Tooth Bonding Kent, MO
Count on Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates for your Kent, MO dental bonding needs. Led by Dr. John Martin - an expert dentist with over thirty years of experience - and his highly-regarded dental associates, our team will give you Kent, MO tooth bonding treatments with long-lasting, natural-looking solutions that give you a healthy and beautiful smile.
It's time to do something about the smile you don't love or a tooth that gives you pain. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your Kent, 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 ideal for cosmetic concerns and to address teeth with mild damage.
Make sure to speak with your dentist about which dental treatments are best for your given situation. Whether you have suffered a minor tooth injury, 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 for treatment of Kent, MO 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 treatment for patients with a variety of dental problems. It is risk-free and the procedure is brief - you will feel no pain and very little, if any, discomfort. After the bonding procedure has been completed, it must be cared for and maintained using regular oral health practices. Dental bonding is powerful enough to help many patients have healthier, happier smiles, affordable, and has the potential to remain effective for years with reasonable care.
Tooth bonding is:
- Fast - unlike other complex veneers, tooth bonding can be done in just one appointment
- Non-Invasive - bonding is non-ivasive and doesn't require surgical dentistry - tooth bonds are applied on top of your existing enamel
- 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 - veneers 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 over a decade
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. Before you book your tooth bonding appoinment, it's important to become familiar with the Kent, MO tooth bonding procedure.
The tooth bonding procedure requires nothing more than a single visit to your Kent, MO dental office. You will be in and out in a matter of minutes. Typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
The first step is to select 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 seamlessly 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 that will hold the resin to the tooth.
Next the resin will be applied to the tooth. During this step in the tooth bonding procedure, the resin is in a putty-like form. 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.
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. After the resin is hardened, your dentist can still perform 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: your Kent, MO tooth bonding procedure will be 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. In this case, one option is 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 Kent, 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 service for you and your family in the Kent, 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.