Tooth Bonding For Jefferson City
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure we use to restore or improve a person’s smile whether it involves filling a cavity or fixing a chipped tooth. Our patients in the Jefferson City area love tooth bonding because it matches the look and feel of their natural teeth and improves the look and shape of their teeth.
What Dental Problems Can Be Fixed with Dental Bonding?
- Decayed teeth that require filling
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that are spaced too widely apart
- Lengthen teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Amalgam filling
- Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that becomes exposed as gums shrink or recede
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
The dental bonding process is quite simple. The restorative dentistry dentist begins by using a shade guide to select a composite resin that most nearly matches the color of your natural teeth. Then our dentist in Jefferson City roughs up the surface of the tooth and a conditioning liquid is applied to the tooth. These steps help the dental bonding substance to stick to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin material (similar in texture to silly putty) is applied, shaped and smoothed to get the desired shape on the tooth. Finally, the resin is hardened using a special light. The light starts the chemical reaction that bonds the material to the tooth. After the resin is cured or hardened the dentist trims, shapes and polishes the bonded material so that it matches the gloss of your other teeth.
Advantages of Bonding Teeth
Bonding teeth is an easy procedure and it is one of the least costly cosmetic dentistry procedures. Bonding teeth is also quick. It can normally be done in a single office visit. Another benefit is that bonding teeth removes the least amount of tooth enamel. Bonding teeth materials normally last anywhere between 3 and 10 years, before they need any repair or replacement.
Contact our Jefferson City dentist office to schedule an appointment today and get the smile you want!