Tooth Bonding Kirkwood, MO
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your Kirkwood, 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 will give you Kirkwood, 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 tooth that gives you pain. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your Kirkwood, 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 treatment for both cosmetic and functional dental concerns. The procedure is quick, painless, and reasonably priced and meant for cosmetic concerns and oral health concerns involving mild damage.
Make sure to speak with your dentist about which dental treatments would be best for a patient in your situation. If you have suffered a minor tooth injury, have a naturally occuring gap or missized tooth 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 Kirkwood, 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 a great dental solution for patients with a variety of dental problems. It is risk-free and the procedure is brief - the procedure is painless and involves very little, if any, discomfort. After the bonding procedure has been completed, it 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 complex veneers, tooth bonding can be performed in a single session
- Non-Invasive - bonding doesn't require surgical dentistry techniques - tooth bonds are applied on top of your existing tooth
- 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 you've realized that tooth bonding could be the ideal answer for your dental needs. Before you book your tooth bonding appoinment, you should know what to expect from the Kirkwood, MO tooth bonding procedure.
The tooth bonding procedure is a single visit to your Kirkwood, MO dental office. No inpatient care or all-day procedures. Typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
The first step is 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 seamlessly 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, like how sculptors score individual pieces of pottery before sticking them together. Once the tooth's surface is prepared, they will also add a liquid bonding agent that will hold the resin to the tooth.
Then your dentist will apply the resin to your tooth. At this point in the tooth bonding procedure, the resin is maliable - a putty substance. 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 transforms 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.
If you didn't know before, now you do: the Kirkwood, MO tooth bonding procedure is simple and painless. Your office visit can be done in under an hour and usually takens even less time. 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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Experience the care and expertise of the Dr. John Martin & Associates dental team today. Turn to us for your Kirkwood, 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 Kirkwood, 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.