Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Your Choice for Lloydminster Tooth Bonding!

If you have a chipped, cracked, broken or discoloured tooth, or want to close small gaps in between teeth, a cosmetic dental procedure like tooth bonding can give you the confidence to flash those pearly whites!

What is Tooth Bonding?

Whereas Veneers are applied to the entire front surface of the tooth, tooth bonding is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of decayed, cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth. It can also be used to close small gaps between teeth, as well as increase the size of a tooth for more overall symmetry. Your dentist applies a tooth-coloured composite resin (plastic) to one or more of your teeth to repair the decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured tooth. The resin is shaped and hardened with a special light, which ultimately ‘bonds’ the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile. It is not only cosmetically pleasing and unnoticeable but also adds strength to weakened teeth thanks to new bonding technologies. It’s ideal if you have a chipped, cracked, or discoloured tooth because it can give you the confidence to flash those pearly whites, and it’s considerably less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns and veneers.

Why choose Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding is an ideal solution to fix a defect or imperfection within a tooth. It is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Because it is relatively easy to perform, it is fast and generally does not require any downtime. If you don’t need anesthesia, you can continue with your normal daily routine right after the procedure. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, so it is indiscernible from your other natural teeth.

How long does the procedure take?

Bonding is a fast procedure and does not require any downtime. Typically tooth bonding takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete and can be done in a single visit. Some appointments may run longer, depending on the extent of the procedure. In many cases, freezing is not required.

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When is Dental Bonding Considered?

  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resin is used to fill cavities)
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

Dental bonding can last for upwards of five years, though some patients require touch-ups to address stain accumulation along the resin’s margins. In order to ensure the longevity of your dental bonding, regular dental cleanings are recommended. It’s also important to brush regularly with a soft-bristled brush and to floss daily. Reducing sweets or starchy food can also be helpful to ensure the longevity of your dental bonding.

Tooth Bonding can be an efficient and economical method
to address minor smile imperfections.
Call Tooth Suite Family Dentistry at (780) 875-4312
to schedule a consultation today!

Tooth Suite Family Dentistry has been proudly serving
Lloydminster for over 20 Years!

Disclaimer

Dr. Marianne Stelmaschuk, Dr. Sonia Thibault, Dr. Gladys NewLove-Heide are Lloydminster General Dentists. They are not specialists in Cosmetic or Family Dentistry. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Our general dentists provide Cosmetic and Family Dental procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns, Invisalign, and Teeth Whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. As Lloydminster Family Dentists, we provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family. Dr. Prabhjot Singh is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and can offer Oral Maxillofacial specialty services as part of his license.