Has dental trauma, or even nature, left your smile with slight imperfections that you wish could be easily repaired? O’Brien Dental Care has a team of professionals on staff who are well trained and experienced at restoring your smile with beautiful cosmetic treatment. No matter how extensive the repair you seek – it is likely that our practice has an affordable and beautiful method for improving the appearance of your smile.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a quick and effective means of repairing damaged teeth. The process uses a composite, tooth-colored resin to rebuild and reshape teeth that have suffered dental trauma or have other imperfections. Typically, treatment with dental bonding can be completed in just one office visit – giving your smile immediate improvement.
What Types of Repairs Can Be Made with Dental Bonding?
The composite resin used in dental bonding procedures can be used to restore the shape of your tooth following trauma or after extensive enamel erosion. Dental bonding can repair the appearance of chipped or broken teeth. Bonding can also be used to fill gaps between teeth.
What Happens During Dental Bonding Treatment?
If your dentist determines that your teeth can be successfully repaired with dental bonding then he or she will proceed with measuring your teeth and creating a dental resin to match the color of your surrounding teeth. If you are repairing a tooth that is prominently located, you may want to undergo a professional whitening treatment prior to receiving dental bonding treatment. This will insure a beautiful smile for years and a restoration to match.
Once the resin is ready for application, your dentist will fill the damaged area with the resin and shape it to match your teeth. The resin will be set with a special light and beautifully shaped to blend naturally into your existing smile.
Will Dental Bonding Treatment Hurt?
No. Most of our patients report the procedure to be very comfortable. You will be offered anesthesia during your treatment to insure that there are no painful side effects, however not all patients require anesthesia.
What Should I Expect During Recovery from Dental Bonding?
Recovery from a dental bonding procedure is very minimal. The resin used will be set with a special light allowing your dentist to shape the material immediately. The quick setting of the resin also allows you to begin using your teeth soon after the procedure. Any discomfort following a dental bonding procedure can normally be treated with over the counter medication such as ibuprofen.
If you have slight imperfections to your smile and would like to explore cosmetic options for improving your appearance, contact O’Brien Dental Care today.