to your tooth colour. Then, a conditioning liquid will be applied to the area, which ensures that the resin will adhere properly. Resin is then added and sculpted to improve your smile and bite before a bright curing light hardens it in place. Following any final smoothing and polishing to ensure your comfort, the treatment will be complete.
How should teeth that have been bonded be cared for?
Teeth that have received dental bonding require the same diligent care as your natural teeth. Keep in mind that bonding can chip, so it’s important to avoid habits that can cause damage, including chewing on ice, biting your fingernails, or opening bags with your teeth. It’s also wise to limit staining foods and drinks, and to avoid or quit smoking.
Curious about whether dental bonding is right for you? Call us today to schedule a consultation!
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- Bolster your smile confidence
- Address minor stains and chips
- Treat decayed teeth
- Close unwanted spaces between teeth
- Cover roots that have been exposed by receding gums.