Tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is the perfect dental treatment for patients with a range of complaints. It is an effective way to improve the appearance of teeth and protect minorly damaged teeth from further harm. If you have a gap, chipped tooth, a misshapen tooth, or a cavity, tooth bonding is the affordable, convenient, non-invasive dental solution for you.
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your St. Louis tooth bonding team. Led by Dr. John Martin - an expert dentist with over thirty years of experience - and his esteemed dental associates, our team can give you tooth bonding treatments with long-lasting, undetectable results that restore the appearance and health of your smile.
Don't go another day with a smile you don't love or a tooth that gives you pain. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your tooth bonding appointment. Call our Maryland Heights location at 314-739-1222 or the Gerald office at 573-764-2425 now!
Who Should Receive Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is a great solution for both cosmetic and functional dental concerns. It is a very simple, painless, and inexpensive procedure best suited for cosmetic concerns and to address teeth with mild damage.
You should always speak with your dentist about different treatment options that are most appropriate for your given situation. If you have suffered a minor tooth injury, have a natural abnormality that affects your appearance, or a cavity or exposed root that requires protection, tooth bonding may be the answer for you.
Tooth bonding is often used to treat patients with any of the following:
- Chipped tooth or teeth
- Cracked tooth or teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Unnaturally small teeth
- A gap between teeth
- Cavities or exposed , as an alternative to silver or other obviously visible amalgam fillings
- A discolored tooth
Benefits of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is an excellent dental solution for a range of dental problems. It is relatively risk-free and the procedure is a breeze - you will experience no pain and very little, if any, discomfort. The result of tooth bonding requires standard oral health practices to maintain its appearance, but is it a cost-effective procedure that can help many people.
Tooth bonding is:
- Fast - unlike other cosmetic dentistry methods, tooth bonding can be performed in a single session
- Non-Invasive - bonding is a non-surgical method - tooth bonds are applied directly over your existing tooth
- Effective - bonds can fill large tooth gaps, repair cracked or chipped teeth, remold the shape of misshaped teeth, and improve the appearance of discolored teeth or stains
- Affordable - other cosmetic dentistry techniques can be costly, but on average, the price of tooth bonds ranges from $300-$600 per tooth
- Long-Lasting - tooth bonding, with proper care, can last for more than ten years
Tooth Bonding Procedure
You have a minor cosmetic dental flaw or damaged tooth, and you've realized that tooth bonding could be the perfect answer for your dental needs. In deciding whether or not tooth bonding is right for you, you should know what to expect from the tooth bonding procedure.
The tooth bonding procedure is a simple visit to your dental office. You will be in and out in a matter of minutes. In most cases, no anesthesia is necessary.
First, you and your dentist must work to select the exact resin color to use. Your dentist will match samples and use a chart to make sure that the resin blends in naturally with the color of your natural teeth.
Next, your dentist prepares the surface of the tooth or teeth being treating in the tooth bonding procedure. To ensure that the resin effectively attaches to your existing tooth, they may make the roughen the surface where it will be attached, like how sculptors score individual pieces of pottery to allow for a stronger bond. They will also apply a liquid bonding agent to help the resin attach.
Then your dentist will apply the resin to your tooth. During this step in the tooth bonding procedure, the resin is in a putty-like form. This consistency allows your dentist to carefully shape and mold the resin to the desired shape to take on the appearance of a natural tooth.
Lastly, the resin is cured and set with the application of UV light. The UV light hardens the resin into a hard, tooth-like consistency. After the resin is hardened, your dentist can still perform additional finishing touches such as minor shaping tweaks and polishing to add a shine.
There you have it: the tooth bonding procedure is simple and painless. The entire process can be done in under an hour and often in as little as 30 minutes. The length of time increases, however, if you are having multiple teeth treated with tooth bonding. If you have several affected teeth that need tooth bonding, you may want to schedule a couple of separate visits to avoid a lengthy visit.
Schedule Your Tooth Bonding Appointment | Dr. John Martin & Associates
Experience the care and expertise of the Dr. John Martin & Associates dental team today. Trust us for your tooth bonding and all other dental service needs. Our commitment to the patient experience means convenient, comfortable, transparent dental service for you and your family in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more about our services or schedule your tooth bonding procedure today by contacting us or calling our Maryland Heights office at (314) 739-1222 or our Gerald location at 573-764-2425.