Are there small chips and cracks in your tooth enamel? Do you have a single stained tooth that impacts the overall look of your smile?
Horizon Family Dental Care provides experienced and personalized dental services for your cosmetic or restorative needs. We offer dental bonding as a solution for teeth that are damaged or have minor cosmetic imperfections.
Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that covers small injuries, stains, and other imperfections using a biocompatible material. This material can be color-matched to blend in with the shade of natural teeth. At Horizon Family Dental Care, our dentists help patients enhance their smiles with dental bonding treatment.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding treatment:
- Closes gaps between teeth
- Treats chips and cracks in the enamel
- Brightens dull teeth
- Covers slightly crooked teeth
- Lengthen short teeth
Dental bonding offers quick and efficient treatment with high-quality results. It is very affordable when you compare it to other, more permanent treatments. We may suggest this treatment if you need to treat damage, discoloration, tooth gaps, or crooked teeth. During a consultation, your dentist will determine if tooth bonding treatment is right for you and your specific budget, current needs, and oral health goals. Your dentist can complete it during a single visit to our dentist office.
If you are looking for a more permanent solution or have extensive damage or discoloration, bonding may not be the right treatment. We also offer porcelain veneers and dental crowns. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that your dentist will bond to the front of your tooth to hide any damage or blemish. A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that will cover the entire tooth. Both of these options will give your tooth a whole new appearance. However, they are permanent, will cost more than the bonding procedure, and it takes longer to complete the process.
Tooth Bonding Treatment
We begin dental bonding treatment by cleaning the teeth and preparing them for the bonding material. Preparing the teeth by etching a small portion of the tooth enamel helps create a good bonding surface. Then, we apply a tooth-colored biocompatible resin to the teeth. This resin is molded and shaped by hand to match the desired shape and size of the teeth. Finally, the bonding material is cured using light and heat.
Directly after your tooth bonding treatment, stay away from hard, chewy, and sticky foods. Also, avoid using tobacco products or drinking beverages that can stain the bonding material. Caring for your bonded teeth in this way will help maintain your results for a longer period of time. The bonded tooth should last for about five to ten years if taken care of properly.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Improve the look and feel of your smile with dental bonding treatment. Request a dental appointment with our professional dental team on our website. Let our team know if you have questions or concerns about your treatment options and they will be happy to help.