If you suffer from minor tooth damage, shape inconsistency or teeth misalignment, dental bonding, offered by Dr. Thomas Tang at his Brookfield, Wisconsin practice can restore a beautiful, natural-looking appearance to your smile.
Dental bonding is a process of applying a tooth-colored resin for the purpose of making a tooth appear structurally complete, concealing wide spaces between teeth, making a tooth appear longer, altering a tooth’s shape, or protecting exposed tooth roots. The process is relatively fast, usually only taking about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
To learn if dental bonding is an appropriate treatment for your smile, contact our Brookfield, Wisconsin dental practice today at (262) 821-1000 to schedule an appointment, free consultation or second opinion.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding involves a relatively simple process that begins with Dr. Tang using a shade guide to select the color of composite resin that best matches your tooth. Anesthesia is usually not needed unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Next, to help the bonding agent adhere to your tooth, the dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. The resin is applied to the tooth, then smoothed and molded until the desired effect is achieved. A laser or ultraviolet light will be trained on the resin to harden it. Finally, Dr. Tang will trim the resin to achieve the best possible shape before polishing it to match the sheen of the natural tooth surface.
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Advantages of Dental Bonding
If the imperfections in your teeth are minor, dental bonding is a more affordable alternative to dental crowns or bridges. The process is minimally invasive, requiring significantly less removal of tooth enamel than crowns or veneers. Also, teeth treated with dental bonding require no special care. Recipients need only resume brushing twice a day and flossing once per day.
The Life Expectancy of Dental Bonding Treatment
The results of dental bonding can be expected to last from three to 10 years, depending upon the extent of the treatment and the habits of the patient. It is important to understand that bonding is less durable than crowns, so patients should avoid biting their nails or chewing on pen caps and ice to avoid damage. When considering dental bonding you should note that this treatment is much less stain-resistant than crowns. Therefore, anyone wishing to maintain the natural appearance of their dental bonding should avoid smoking, drinking beverages like red wine and coffee, and eating foods that can stain, like ketchup and mustard.
Learn More about Dental Bonding
If the imperfections in your smile are making you self-conscious, but are not severe enough to require a dental crown or other dental restoration, dental bonding at our Brookfield, Wisconsin practice may be a more appropriate and affordable solution. Because it requires no anesthetics and can usually be completed in a single visit, dental bonding is one of the easiest, most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available.
If you have imperfections in your teeth you wish to correct, you should schedule a free consultation with Dr. Tang to determine if this treatment is appropriate for your needs.
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