Tooth Bonding Berkeley, MO
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your Berkeley, MO tooth bonding team. Led by Dr. John Martin - an expert dentist with over thirty years of experience - and his highly-regarded dental associates, our team can give you Berkeley, MO tooth bonding treatments with long-lasting, undetectable results that give you a healthy and beautiful smile.
Don't go another day with a smile you don't love or a painful damaged tooth. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your Berkeley, MO 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 worthwhile option for both cosmetic and functional dental concerns. The procedure is quick, painless, and reasonably priced and best suited for cosmetic concerns and to address teeth with mild damage.
Make sure to consult with your dentist about which dental treatments would be best for a patient in your situation. Whether you have experienced a tooth injury like chipping or cracking, have a naturally occuring gap or missized tooth 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 Berkeley, MO patients who have:
- 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 patients with a variety of dental problems. It is low-risk and the procedure is brief - the procedure is painless and involves very little, if any, discomfort. The end results of tooth bonding must be cared for and maintained using regular oral health practices, but is it a cost-effective procedure that helps many people and can last years with reasonable care.
Tooth bonding is:
- Fast - unlike other crowns or veneers, tooth bonding can be done in as little as one session
- Non-Invasive - bonding is non-ivasive and doesn't require surgical dentistry - tooth bonds are placed right over your existing enamel
- Effective - bonds can fill in gaps between teeth, repair cracked or chipped teeth, fix the shape of misshaped teeth, and fix discolored teeth or stains
- Affordable - other cosmetic dentistry techniques can be expensive, but on average, the price of tooth bonds ranges from $300-$600 per tooth
- Long-Lasting - tooth bonding, with proper care, can last for 10+ years
Tooth Bonding Procedure
You have a minor cosmetic dental flaw or damaged tooth, and now you know that tooth bonding is the perfect treatment for your dental needs. Before you book your tooth bonding appoinment, you should know what to expect from the Berkeley, MO tooth bonding procedure.
Your tooth bonding procedure requires nothing more than a single visit to your Berkeley, MO dental office. You will be in and out in a matter of minutes. Typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
The first step is to determine the resin color that most closely matches the natural color of your teeth. 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.
Your dentist then readies the surface of the tooth or teeth being treating in the tooth bonding procedure. Slightly roughening the affected tooth's surface allows the resin to form a stronger attachment to the tooth, like how sculptors score individual pieces of pottery before sticking them together. After preparing the surface of the tooth, you dentist will also add 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. The viscous material is carefully shaped and molded until it resembles a natural tooth to blend into your smile.
Once it has been shaped, the resin is cured and set using UV light. The UV light hardens the resin into a hard, tooth-like consistency. Your dentist is still able to make alterations to the shape and size after the resin hardens. This is the perfect time for additional finishing touches such as minor shaping tweaks and polishing to add a shine.
If you didn't know before, now you do: your Berkeley, MO tooth bonding appointment 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.
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Schedule Your Berkeley, MO Tooth Bonding Appointment | Dr. John Martin & Associates
You deserve the expert care and wealth of knowledge offered by the Dr. John Martin & Associates dental team. Turn to us for your Berkeley, MO tooth bonding and all other dental service needs. With a team that is dedicated to catering to the patient experience, we provide convenient, comfortable, transparent dental care for you and your family in the Berkeley, MO 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.