Many patients are unaware of the dental procedure known as dental bonding but it has been around for decades and is often relied upon to treat a wide variety of conditions in the oral cavity.
Those that are unaware of it are always surprised to find that it can treat things such as gaps between the teeth, discolored patches on tooth enamel, and even misaligned teeth.
The procedure is simple and does not require any form of sedation. It is also inexpensive and the best thing about it is, it can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
Noninvasive, bonding is very common in almost every dental practice and relied upon to help make the patient's teeth uniform and improve their smile in a single office visit.
Those patients who have been looking at options to help their teeth imperfections should look into bonding procedures.
For patients who have been looking for an inexpensive, noninvasive option, dental bonding could be it. Please come see us at our Bonnie & Simone office.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
While many people have anxiety about going to the dentist, this particular procedure does not cause any pain or discomfort and requires no sedation whatsoever.
It is completely non-invasive and over in less than 15 minutes. A resin is used in the bonding procedure which can be tinted to any color and shaped to match the patient's teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
If a patient has a particularly large cavity after a root canal or perhaps has one in a difficult place to fill traditionally, bonding can help. Dental bonding can do the trick by easily filling the cavity regardless of how big it is.
Once the decay is removed from the cavity and the site properly prepared, the resin is carefully pressed into the cavity. Once in place, it can then be manipulated in color and shape, and size.
This procedure instantly restores the lost functionality of the damaged tooth and can alleviate the patient's discomfort.
Bonding resin can also be used to fill gaps between teeth to minimize the chances of food getting caught between them which can lead to tooth decay.
The Positives and Negatives About Bonding
As with most any procedure or operation, there are good things and bad things about them, and dental bonding is no different. One of the big positives is the low cost.
It can also take a single appointment to complete. The procedure is pain-free and will last for years.
On the negative side is the fact that resin is more porous than natural enamel and more likely to stain because of it. Bonding resin can also chip as it ages.
For the week following the procedure, patients need to be careful with what they eat, avoiding hard foods. They also need to avoid chewing their fingernails, pen caps, or pencils because this can lead to chipping and damage the resin as well.
Those patients interested in finding out more about dental bonding should come to see us at Bonnie & Simone. Patients can also reach us by phone simply by calling us at this number: (757) 540-1028. Call us today.