Welcome to Sparkle Dental. Our clinic aims to provide solutions and comfort to all your orthodontic needs. One of the quickest solutions we offer for reparing chipped, damaged, and discolored teeth is a dental procedure known as bonding. Bonding is a quick treatment that can be done in a single session. If you wish to know more about this treatment, please continue reading down below.
What to Expect?
Tooth bonding is one of the most straightforward procedures that we offer. In most cases, our patients won't even need to be given any anesthesia during the process. Our dentists will only recommend anesthetics if the patient needs to have their cavities filled. Tooth bonding can also be done on the spot and will not require multiple sessions; only a single visit is required to accomplish this treatment.
The process of tooth bonding is also relatively simple. Our dentist will first check a shade guide to determine the right resin color to use on the patient's teeth. This will ensure that the result will not be visible at all as it will capture the natural color of the tooth being treated.
Once our dentist has determined the right resin shade to use, they will then commence the bonding by first roughening the surface of the tooth. This process will ensure that the liquid will adhere properly to the surface of the tooth.
Afterward, the composite resin will then be applied to the liquid. Our dentist will then mold the tooth to give it a natural-looking shape. The resin and liquid will then be quickly hardened with the use of ultraviolet light. Additional re-adjustments to the shape of the tooth can still be done if needed, even after the resin has completely set.
The entire procedure will typically last around 30 minutes to an hour. While our dentist can complete the process within this time frame, if the patient requires multiple teeth to be treated, then our dentist might schedule multiple visits.
Once the tooth bonding procedure has been concluded successfully, our dentist will give the patient instructions that they need to follow for the next couple of days. For example, we highly encourage the patient to refrain from drinking any dark-colored beverage within the first 48 hours after bonding. It is also recommended to keep up with proper dental hygiene regularly.
When is Dental Bonding a Viable Option?
Dental bonding can be used to treat several dental issues. It can be used to repair damaged teeth due to chipping or decay. This dental procedure can also be used to help reverse the effects of teeth discoloration. It can also be applied to fill in any extra gap between teeth. Bonding can also double as added protection to teeth that have exposed nerves.
Tooth bonding can offer a solution to several dental problems. You can quickly drop by for a consultation on whether you are viable for this type of orthodontic procedure. If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please call us at Sparkle Dental at (617) 430-6404. Our staff will be there to help you every step of the way.