Your teeth are naturally resilient. They play a significant role in everyday activities such as chewing, smiling, and talking. The reason for this strength is that they have a protective enamel layer that is incredibly strong. While this is true, it can still be easy to chip or crack a tooth. It does not take a hard blow to the face to damage a tooth. You could do so by accidentally hitting a tooth on a glass. Tooth bonding, as offered by Dr. Siemen and the team at Paxton Dental Care in Paxton, Massachusetts, is a treatment to repair cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. Dental bonding can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, please keep reading!
I have been a patient at Paxton Dental Care for over 14 years. The office staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. Appointments tend to run on time. The hygienist are very knowledgeable and thorough. Dr. Siemen utilized the latest technologies to insure state of the art treatment. He can do most work on site. I would highly recommend this dental practice.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure used to repair chipped, gapped, or otherwise damaged teeth. This procedure can also assist in concealing and restoring the appearance of teeth that are discolored or need lengthening when shorter than your other teeth. The material used in bonding consists of a composite resin bonded to your tooth at the site of the damage to make it appear new and healthy. The color of the bonding material is matched to the shade of your natural teeth, so nobody ever needs to know you are sporting a bonded tooth. Our patients get their teeth bonded to have unhindered chewing ability or prevent further damage from occurring. The health of the tooth can be preserved with a dental bonding treatment!
Bonding: The quick and affordable method to correct common dental complaints
If you are bothered by;
- gaps between your teeth
- stubborn stains
- or a poorly-shaped tooth,
- bonding is an affordable way to quickly and safely correct these common dental complaints.
How does dental bonding work?
Composite resin is a mix of tooth-colored resin and powdered glass.
It’s designed to replace damaged enamel and tooth structure.
The resin is prepared to look, feel, and function like natural healthy tooth structure.
The material’s color is matched to the color of your teeth. It blends in beautifully and naturally!
This putty-like resin is applied to your teeth to cover imperfections, including discoloration that resists whitening.
Your dentist shapes the material in a way that covers dental concerns.
Resin is then “hardened to your tooth using a curing light.”
What are the benefits of bonding?
Dental bonding is a more affordable alternative to plastic veneers.
It’s also a quick treatment. You can get an improved smile in a single visit!
Veneers require the removal of a small amount of natural tooth enamel. Bonding doesn’t. For this reason, bonding is considered a reversible and low-risk procedure.
Today’s tooth-like materials and bonding agents have never been better.
With good hygiene and routine professional cleanings, you can enjoy your treated teeth for years to come.
Tooth Bonding Procedure
From the viewpoint of our patients, dental bonding is a straightforward, non-intrusive, and pain-free treatment. In most situations, no local anesthesia is required for you to remain comfortable. Dr. Siemen will select a resin color that closely matches the color of your natural tooth so that the bonding is not visible. The tooth’s surface where the resin will be placed will be gently roughened. That allows the resin to adhere correctly and bond to the tooth’s surface. Once your tooth is prepared, the resin will be carefully shaped and pressed to the tooth. From here, Dr. Siemen will reshape the resin using specialized tools. Once the resin is exactly how you and Dr. Siemen want it, a special UV light will be applied to the resin, hardening it and bonding it to the tooth. The hardened resin will then be further shaped to make sure there are no sharp edges and then polished so that it blends in with your tooth.
Once your dental bonding treatment is completed, you will be ready to head home, back to work, or wherever your day is taking you next! To learn more about dental bonding or schedule an appointment with Dr. Siemen, please call Paxton Dental Care today at (508) 557-2400.