Tooth Bonding Jennings, MO
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your Jennings, MO tooth bonding team. Led by Dr. John Martin - an expert dentist with over thirty years of experience - and his highly-regarded dental associates, we can give you Jennings, MO tooth bonding treatments with durable, undetectable results that restore the appearance and health of your smile.
Don't go another day with a smile you're not confident in or a painful damaged tooth. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your Jennings, 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 solution 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.
You should always speak with your dentist about the procedures and treatments that would be best for a patient in your situation. If you have experienced a tooth injury like chipping or cracking, 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 often used to treat Jennings, 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 treatment for a range of dental problems. It is risk-free and the procedure is a breeze - 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 complex 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 directly over your existing tooth
- Effective - bonds can fill in gaps between teeth, smooth cracked or chipped teeth, change the shape of misshaped teeth, and improve the appearance of discolored teeth or stains
- Affordable - dental implants and veneers 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 over 10 years
Tooth Bonding Procedure
You have a minor cosmetic dental flaw or damaged tooth, and now you know that tooth bonding is the ideal treatment for your dental needs. Before you book your tooth bonding appoinment, it's important to become familiar with the Jennings, MO tooth bonding procedure.
The tooth bonding procedure is a simple visit to your Jennings, MO dental office. No inpatient care or all-day procedures. Typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
The first step is to determine the exact resin color to use. Your dentist will match samples and use a chart to ensure that the resin blends in seamlessly with the color of your natural teeth.
Next, your dentist readies 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 must roughen the surface where it will be attached, similar to the principle sculptors use, scoring individual pieces of pottery before sticking them together. After preparing the surface of the tooth, they will also apply a liquid bonding agent to help the resin attach.
Next 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 is carefully shaped and molded 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. 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 adjustments to the shape and polishing to add a shine.
If you didn't know before, now you do: the Jennings, 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 schedule a couple of 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 Jennings, MO 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 Jennings, 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.