When a tooth is chipped, fractured, or decayed, bonding can be used to repair the damaged tooth. The material used in bonding is a resin and is colored to match the color of the tooth being repaired. The resin is “bonded” to the damaged tooth, hence the name “bonding”.
Bonding is used primarily for cosmetic dentistry to repair a tooth, but in some instances can be used to reduce the space between two teeth eliminating an unsightly gap.
The reason people select bonding over “Veneers” which are longer lasting and encapsulate the entire tooth, is that the entire bonding procedure is usually completed in a single visit and the cost to bond the damaged tooth is less expensive. Remember to ask the dentist which is a better solution for your individual case.
There is usually no need for sedation with teeth bonding because there is normally no pain associated with bonding. There are instances where a decaying tooth can be saved with bonding in which case the patient can elect to receive “Sedation.”
Four Steps to “Bond a Tooth”
Once the bonding procedure is complete; normally in a single appointment, unless multiple teeth are being done, the dentist will instruct you on the proper care of your bonded tooth and what to avoid in the first two days to prevent staining.
In order for your tooth to remain healthy, you must maintain a proper dental hygiene regimen and make sure to visit the dentist on a regular basis.
When it comes to utilizing the most advanced technologies available in the field of dentistry, Dr. Markowitz and the staff at Great Boca Smiles take pride in being at the leading edge. Our goal is to provide the best treatments to you and ultimately give you the smile of your dreams. With all the options we have available, we can give you the optimum treatment plan. We offer CEREC One Day Crowns, Dental Implants, 3D Cat Scans, L-PRF, New Teeth Today-New Teeth Tomorrow, Non-Surgical Gum Therapy, and Sleep Apnea Treatments.