Restore & Reshape Teeth
Dental Bonding in Sunbury
For minor cosmetic issues with your smile, such as slightly uneven teeth, small chips, and gaps, dental bonding is a great option. At Shine Dental, Dr. Miller offers efficient cosmetic treatment and beautiful results with dental bonding. Call today to schedule a consultation to learn more about whether bonding is right for you!
What Is Dental Bonding?
How it Works
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment which uses a special type of dental resin to reshape and restore your teeth. This resin is similar to the material used for dental fillings. The resin is applied directly to your tooth, then shaped and trimmed to restore its shape.
Dental bonding is very versatile and can be used to treat most cosmetic issues like small gaps, minor chipping, uneven teeth and small or misshapen teeth. However, it is not meant to restore damaged teeth, as it is only a cosmetic treatment.
What to Expect
The Dental Bonding Process
After Dr. Miller approves you for bonding, the process takes only a single appointment. First, your mouth will be cleaned and your teeth will be prepped for bonding. Dr. Miller will select dental resin that matches the color of your teeth, and apply it directly. Using special dental tools, she will sculpt the resin until it’s the correct overall shape. The resin will be hardened using a UV light and it will be further trimmed and refined until it looks just like a natural tooth. Then, the tooth will be buffed and polished. It usually takes just 30-60 minutes to treat each tooth at Shine Dental.
How Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Accurate Treatment Estimate
The cost of dental bonding depends on a variety of factors including your oral health, how many teeth you are treating, and more. It’s difficult to provide you with an accurate quote unless you come in for a consultation. However, bonding is typically one of the more affordable cosmetic treatments, and it’s a great option for restoring your smile even if you’re on a budget.
Why Choose Dental Bonding?
The Benefits Of Treatment
Dental bonding is totally non-invasive. Unlike veneers, none of your natural enamel has to be removed. This also means no anesthesia or numbing is necessary during the process.
The bonding treatment process also only takes a single appointment, and you can usually have multiple teeth treated in the same appointment. It’s affordable, too. As mentioned, bonding is usually quite a bit cheaper than an alternative treatment like veneers.
How To Care For
Teeth after bonding
For the most part, you can treat your new teeth just like your natural teeth. Even immediately after your appointment, you should feel no pain or discomfort, since the process of bonding is non-invasive.
After your teeth are treated, you should continue to brush twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste, and you should also floss once a day. Make sure to see Dr. Katelyn Miller at Shine Dental every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam, too.
Beyond this, you will want to avoid risky behaviors that could damage your natural teeth or your bonded teeth. Never use your teeth to do things like tear open packages or rip tape, and avoid chewing any objects that are not food, such as fingernails or pens and pencils.
You should also avoid chewing extremely hard foods with your bonded front teeth. Foods like almonds and other nuts, as well as popcorn kernels, ice, and other hard foods may prematurely dislodge or crack your bonded teeth over time. Chew hard foods only with your rear molars, which are larger, stronger, and have more surface area.
will bonding Affect
other dental work i have?
No. Dental bonding is an additive process, meaning that it does not involve the removal of any enamel. It simply involves adding more “tooth” material using a special type of dental resin. This means that if you already have dental work like fillings and crowns, there will be no issues with dental bonding.
However, if you do have any cavities or other serious oral health issues, such as one or more missing teeth, and require other dental work, this will need to be done before you can get dental bonding. Cosmetic treatments such as bonding should only be done if you have a healthy mouth, and restorative treatments have already been used to restore damaged teeth or replace missing teeth.
Dr. Katelyn Miller will be able to provide you with more information about dental bonding and how it’s related to other types of restorative dental work at your consultation, so contact Shine Dental now to get started, and find out if dental bonding may be right for you.
how long does
dental bonding last?
Partially, this depends on how well you care for your teeth and overall oral health after your treatment. It’s common for dental bonding to last anywhere between 3-10 years, so your smile will look great for years to come.
It’s important to come in for regular appointments at Shine Dental to keep your smile healthy. Dr. Miller will look for signs of tooth decay and other oral health issues. She will also examine your bonded teeth to make sure they’re strong.
If the bonding is failing or worn-out on any of your teeth, she will be able to schedule a follow-up to replace the material, and make sure your smile continues to look its best. So don’t neglect routine preventive care in Sunbury. Make sure you’re getting regular appointments to keep your new teeth strong and healthy.