Your SW Calgary Choice for Cosmetic Tooth Bonding!
If you have a chipped, cracked, broken or discolored tooth, or want to close small gaps in between teeth, a cosmetic dental procedure like tooth bonding can give you the confidence to flash those pearly whites!
What is Tooth Bonding?
Whereas Veneers are applied to the entire front surface of the tooth, bonding is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth. Your dentist applies a tooth-coloured composite resin (a durable plastic material) to your teeth to repair the damage. The resin is shaped and hardened with a special light, which ultimately ‘bonds’ the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile.
It’s a cost-efficient solution, as it’s considerably less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns and veneers. Tooth bonding is simpler than other cosmetic dental procedures and therefore is fast and generally does not require any downtime. If you don’t need anesthesia, you can continue with your normal daily routine right after the procedure.
When is Dental Bonding Considered?
- To repair decayed teeth (composite resin is used to fill cavities)
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close spaces between teeth
- To make teeth look longer
- To change the shape of teeth
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Dental bonding can last for upwards of fifteen years, though some patients require touch-ups to address stain accumulation along the resin’s margins. In order to ensure the longevity of your dental bonding, regular dental cleanings are recommended. It’s also important to brush regularly with a soft-bristled brush and to floss daily. Reducing sweets or starchy food can also be helpful to ensure the longevity of your dental bonding.