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Tooth Bonding in Calgary, Alberta
Tooth bonding is one of the least invasive types of treatments available today. Because the bonding material is a flexible material that can be molded and shaped to your specifications, very little natural enamel has to be removed. Our patients appreciate bonding because it is a simple, one-visit solution that doesn’t require a lot of time or expense. If you are interested in tooth bonding in Alberta, Southcentre Dental Clinic can help. A new patient consultation is the perfect way to learn more about this easy smile enhancement solution.
What is the Dental Bonding Process
Because dental tooth bonding is safe, easy, affordable and painless, it is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Bonding is a versatile fix that can address a wide range of minor teeth issues like cracks, chips, gaps, spacing and discolouration.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin is applied, shaped to match your existing teeth and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth.
The Dental Bonding Process
First, Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload will match the bonding material to your tooth colour. Then, he will apply it in small amounts to your affected tooth. Dental bonding resin is a soft and flexible formula, which makes it easy to apply and shape. Next, he’ll shape it to fit well with your opposing natural teeth for a comfortable bite and uniform appearance.
When the resin is appropriately shaped, it will be hardened with a curing light. Once it's hardened, the bonded tooth will be contoured to its final form. The bonded tooth will then be polished to a natural-looking finish.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding can be applied in a single office visit without the use of anesthesia, unlike some other tooth-repair procedures. However, it’s important to note that dental bonding is not as durable as the porcelain used in other treatments such as veneers or crowns.
The longevity of your tooth bonding depends largely on the extent of bonding, the location of the teeth that have been bonded, and your dental hygiene. Bonding may last between three and 10 years before it needs to be touched up or replaced.
Because dental bonding material can chip and crack, you should avoid bad oral habits such as pen chewing, ice chewing and nail biting. For the most part, you bonded teeth will not require any additional special care aside from good dental hygiene practices.
What material is used to bond teeth?
Teeth bonding material is a safe, dental material similar to dental ceramic. Bonding resin is applied in a putty-like form and is designed to become extremely strong and durable when treated with a special hardening light.
Am I a good teeth bonding candidate?
If you have minor cosmetic issues that are affecting one or more teeth, you may benefit from tooth bonding. Problems like tooth chips, gaps or discoloration can be remedied with this simple, process.
How long does the process take?
Teeth bonding can be done in only one visit, but multiple teeth may require a second appointment. Compared to other cosmetic smile procedures like veneers, fillings and crowns, dental bonding works well for patients who want immediate results.
How long do the results last?
Results will vary, depending on the unique tooth characteristics of each bonding patient.
Is tooth bonding an affordable procedure?
We understand how challenging it can be to fit so many things into your budget. The cost to correct a smile with dental bonding varies on the situation. If it is possible to correct your concern with only bonding and not the option of veneers the fee range is approximately $330 – $450. This is certainly less than veneers however bonding does not always provide the result you may be looking for. For this reason we recommend a consultation with Dr. Cload to assess if you are a candidate for bonding.
Get Started Today
Please contact Southcentre Dental Clinic in Calgary, Alberta today for a tooth bonding consultation.