Tooth Bonding Glendale, MO
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your Glendale, MO tooth bonding team. Led by Dr. John Martin - an expert dentist with over thirty years of experience - and his esteemed dental associates, we will give you Glendale, MO tooth bonding treatments with long-lasting, natural-looking results that give you a healthy and beautiful smile.
Don't go another day with a smile you're not confident in or a tooth that gives you pain. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your Glendale, 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 an excellent treatment for both cosmetic and functional dental concerns. isIt is a very simple, painless, and inexpensive procedure best suited for cosmetic concerns and to address teeth with mild damage.
Make sure to consult with your dentist about different treatment options that would be most appropriate for your given situation. Whether you have experienced a minor tooth injury, have a natural abnormality that affects your appearance, or an infected tooth or exposed root that requires protection, tooth bonding may be the answer for you.
Tooth bonding is commonly used to treat Glendale, MO patients with:
- 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. The procedure 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 requires standard oral health practices to maintain its appearance, 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 performed in a single session
- Non-Invasive - bonding is a non-surgical method - tooth bonds are applied on top of your existing enamel
- Effective - bonds can fill large tooth gaps, smooth cracked or chipped teeth, fix the shape of misshaped teeth, and improve the appearance of discolored teeth or stains
- Affordable - dental implants and veneers can be expensive, but on average, the price of tooth bonds ranges from $300-$600 for each tooth
- Long-Lasting - tooth bonding, with proper care, can last for over 10 years
Tooth Bonding Procedure
You are looking for an easy way to fix a damaged tooth or an imperfection in your smile, and you've realized that tooth bonding could be the perfect treatment for your dental needs. In deciding whether or not tooth bonding is right for you, it's important to become familiar with the Glendale, MO tooth bonding procedure.
Your tooth bonding procedure is a quick visit to your Glendale, MO dental office. You will be in and out in a matter of minutes. Typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
First, you and your dentist must work to select the resin color that most closely matches the natural color of your teeth. Your dentist will use charts and samples 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 that require the tooth bonding procedure. Slightly roughening the affected tooth's surface allows the resin to form a stronger attachment to the tooth, similar to the principle sculptors use, scoring individual pieces of pottery before sticking them together. Once the tooth's surface is prepared, you dentist will also add a liquid bonding agent to help the resin attach.
Then the resin will be applied to the tooth. During this step in the tooth bonding procedure, the resin is maliable - a putty substance. The viscous material 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 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.
There you have it: your Glendale, MO tooth bonding procedure is simple and painless. Your office visit can be done in under an hour and often in as little as 30 minutes. However, patients getting multiple teeth treated will be in for a longer procedure. If you have several affected teeth that need tooth bonding, you may want to break it up into separate visits to avoid a lengthy visit.
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You deserve the expert care and wealth of knowledge offered by the Dr. John Martin & Associates dental team. Turn to us for your Glendale, MO tooth bonding and your complete 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 Glendale, 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.