Bonding and White Fillings
For those with minor tooth problems, dental bonding is an affordable, painless solution to restoring your radiant, beautiful, confident smile.
Dental Bonding is ideal for correcting:
• Discoloration, spots, and other inconsistencies in tooth color
• Slight asymmetries in tooth size or alignment
• Minor chips or cracks
• Minor gaps between teeth
Dental bonding is much like a putty or clay that your dentist will use to repair and reshape your problem tooth. Bonding can be made in any shade of white, allowing your dentist to closely match the bonding to the natural color of your surrounding teeth. While the color can be closely matched, bonding material does not have the natural-looking translucence of tooth enamel or porcelain. It does, however, provide a durable repair option in only one office visit.
The Bonding Procedure
First, your dentist will roughen the surface of the tooth that is to be reshaped. This is necessary in order to ensure a strong connection between the bonding material and the tooth. Once this is complete, your dentist will begin applying the bonding material to the tooth, sculpting it layer by layer until it meets your aesthetic satisfaction. When you are pleased with the look of your new tooth, your dentist will finish by curing the bonding material with a high-intensity light, and then polishing the new tooth.
Bonding is one of the least complicated cosmetic dental procedures available. No impressions of your teeth are required, nor are any x-rays or other imaging devices necessary. And, since no drilling or root work is being performed, most bonding procedures can be performed without anesthetic.
Dental Bonding Care Tips
You should treat your bonded teeth the same way you would your regular teeth. While bonding is very durable, it will chip just like natural teeth will. Be sure to wear a mouthguard while participating in contact sports or at night if you grind your teeth. Avoid biting down or chewing on hard objects such as ice, fingernails, and hard candy. Your dental bonding treatment should last for several years if good judgment is exercised and proper care is taken.
Composite Bonded Inlays
Composite Bonding – Class 1
Composite Bonding – Class 3
Composite Bonding – Class 4
Composite Bonding – Class 5
Composite Bonding – Diastema
If you live in Southern Oregon and think you may be a good candidate for dental bonding, please contact us today to arrange a consultation.
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- Eagle Point
- Advanced Dental Center
- 217 W. Main St. PO 236
- Eagle Point, OR 97524
- Phone: (541) 826-2525
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