The Importance and Uses of Dental Bonding St George UT

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Teeth bonding is an inexpensive, long-lasting answer for many problems. Dr. Larsen often uses this method to correct small problems with a person’s smile. It corrects chips, lengthens short teeth, closes gaps and covers unresponsive stains. Dental bonding St George UT can be used for one tooth or multiple teeth.

What is Dental Bonding?

The plain resin that may fill your cavity is similar to the resin that is used for bonding. This special composite can be colored to look like your teeth. A special light is used to cure it after Dr. Larsen sculpts it into place.

Teeth bonding for gaps, chips, small teeth, short teeth, misshapen teeth, and stained teeth are all common procedures at Red Door Dental.  Composite bonding teeth is an affordable way to correct a big issue.

dental bonding St George UTWhat is a typical bonding procedure?

Dr. Larsen generally follows these steps to bond your tooth or teeth.

  • Color selection: Dr. Larsen carefully matches the material color to your teeth.
  • Preparation: If necessary, the area around the tooth may be numbed.
  • Solution: A special substance is used to etch the enamel.
  • Sculpting: The resin is shaped as it is applied to the tooth or teeth.
  • Hardening: A blue UV light hardens the material.
  • Smoothing: A power file is used to blunt sharp edges and smooth tooth.
  • Polishing: A final polish leaves the tooth looking natural and shiny.

How long does a bonded tooth last?

Patients will be delighted to learn that bonding lasts ten years or longer.  The final tooth is tough and durable like the tooth material that it is replacing.

How do you care for a bonded tooth?

  • Routinely brush and floss.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Always get your twice-a-year professional teeth cleaning.
  • Avoid coffee and red wine
  • Get a mouth guard if you clench or grind your teeth.
  • Don’t crack nuts or open packages with your teeth.
  • Don’t chew ice.

Uses of Teeth Bonding

Teeth Bonding for Gaps

Bonding material is applied to the sides of the teeth adjoining the gap.  By putting it on the back and working outward, Dr. Larsen ensures a seamless look.

Chipped Teeth Bonding

A chipped tooth is in grave danger of getting cavities. Soon it may be lost altogether. However, if proper bonding is applied, the tooth looks whole again.  Cavities are less likely, and the tooth’s strength is restored.

Enlarge Small or Short Teeth with Dental Bonding

To enlarge a small or short tooth, Dr. Larsen may apply bonding to the sides and bottom. Again, this works from the back of the tooth to the front to ensure a good look.  These methods correct the size to match the teeth around it.

Bonding and Teeth Whitening

As teeth age, stains may set. When this happens, teeth whitening products won’t help or they don’t help evenly.  To handle this problem, Dr. Larsen can use bonding materials to achieve a whiter smile. This is similar, but less costly than veneers.

For more information about dental bonding procedures, call Red Door Dental for an appointment. We want you to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile every day.

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