Tooth Bonding Oakland, MO
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your Oakland, MO tooth bonding team. Led by Dr. John Martin - an expert dentist with over thirty years of experience - and his esteemed dental associates, our team will give you Oakland, MO tooth bonding treatments with long-lasting, undetectable 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 Oakland, 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 great treatment 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 speak with your dentist about the procedures and treatments that are most appropriate for a patient in your situation. If you have experienced a tooth injury like chipping or cracking, 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 Oakland, 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. The procedure is low-risk and the procedure is a breeze - 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, but is it a cost-effective procedure that helps many people and has the potential to remain effective for years with reasonable care.
Tooth bonding is:
- Fast - unlike other cosmetic dentistry methods, tooth bonding can be completed in just one appointment
- Non-Invasive - bonding doesn't require surgical dentistry techniques - tooth bonds are applied directly over your existing tooth
- Effective - bonds can fill large tooth gaps, fix cracked or chipped teeth, remold the shape of misshaped teeth, and fix discolored teeth or stains
- Affordable - dental implants and veneers can be costly, but the average cost of tooth bonds ranges from $300-$600 for each tooth
- Long-Lasting - tooth bonding, with adequate care, can last for 10+ years
Tooth Bonding Procedure
You are looking for an easy way to fix a damaged tooth or an imperfection in your smile, and now you know that tooth bonding is 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 Oakland, MO tooth bonding procedure.
Your tooth bonding procedure is a quick visit to your Oakland, 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 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 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. This consistency allows your dentist to carefully shape and mold the resin 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 transforms 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 Oakland, MO tooth bonding appointment will be simple and painless. The entire process 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 break it up into separate sittings 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 Oakland, MO tooth bonding and your complete dental service needs. Our commitment to the patient experience means convenient, comfortable, transparent dental service for you and your family in the Oakland, 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.