What Happens When You Get a Tooth Bonded?

Jun 01, 2022
Your smile is such an essential part of your face that a single flaw can easily stand out. That’s why celebrities and TV personalities spare no dollar until they have a breathtaking smile that leaves a lasting impression. But besides the obvious aesthetic issues, structural dental issues such as chips and cracks can affect your dental health. Our dentist in Calgary, AB, offers tooth bonding as a quick and effective solution that returns your smile to its glory days thanks to our technological developments. Tooth bonding in SE Calgary is growing more popular since it can rectify a myriad of dental flaws with minimal tooth preparations.

What Is Teeth Bonding?

Almost everybody can attest that minor flaws can snuff the life out of any smile. Most people also know that smiles speak volumes, so it is understandable why you can be self-conscious if you have flaws. Cosmetic concerns such as severe stains, minor chips, and cracks will mar a smile making interaction with friends and colleagues a nightmare. What’s worse is if your livelihood depends on you to have a gorgeous smile. We can’t begin to stress enough the dental health issues that can arise from a small crack or chip that can easily be overlooked. You might not know the extent of the crack. Your tooth could be structurally compromised and expose the tooth roots, making your tooth vulnerable to infection. A crack can develop into a fracture, and eventually, your tooth can break off. That’s why our dentist near you offers dental bonding. The dental bonding procedure utilizes composite resin, a tooth-colored plastic material, to repair chipped and cracked teeth. The procedure is commonly known as dental bonding since the composite resin is “bonded” to your teeth’s surface. Composite resin has always been the ideal material for teeth bonding in SE Calgary because it is a pliable material. It can be shaped, molded, and even polished to provide the desired effect. What’s more, the composite resin is tooth-colored, so it means that it will inconspicuously blend with the rest of your teeth. Dental bonding can be used in two main ways:
  • Adhesive bonding – This is when our dentist near you uses the composite resin as adhesive to attach veneers, crowns, or dental bridges to teeth
  • Direct composite – This is when our dentist uses composite resin to correct dental flaws

How Is Dental Bonding Done?

Dental bonding is a quick and straightforward affair. Our dentist will carry out the procedure as follows:
  • Preparation
Because the procedure is non-invasive and simple, you are not required to prepare beforehand. The procedure will not take much of your time, so it will be just enough to get your smile revamped if you schedule a lunch appointment. Since the procedure is non-invasive, our dentist will not need to administer anesthesia. Anesthesia is only necessary if you are using composite resin as a filling, the crack being fixed is close to the nerve, or your tooth needs reshaping.
  • Bonding
The first thing our dentist will do is to roughen your teeth using a conditioning liquid to ensure that the composite resin adheres properly. Using a shade guide, our dentist will select the color that matches the rest of your teeth. Once our dentist finds the correct shade, the application of the composite resin will commence. After applying the resin, our dentist will mold and smooth it and expose it to curing light. The bright light will allow the composite resin to harden. After the hardening process is complete, our dentist will finesse the bonding. In other words, our dentist will trim, shape, and then polish the resin to ensure that it seamlessly blends with the other teeth.

How Long Will Tooth Bonding Last?

Composite resin chemically bonds to your teeth. Therefore, you can expect that the composite resin isn’t coming out anytime soon once the process is complete. If you properly maintain them, they can serve you for several years. But it doesn’t mean that composite resin is as sturdy as your teeth. So, exercise some restraint when using them, and don’t try biting down hard and chewy stuff. You should be prepared to get them replaced after five years or so, depending on how well you care for them. Anyway, you can contact our dentist at Willow Park Dental if you need to know more about dental bonding.