Teeth Bonding in Dayton and Beavercreek, OH
Individuals who have visible imperfections in their smile may be good candidates for a teeth bonding procedure. A teeth bonding procedure is a quick and convenient solution for disguising imperfections and enhancing a patient’s smile. teeth bonding is also referred to as cosmetic bonding.
Teeth Bonding: Explained
During a cosmetic bonding procedure, the dentist changes the appearance of a tooth by creating a resin mold of it: Once complete, this resin mold will be identical to the tooth receiving treatment. These molds are very strong because they are created out of the same material that dentists use to make tooth-colored fillings. To ensure that once the treatment is complete it blends perfectly with the rest of the patient’s smile, the dentist chooses a resin that matches the color of the patient’s other teeth.
Issues that the Dentists at Gamber Family Dental Address with Cosmetic Bonding
Teeth bonding is frequently used to improve the appearance of teeth that are:
- Too short.
- Irregularly shaped.
- In need of a filling (i.e., as an alternative to the visible amalgam fillings).
- Too far apart, resulting in spaces between the teeth.
In addition, if a patient’s gums have receded, teeth bonding can be used to protect the root of a tooth.
The benefits of teeth bonding:
- At Gamber Family Dental in Dayton, Ohio, this is a fast treatment, usually taking less than an hour to complete. However, patients who choose to have multiple teeth addressed during a single session will spend more time in the treatment area.
- Unlike porcelain veneers, bonding is completed during a single session.
- When performed by an experienced dentist, the results look completely natural.
- This is a comfortable procedure, which allows many patients to forego local anesthetic.
- No significant modifications are made to the teeth that will support the bonding.
A Tooth Bonding Procedure at Gamber Family Dental in Dayton, Ohio
- The dentist picks out a shade of resin that matches the patient’s teeth.
- A mild etching solution is applied to the part of the tooth/teeth being treated.
- The dentist roughens up the surface of the tooth/teeth. Roughening up the tooth/teeth creates a textured surface that the bonding material can securely adhere to.
- Once the tooth is textured, the dentist applies the resin.
- The resin is carefully shaped to hide any imperfections.
- Using a curing light, the dentist can harden the resin in mere seconds.
- The dentist double-checks to ensure that the bonded tooth is visibly undetectable and looks completely natural.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Patients should brush their teeth two times a day with each session lasting two minutes. He or she should floss and use an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day.
To keep their teeth bright, patients should avoid or limit the consumption of foods and beverages that have a lot of pigment. These highly-pigmented foods include fruits, berries and red sauces. Beverages to avoid or limit include coffee, colored sports drinks, red wine, energy drinks and dark colas.
If applicable, patients should stop using all forms of tobacco products because the nicotine and tar in tobacco causes unsightly stains on the teeth.
Patients can prevent chips and cracks in the teeth by being careful when they bite down and by discontinuing habitual actions that can damage the teeth.
To prevent chipping or cracking a tooth, patients should:
- Avoid eating hard foods and candy.
- Stop crunching on ice.
- Discontinue chewing on pens and pencils.
- Stop biting their fingernails.
- Properly care for their teeth and remember to schedule biannual exams and cleanings.
Tooth Bonding Results
The results achieved with teeth bonding usually last from 4 to 8 years.
The Cost of teeth bonding
When compared to the other options available, teeth bonding is a relatively inexpensive solution for addressing visual imperfections of the teeth.
Dental Insurance and Bonding
If teeth bonding is being performed strictly for cosmetic reasons, the insurance will not cover this procedure, however, if the bonding is required to improve the health of the teeth, dental insurance will usually cover some of the costs associated with a tooth-bonding procedure.
Some Benefits of Choosing Gamber Family Dental for Bonding Services:
- First line dentistry.
- Long-lasting, natural-looking results.
- Patient-centered, state-of-the-art dental offices with experienced dental professionals.
- Friendly, caring dentists and staff.
There Are Gamber Family Dental Offices Located in Dayton and Beavercreek, Ohio
The Dayton location:
3085 Woodman Drive, Suite 150
The Beavercreek location:
3398 Dayton-Xenia Road