When it comes to fixing some dental issues, the saying “a little goes a long way” can definitely be the way to go. For those interested in tooth bonding, we have great news! At the Nashua Cosmetic And Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Smith and Dr. Byer can help you restore your smile using tooth bonding techniques that are less invasive and, in many cases, can resolve your issues in a single visit!
What is Dental Bonding?
Bonding is a conservative treatment for altering the structure or appearance of a single tooth or teeth. It requires minimal reduction, which allows us to preserve your natural tooth material as much as possible.
Also, in many cases, the bonding can consist of a tooth-colored filling that blends in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. Bonding is an excellent treatment for restoring your teeth to their natural appearance but with improved structural integrity.
A dental bond also improves the function of your tooth or teeth, allowing you to chew properly, thus preventing further damage that could impact the health of your other teeth.
What Conditions Can Tooth Bonding Treat?
Tooth bonding is a fantastic treatment that can address a wide variety of minor to moderate dental issues. Here’s a list of conditions this technique can treat.
- Visible chips and cracks
- Small gaps
- Sensitivity caused by gum recession
- Tooth decay
- Localized discoloration
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Shortened teeth caused by excessive wear
However, if you’ve lost a tooth or a significant portion of a tooth, or the tooth is extremely damaged, you may want to consider a dental implant instead of bonding. Implants will replace the tooth and the root using an implant that fuses with your jawbone and a porcelain crown.
How Does Bonding Work?
Teeth bonding is a simple in-and-out treatment. In fact, you won’t even need anesthesia unless you’re also in need of a filling or one of the dentists feels they need to alter the shape of your tooth dramatically.
Also, for situations such as a chipped tooth near a nerve, the doctor may give you anesthesia as the treatment may bump against the nerve, causing discomfort.
The dentist starts by picking the best composite resin color that matches your natural teeth. The dentist will use a chart to find the perfect shade.
Next, they will prepare to bond the chosen composite resin to your existing tooth. To begin, they will create a rough surface on the tooth and apply a bonding agent. The rough surface will make it much easier for the liquid and the composite to stick.
After that step, your dentist will then add the composite resin to the area before molding to repair the damage.
Lastly, everything is set using a UV light.
If you don’t feel the bond is perfect the first go-round, that’s okay. You can always have our dentists continue shaping your teeth further even after the resin has dried.
A Simpler Way to Enhance Your Smile
With bonding, achieving the smile you want is possible without the pain, hassle, and expense of other more invasive treatments. Call Nashua Cosmetic And Restorative Dentistry today to set up your consultation with Dr. Smith or Dr. Byer. Our phone number is (855) 363-3793, and our office is located at 1 Trafalgar Square #103, Nashua, NH 03063.