Dr. Chapnick and his team in Barrie or Toronto can use tooth bonding to alter the appearance of your teeth in just one office visit, in most cases. Composite resin material, which has a putty-like consistency, is placed on your problem teeth. Dr. Chapnick then molds the resin to your tooth in order to cover your tooth imperfection and shape your tooth to its proper dimensions. He uses his artistic abilities to blend the material with your tooth and have it appear natural and healthy.
Tooth bonding, also called dental bonding, is one technique he uses to correct physical teeth imperfections, such as:
What to Expect During Tooth Bonding
Not all healthy teeth look perfect. You can have a healthy smile that still has tooth imperfections causing you to conceal your smile from others. At Molson Park Dental Office, we understand that it is stressful to be ashamed of your teeth. In fact, others may view you as inherently unhappy or impolite if you cannot smile with confidence. There are several steps involved in tooth bonding:
- 1. Tooth colour decision:
- 2. Tooth preparation:
- 3. Resin application:
- 4. Resin hardening:
- 5. Trimming and polishing:
Composite resin is available in different tooth colour shades. You will work together with Dr. Chapnick and his team to decide which shade will be right for your smile.
Your tooth will be roughened slightly so the composite material will adhere to your tooth.
The composite material is applied to your tooth and hand-shaped to the perfect form.
A blue wavelength light speeds up the bonding process between the composite resin and your natural tooth structure.
Excess resin material is removed and your bonded tooth is shaped and polished to the perfect sheen.
A HEALTHY SMILE
STEPS OF TOOTH BONDING
ALTERING THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR TEETH
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding has several advantages:
- Keeps your natural tooth structure intact and requires little removal of tooth enamel
- Can be done in one office visit
- Is often less expensive than other procedures, such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
The disadvantages include:
- Less stain-resistant than porcelain material
- May not be the appropriate treatment for back teeth
- Not as strong or durable as porcelain material
If you reside in Barrie or Toronto, and would like to learn more about tooth bonding, please contact the cosmetic dental team led by Dr. Adam Chapnick at Molson Park Dental Office to schedule an complimentary consultation.
We are a Family Friendly Practice
At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.