If you have one or more teeth that aren’t up to the standards that you like, you might be considering options that will return it to normal function and appearance. Dental bonding is a great dental treatment for repairing chipped, decayed, discolored, or fractured teeth. It takes just one visit to Green Plaza Dental in Calgary to undergo the process of applying the tooth-colored composite resin (made from plastic) to your teeth.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is one of the cost-effective and simplest treatments there are. The resin in the bonding is able to be shaped and polished in order to best match your other natural teeth. It is considered to be mostly cosmetic, and the team at Green Plaza Dental will help you make your tooth appear aesthetically pleasing once more. It’s often used to fix gaps between your teeth, adjust the length of a tooth, and change the shade or color of a tooth that’s been stained.
Sometimes bonding can be used in place of amalgam (silver) filling. It can also be used to protect the root of a tooth that’s been exposed near the gumline.
A great reason to get dental bonding in Calgary is because it usually only takes one visit to the dentist because no prep work is necessary. You likely won’t even need anesthesia unless the bonding is repairing a tooth that’s suffered from extreme decay.
Your dentist at Green Plaza Dental will begin by using a shade guide to choose a resin that’s going to best match the shade of color of the rest of your teeth. He will roughen up the surface of your tooth and then coat it with a conditioning liquid. These steps are necessary to make sure the resin sticks properly to your tooth.
Once the tooth is ready, the dentist will then put the resin on and mold it and smooth it until the shape that’s desired is reached. Then an ultraviolet light or laser will be used to harden the resin in place. This is perfectly safe!
Once the resin is hardened, the dentist will shape and trim it appropriately. Polishing the resin is an important final step to make sure it matches the sheen that the rest of your teeth have. It usually takes somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes to go through this process.