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Get The Beautiful Smile You’ve Always Wanted With Dental Bonding
by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 11, 2018
Categorized under Cosmetic Dentistry
Tagged as Calgary dentist

Are you feeling self-conscious about a damaged, broken or chipped tooth? Our Calgary dentist offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore the beauty and function to your smile. 


General and restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of problems relating to the health and function of a smile, including the repair of broken, infected, or otherwise damaged teeth, gums, and tissue.

Some of the most common restorative dentistry treatments include:

  • dental bonding
  • dentures
  • fillings
  • root Canals
  • dental Implants
  • dental Crowns

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At Marlborough Dental Centre, our qualified and highly skilled Calgary dentists offer a wide range of general and restorative dental services including dental crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening, to ensure your smile stays bright, healthy, and functional.

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What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a non-invasive restorative treatment that is given to improve a patient’s smile and tooth functionality. This is an effective procedure that dentists often use to:

  • repair damaged, cracked, or chipped teeth due to injury, decay, or infection.
  • improve a patient’s smile and overall appearance.
  • hide discolored teeth.
  • repair decayed areas of a tooth.
  • add length to teeth in cases where there is unevenness.
  • change the shape of the teeth where necessary.
  • treat receding gums.

What happens during a dental bonding treatment?

Dental bonding is used often by dentists because it’s one of the safest, fastest, and most effective ways to treat cracked, discoloured, or chipped teeth. In many cases, anaesthesia is not used, unless your tooth is decayed.

Here are the steps you can expect from a dental bonding treatment:

  1. Your dentist will prepare the surface of your tooth by applying a liquid to condition it.
  2. Once the surface is prepped, the resin is applied and moulded to mimic your real teeth.
  3. Your dentist will then smoothen out the resin so that it can blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth.
  4. To complete the process, a special light will be used to make the resin hard and strong.
  5. The area is then polished and shaped nicely to ensure it looks just like your natural teeth.

The best part? The procedure can be done in a single visit to your dentist.

 

Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

Like with any dental treatment, it’s important to understand what is involved in a dental bonding procedure, as well as its various pros and cons, before deciding whether this is the right procedure for you.

Pros of Dental Bonding

  • It’s the most common and least expensive of the restorative dentistry procedures.
  • It can be done in one short visit to your dentist, unless multiple teeth are involved.
  • Compared to veneers and crowns, it requires very little to no removal of your tooth enamel.
  • Most dental bonding procedures don’t require anesthesia.

Cons of Dental Bonding

  • The material used in dental bonding isn’t as strong as your natural tooth enamel, so certain activities such as biting on fingernails can chip the material.
  • Bonding only lasts a few years before it needs to be repaired.
  • It’s not as strong or as stain resistant as other restorative procedures such as crowns, fillings, veneers, or crowns.

Because there are some limitations to the restorative impacts that bonding can have, many dentists view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for teeth in areas of very low bite pressure.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

 

Looking After Your Teeth Following a Dental Bonding Treatment

Maintaining your results after a dental bonding treatment is not difficult, but you will need to change your dental routine for the better. Good oral hygiene will ensure that the treatment is effective and lasts longer.

Make sure you:

  • brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day.
  • visit your Calgary dentist for regular dental checkups.
  • avoid chewing on hard objects or bad habits like biting your fingernails.
  • quit smoking as this exposes your teeth to further damage.
  • wear good protection, such as a mouthguard, if you play sports or engage in other similar activities.

 

Contact Us Today

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our dental bonding treatments, and other restorative dentistry services, contact our Calgary dentist at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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