If you have chipped, broken or cracked teeth, consider improving your smile with dental bonding. Dental bonding uses composite materials to improve the appearance of a tooth. This composite material is similar to a paste that is made from fillers and resins. At Appleway Dental Clinics in Red Deer, we perform dental bonding to produce immediate results for patients who are in need of a complete smile makeover. It is an easy, non-invasive dental procedure that requires minimal tooth removal. It uses composite materials to improve the appearance of your tooth.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
At Appleway Dental Clinics, the process of a dental bonding session is completed within one appointment. Here are the steps involved:
First, our dentist will choose the appropriate colour of bonding, matching the shade and appearance of your natural tooth.
Next, the tooth is prepared for bonding which requires the removal of some of the tooth enamel for proper adhesion.
Then, the composite resin material is applied to the tooth and shaped accordingly.
Next, a light will be used to secure the bonding material, which is then shaped, smoothed and polished for a beautiful appearance.
Dental bonding is beneficial for:
Closing gaps and space between teeth
Repairing teeth that are broken, cracked or chipped
Reshaping tooth contours
Replacing silver amalgam fillings
Disguising stained and discoloured teeth
Generally, dental bonding is used to improve a patient’s smile, but is not as strong and effective as natural tooth enamel. Our dentist will recommend regular check-ups to prevent breakage and staining. We also suggest that with proper care dental bonding lasts approximately five years. Call us to learn more.
If your tooth is decayed, then you may require composite fillings. Getting dental fillings is a common way of filling and sealing cavities to avoid tooth loss or the bacteria spreading to other teeth in the mouth. At Appleway Dental Clinics, our team is happy to provide you with tooth-coloured composite fillings which blend in beautifully with your natural teeth. They are suitable for visible areas of your tooth, keeping them aesthetically pleasing.
At our dental offices, composite fillings can be placed quickly and easily during one appointment. If necessary, the patient can be sedated. Once the area is locally numbed, the decay will be removed from the tooth and the area will be cleaned thoroughly. Later, the composite filling will be placed to restore the functionality and appearance of your tooth.
After the treatment, you can expect to receive dental care instructions. You may notice that you have sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks following your filling placement; this discomfort is normal and will subside over time.
At Appleway Dental Clinics, we look forward to helping you regain your beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.