Do you have a chipped or fractured tooth? Has your tooth experienced extensive decay? There are many options to restore your damaged teeth, but one of the best and cheapest ways to do this is through dental bonding. It is much cheaper than crowns and veneers, but the end product for many patients is just as satisfying.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic restorative procedure that makes use of a material known as composite resin. This resin is a combination of different biocompatible substances such as glass and plastic.
The reason the process is called “bonding” is because of the bond created between the natural tooth and the resin. Once the resin is applied to the tooth, the tooth recognizes it as a natural component of its enamel and creates a chemical bond. This bond is very strong, which makes the dental restoration permanent and irremovable.
Dental bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic restorations in dentistry. There are practically hundreds of different individual cases when bonding would be an excellent treatment option. Some common situations that call for bonding include:
Not all dental cases can benefit from dental bonding, though. Our dentist Dr. Karanvir Sibia, DDS, at Ace Dental in Roseville, will explain the possible treatment options for your specific dental condition. If dental bonding is not an ideal treatment choice, you may need to consider alternative treatments, such as crowns or veneers.
Dental bonding is safe, quick, and simple. However, it may require anesthesia depending on the tooth being treated. If there is deep decay in the tooth, the removal process may be painful especially when the dentist touches the inner tissues. Sensitivity is common in patients during tooth preparation. If you decide during the procedure that you would like a local anesthetic, Dr. Sibia can do that, and only continue the procedure once you’re comfortable.
Once your tooth has been cleaned, an acid etching solution will be applied on the surface. This is done to make the surface rough enough to optimize the bonding process. The roughness of the tooth enamel allows the composite resin to stick more efficiently, creating a Velcro-like effect.
After a few minutes of acid etching, the composite resin is carefully painted onto the tooth like a clay mold. The dentist will sculpt it to achieve the best shape and thickness. Using a special curing light, a chemical reaction will be activated and this will allow the resin to bond to the tooth faster.
The application of the resin requires multiple layers until the dentist has achieved the perfect shape, size, and thickness. Every layer must be cured with the special light so that the resin will harden and not distort after multiple applications.
After the final curing session, the hardened restoration will now look like a natural part of the tooth. Some instructions may be given to prevent damage on the newly restored tooth, but most patients can return to their regular daily routine right after the bonding procedure.
Dental bonding offers a number of benefits such as:
Dental bonding does not require any trimming, except the removal of the decayed parts of the tooth. Crowns, veneers, and other restorations need some level of trimming to accommodate the prosthetic. Since the bonding material can be sculpted to fit the tooth perfectly, size or thickness is not an issue during this procedure.
Fractured teeth can be quite unsightly, especially if they are in the front. Dental bonding can restore the shape of your tooth in the most natural way possible. The color of composite resin can be blended to perfectly match your tooth color. Once the bonding material has successfully adhered to the tooth, the gap between their surfaces will become invisible and no one will notice that the tooth has undergone any restoration.
Crowns and veneers require significant waiting time for fabrication, usually within one to two weeks. Dental bonding can be performed inside the office within an hour. The bonding material is always readily available so the dentist can use it whenever needed, especially during dental emergencies.
Dental bonding is one of the most affordable dental procedures available today, and we at Ace Dental Roseville will work with you to make sure that you will not have any difficulty covering the bonding costs. If you do have issues with your finances, discuss it with our dental staff. We have various modes of payment available to help ease the burden of your dental expenses.
Ace Dental in Roseville, Dr. Karanvir Sibia, DDS, is well-trained in performing cosmetic dental bonding procedures. His gentle touch and broad expertise enable him to work even on small children and the elderly. Dr. Sibia has provided many patients with wide and bright smiles.
We advise all patients who would like to get dental bonding or other cosmetic procedures to first book an appointment with us or pay a visit to our dental office at 1070 Pleasant Grove Suite 110 Roseville, CA 95678. This will help us avoid any schedule conflicts with other patients.
To set up an appointment for a dental check-up, please give us a call at (916) 772-0111 or go to https://www.acedentalroseville.com/contact-us where you will find an online appointment request form. We will confirm your appointment on the same day you place it and remind you at least 48 hours before your scheduled time.
Call today to schedule a dental bonding appointment!