Dental Bonding for Gaps, Chipped Tooth, Discoloration

Dental bonding can be used to close spaces between gapped teeth and even change the shape of teeth.  It is also quick and very affordable for most dental patients.

Most people envision a beautiful smile as perfect straight, white, bright teeth.  In reality, many people’s teeth do not meet this description. Do not despair though.  A dental bonding procedure at one of our Country Dental clinics in Cambridge, Fergus or Toronto, can repair cracked or chipped teeth fairly easily.  Staining on teeth can also be treated!

The dental bonding procedure is fairly simple. Your cosmetic dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to your tooth.  Using a special light, the resin hardens and bonds to the tooth.  Sounds simple, right?  Our Country Dental dentists using these restorative materials have totally changed the outlook for patients with even the most problematic teeth.

Dental Bonding Procedure In Depth

Most dental patients can expect a painless dental bonding procedure without the need for local anesthesia or dental sedation.  The process only takes thirty minutes to an hour to complete per tooth.

To begin, your dentist must prepare your tooth for the bonding process.  Using a shade guide, the dentist will select the correct composite resin that matches the natural color of your teeth.

The tooth will be roughened and then coated with a conditioning material to help the resin bond to the tooth properly.  The dentist then uses a ultra-violet light or a laser to harden the resin.

Don’t worry, laser dentistry is as safe as using the ultra-violet light.  The resin hardens and the dentist may have to shape the tooth slightly.  A final polish to bring the great looking sheen out of the bonded tooth is the last step.  At Country Dental that smile is our goal.

Bonding vs Dental Crowns/Veneers

Dental crowns and dental veneers are alternative procedures used to cosmetically boost your smile.  Bonding has the advantage of being less expensive and far less complicated.

Most dentists like using dental bonding especially for small cosmetic changes or corrections of defects.  The time it saves both dentists and patients is also a big plus.  Veneers and crowns require multiple visits and time to craft the pieces.  Bonding procedures can be completed in usually one visit.

There are a few limitations to dental bonding though.  Dental crowns have proven to resists stains better than dental bonding over the long run.  Also, bonded teeth are much more susceptible to chipping or breaking than crowns or veneers.  You’ll be reminded here at Country Dental about items you should refrain from chewing to prevent future dental problems. The Canadian Dental Association offers more information on their Bonding & Veneers page.

Preventative Dental Care

Although we love seeing you at Country Dental, taking care of your teeth at home will prevent unnecessary visits to see us.  Proper oral care is all it takes.

Bonded teeth or not, taking care of your teeth doesn’t require any tricks.  Brush your teeth twice a day and do not forget to floss.  Have a regular visit here though, at least once a year, to let our dentists help you properly take care of your dental needs. You might want to even consider having dental sealants applied.

For more information about dental bonding, contact Country Dental online to book a dental appointment or call one of our three dental clinics:

Toronto – 416-335-7377

Cambridge – 519-620-7474

Fergus – 519-787-7878

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