If you are looking for a solution for your minor dental problems and are looking for quality care, look no further than Middle Creek Dental. For minor damage and small cosmetic problems, you have many options.
One of these such options is composite dental bonding. This procedure is pretty simple, but it takes much skill to pull off flawlessly. Fortunately, we have just that, and the years of experience to back up that claim. We can take care of you in a way that no one else can.
What is Dental Bonding?
When you come in for a dental bonding procedure, you will be receiving a small amount of composite resin on the surface of your teeth that is molded or shaped to repair small amounts of damage or to cosmetically enhance your smile.
This repair is a bit more fragile than a veneer or a crown but is also much more affordable. It may chip or require other repairs down the line, which is important to remember. It is hardened with a special curing light during your appointment, though, which ensures that it will not shift or become misshapen.
Who Needs One?
There are a lot of different minor restorative or cosmetic procedures that can be accomplished with this simple procedure, for a percentage of the cost. A lot of the time, this resin is used to fill minor cavities.
It is a better option for your wallet than other filling materials. It can also be used to fill in racks or chips, protecting your natural tooth and preventing the damage from expanding.
We can cover severe discoloration as well to give your smile a natural looking radiance without drastic changes. We can change the length or shape of your teeth to enhance your smile or to fill in gaps between your teeth.
This can also improve your bite pattern to a more comfortable position. Finally, if you suffer from a receding gumline, your roots may be exposed and sensitive. This resin can cover that up as well, meaning no more pain!
How Do I Get One?
Most people are candidates for dental bonding, and if you are given the opportunity to get one, we will start by prepping your tooth. While this most often does not hurt and so we won't use anesthetic, in rare instances we may.
When we prepare your tooth, we will remove a small layer of enamel so that the resin has something that it can stick to. Then, we can shape and mold it to your specifications or fill in a cavity. Once your tooth is perfectly shaped and colored, we will use a special light to harden the resin completely. Then, you are all set!
How Long Does Dental Bonding Take?
Dental bonding is a fairly rapid process. Most dental bonding appointments take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on how much bonding you need and how many teeth are involved. If you have multiple teeth or multiple areas to fix, you may need more than one bonding appointment.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
If you take good care of your teeth, your bonding should last between three and 10 years. After that time, you’ll need to have your bonding replaced. That’s because, over time, the bonding agent may flake or chip. The harder you are on your teeth, the less time your bonding will last.
To preserve your bonding for as long as possible, you will want to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy and avoid overly sticky or hard foods. If you play contact sports, be sure and wear a mouthguard to protect your bonding.
Can You Remove Dental Bonding?
One of the great things about dental bonding is that it is removable. Bonding agents are added to your teeth, and you don’t lose any of your enamel. You can have your bonding removed whenever you want.
Can Your Dental Bonding Be Redone?
Because bonding is added to your tooth enamel, it is not a problem to redo your bonding. Many adults have their bonding redone if they happen to chip it or if several years have passed in between bondings.
Can You Whiten Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is like many other dental additives, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers. Once the bonding is in place, you can’t whiten it. If you want your smile to be as white as possible, you may want to have your teeth whitened ahead of time.
You can either whiten your teeth yourself or come into the dentist’s office to have your teeth whitened. Bonding comes in many colors, and the dentist will be able to match your tooth color to the bonding agent.
Schedule a Dental Bonding Appointment with Your Nampa, ID Dentist Today!
If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, or broken, or you have spaces in between a few of your teeth, you might want to try bonding. Bonding is a great way to change the shape of your teeth or to fix a tooth that is discolored because of an accident or an injury.
If you need help with a bonding appointment, reach out to us at Middle Creek Dental today by calling (208) 505-9975.