How Do I Fix My Cracked Tooth?
If you have a cracked tooth, don’t panic! There are several treatment options available to save your tooth, and dental bonding is one of them. Dental bonding is a quick, easy, and affordable option for repairing cracked teeth. In most cases, the dentist will be able to repair the crack using just one appointment. So, what exactly is dental bonding? And how does it work? Keep reading to find out!
What is dental bonding and what are its benefits
Dental bonding is a common procedure used to repair cracked teeth. Cosmetic bonding can also be used to change the shape of teeth or to improve their appearance. One of the benefits of dental bonding is that it is usually less expensive than other cosmetic procedures, such as veneers.
It can also be completed in a single office visit and does not require anesthesia. In addition, dental bonding can last for several years with proper care. Therefore, it is an ideal option for people who want to make minor corrections to their smile without breaking the bank.
The process of dental bonding
The first step in the tooth bonding process is to thoroughly clean and prepare the teeth that will be bonded. This usually involves lightly sanding the surface of the tooth in order to roughen it up and give the bonding material something to adhere to. Once the teeth are prepared, your dentist will then select a shade of composite resin that closely matches the color of your natural teeth.
The next step is to apply the bonding material to the prepared tooth surface. This is done using a small brush or applicator tip. Once the bonding material is in place, your dentist will use a special light to “cure” or harden it. Once the bond is cured, your dentist will then shape and polish it to match the surrounding teeth.
The entire dental bonding process usually takes less than an hour to complete and can be done in a single office visit. Bonding is considered a very safe and effective way to improve your smile and is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures being performed today.
The materials used in dental bonding
There are a few different types of materials that can be used for dental bonding, but the most common is composite resin. This material is made from a mixture of glass or quartz particles and a plastic resin, which makes it strong and durable. Composite resin can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, so it looks very natural once it is in place.
While dental bonding is not as durable as other dental treatments, it can be a good option for people who want to improve their smile without undergoing extensive dental work.
How long does dental bonding last?
It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your dental bonding. With proper care, your dental bonding can last for many years. However, it is possible for the bonding material to stain or chip over time.
In addition, the bonding material may not adhere as well to your teeth over time. If you have any concerns about your dental bonding, be sure to talk to your dentist.
We’re here to help!
If you have a cracked tooth and are in pain, don’t worry. There is a solution that can fix your tooth without having to go through surgery. Dental bonding is a quick and easy procedure that our dentists can do in one visit.
In most cases, the results are permanent and will restore the function of your tooth. If you’re interested in learning more about dental bonding or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call today.
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