West Linn, OR
Having chipped or damaged teeth is something a lot of patients have to deal with. There are many procedures to help deal with those issues, however, one many have not heard of is called dental bonding. If you have always wanted to get your teeth fixed but could not find an alternative to fit your budget and get the results you wanted, bonding could be the right fit for you.
Patients struggling with what to do about their chipped or damaged teeth can look at dental bonding as an alternative. Though they might not be familiar with it, dental bonding is a very common procedure. This will allow you to be more confident in your smile. Dental bonding could be the answer and it only takes one office visit to complete this procedure. Ask about it at ZenTech Dentistry and we will be glad to give you the details.
There are many people who are nervous to have dental procedures done. It is why the field of sedation dentistry has exploded recently. Those patients who are a little anxious will be glad to know bonding is a non-invasive procedure that does not require a form of sedation.
The resin used in bonding can be tinted to carefully match the color of the patient’s natural teeth. We can make them match in size and shape too. By doing this, the patient’s jaw movement and chewing motion will be improved as well.
What are the Benefits?
In some cases, a cavity can be too large to be filled with a traditional filling in which case, dental bonding is the answer. Once the site has been thoroughly treated and all bacteria has been removed, the malleable resin can be manipulated to look the same as the natural teeth. It can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth where food can collect, irritating the gums and starting tooth decay.
Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
As with everything there are positives and negatives about the bonding process. Dental bonding is no different. On the positive side, dental bonding is extremely affordable and considered one of the cheapest restorative dental procedures. It is also quick, and, in most cases, the procedure can be completed in under an hour. Also, it is completely non-invasive and painless, with the results lasting quite a long time.
As for the negatives, teeth that have been bonded are easily stained. The resin used is not as dense as natural enamel and more porous lending itself to be stained.
Bonded Tooth Care
Once a patient has had their teeth bonded, it is important to be careful with their dietary intake. Hard foods can chip the resin. Also, those patients who bite their fingernails can also chip sections off. Regular brushing and flossing coupled with regular professional cleanings can extend the life of the bonded teeth.
If you have been looking for a reasonably priced solution to correct some minor teeth defects, dental bonding might be for you. Here at ZenTech Dentistry, we can provide you with an evaluation to determine if it is the right procedure for you. Do not hesitate to call if you have questions. We are always happy to talk to patients about their concerns.