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Cosmetic Bonding at Melton

If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, or stained and you need them restored quickly, cosmetic bonding might the dental solution for you. Cosmetic bonding at Melton Dental is an efficient and cost-effective way to restore teeth to their natural shape and colour. It is one of the preferred options for certain cosmetic situations and does not require too much of your time. And if you want to upgrade to a more permanent solution later, we can help you with that.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

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Cosmetic bonding is a treatment in which durable, dental resin is moulded and then applied, or bonded to your teeth. It can be shaped to fill in cracks or chips in teeth, and even gaps in between teeth, and can often be completed in a single visit. It requires minimal tooth preparation so is less invasive than some other cosmetic dental solutions.

Thanks to the fewer office visits and materials used, cosmetic bonding is a preferred patient treatment due to a lower cost than other dental solutions to restore a smile. It is a versatile option that can address a number of dental problems including:

Chipped teeth
Misshapen teeth
Discoloured teeth
Cracked or fractured teeth
Teeth that have pieces broken off
Gaps between teeth
Teeth that are badly worn or too short
Protect the tooth or tooth root if gums recede
Can be used in place of amalgam to fill a cavity

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

 
Cosmetic bonding is a treatment in which durable, dental resin is moulded and then applied, or bonded to your teeth. It can be shaped to fill in cracks or chips in teeth, and even gaps in between teeth, and can often be completed in a single visit. It requires minimal tooth preparation so is less invasive than some other cosmetic dental solutions.

Thanks to the fewer office visits and materials used, cosmetic bonding is a preferred patient treatment due to a lower cost than other dental solutions to restore a smile. It is a versatile option that can address a number of dental problems including:

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Chipped teeth
Misshapen teeth
Discoloured teeth
Cracked or fractured teeth
Teeth that have pieces broken off
Gaps between teeth
Teeth that are badly worn or too short
Protect the tooth or tooth root if gums recede
Can be used in place of amalgam to fill a cavity

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding Melton

 
The most popular benefits of cosmetic bonding include efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Unlike crowns and veneers, they require minimal tooth or enamel removal to prepare the tooth, so if you want to upgrade your restoration later, you can. The following are some advantages and benefits of cosmetic bonding at Melton Dental:

Low to no pain, so anesthesia is often unnecessary
Cost-effectively repair a discoloured tooth
Easily repair chipped teeth
Can be used as a natural-looking cavity filling
Lower price than many other cosmetic dental solutions
Fewer office visits and more efficient service time than other dental procedures
Looks like your natural tooth
If you need a quick or easy cosmetic repair for damaged teeth, the best thing to do is come in for a dental exam and consultation. Our experienced dentists can determine if this is the right solution for you and if not, can guide you to a better option.

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Bianca S.

Just had the most thorough teeth clean any dentist has given me. Thank you! The staff are super caring and friendly also. Will recommend to everyone.

Bianca S.

Who Can Get Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a popular patient option to improve the appearance of teeth. It can also be used to fix mildly broken teeth and restore proper function in some cases. It is an alternative to dental veneers and dental implants, but may not be ideal to fix large dental problems. For example, it is not an option to whiten all of your teeth or fix many crooked teeth.

Cosmetic or dental bonding is best for those who have otherwise healthy teeth and is mainly used for adult patients, although in some cases may be beneficial for children’s minor dental issues. It is often used as a temporary fix for children whose teeth are still developing or to improve the appearance of one or two teeth for patients who are not quite ready for dental veneers.

The Cosmetic Bonding Process

 
Getting cosmetic bonding takes less time than many other dental treatments, even if you are fixing a tooth. Our skilled dental team will ensure you get a full dental exam complete with x-rays to ensure there are no hidden issues. Your dentist will discuss the procedure with you so there are no surprises, and if you have issues with dental anxiety, let us know so we can help. We offer solutions to help make dental visits as low stress as possible.

We know that each patient’s situation is unique, but there are some general steps that anyone can expect when getting dental bonding. Because the procedure requires no or minimal tooth preparation, an anesthetic is usually not needed. The following steps are what you can expect when you get cosmetic bonding with Melton Dental House:

If you are getting a composite filling with bonding material, an anesthetic may be applied before the treatment
Next, your dentist will use a shade guide to choose the best shade of resin to match the colour of the tooth being bonded
The dentist will then etch or abrade the tooth surface to ensure the bonding holds tightly
The tooth is coated with a conditioning liquid
The dental resin, or bonding, will be applied and then shaped and smoothed by the dentist
We will use a light or laser treatment to harden the bonding
A final check will be performed by your dentist, if more shaping is needed, it will be done at this time to ensure you get the most comfortable fit
The bonding will be polished until the proper sheen is met

Caring for Your Cosmetic Bonding

 
Teeth with cosmetic bonding should be taken care of with regular oral hygiene practices just like your other teeth. Because bonding is susceptible to staining and discolouration like your natural teeth, it is best to avoid coffee, tea, cigarette smoking, wine, and other foods and beverages that can stain for at least 48 hours after you receive the bonding. After the 48 hours, then regular daily oral care can be applied, such as:

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Brush your teeth at least twice daily
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Floss according to your dentist’s instructions
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Rinse with any recommended mouthwash
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Avoid eating ice as it may crack the bonding
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Avoid biting hard objects like pens or pencils to avoid cracking the bonding or your natural teeth
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Call your dentist right away if anything feels “off” with your bonding, such as a sharp edge or an uneven feeling, because although uncommon, if any issues arise, they can usually be fixed

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Kim Moiler

It’s all about the client here! You are made to feel welcome and comfortable the second you walk in the door. They are forward thinking in dentistry which is a huge positive for the client. Well done to all

Kim M.

Need Your Teeth Repaired or Restored?

 
Call today and schedule a visit for a dental examination with us. We will determine if you are a candidate for cosmetic bonding and can create a path with you to restore your beautiful smile.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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