Tooth Bonding Stanton, MO
Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates is your Stanton, 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 Stanton, MO tooth bonding treatments with lasting, natural-looking results that give you a healthy and beautiful smile.
Don't go another day with a smile you don't love or a painful damaged tooth. Contact John Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule your Stanton, 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 valuable solution for both cosmetic and functional dental concerns. The procedure is quick, painless, and reasonably priced and ideal for cosmetic concerns and oral health concerns involving mild damage.
You should always speak with your dentist about different treatment options that are most appropriate for your given situation. If you have suffered 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 commonly used to treat Stanton, 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 treatment for patients with a variety of dental problems. The procedure 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 crowns or veneers, tooth bonding can be done in a single session
- Non-Invasive - bonding is a non-surgical method - tooth bonds are placed directly over your existing enamel
- Effective - bonds can fill in gaps between teeth, smooth cracked or chipped teeth, fix the shape of misshaped teeth, and improve the appearance of discolored teeth or stains
- Affordable - other cosmetic dentistry techniques can be costly, but on average, the price of tooth bonds ranges from $300-$600 for each tooth
- Long-Lasting - tooth bonding, with adequate care, can last for over 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. In deciding whether or not tooth bonding is right for you, you should know what to expect from the Stanton, MO tooth bonding procedure.
The tooth bonding procedure requires nothing more than a quick visit to your Stanton, MO dental office. No inpatient care or all-day procedures. Typically, no anesthesia is necessary.
The first step is to determine the resin color that most closely matches the natural color of your teeth. Your dentist will match samples and use a chart to ensure that the resin blends in naturally with the color of your natural teeth.
Next, your dentist readies the surface of the tooth or teeth that require 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. Once the tooth's surface is prepared, they will also add a liquid bonding agent that will hold the resin to the tooth.
Next your dentist will apply the resin to your 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 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. After the resin is hardened, your dentist can still perform additional finishing touches such as minor shaping tweaks and polishing to add a shine.
There you have it: your Stanton, MO tooth bonding appointment 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 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 Stanton, 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 Stanton, 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.