Many of our patients find that there are a variety of different issues that they would like to fix their smiles. This can frequently be discolored, cracked, chipped, or even gapped teeth. Unfortunately, many of our patients thought that the only way to fix their teeth was to completely remove them and replace them with a dental implant or bridge.
At Clarity Dental Center, we offer our patients the best in dental technology. That is why we are pleased to offer dental bonding as one of our options to help restore your smile and rebuild your confidence.
Dental bonding is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure that can be completed in our office without the use of anesthesia. In fact, the whole process doesn’t hurt and can create a drastic improvement in your smile.
Dental bonding uses a composite plastic material that is colored just like your natural teeth. This means that even after the work has been completed, that other people can’t pick out which tooth or teeth have had dental work, and which are just the natural tooth.
The process can be completed in just a single office visit. Our staff will first ensure that we are using the proper shade of material to match your teeth. Once this is completed, the composite resin can be applied to the tooth or teeth that require some work.
Our talented staff will then shape the resin to cover the damage and give the appearance of perfect teeth. When we are happy with the look of the dental bond, we simply cure the resin with ultraviolet light. The exposure of ultraviolet light to the resin immediately hardens the material, and you are left with a perfect smile.
If you have a tooth or teeth that have been discolored or stained and have tried other methods to improve the appearance, you may want to consider dental bonding. In addition, patients who have chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth may also want to consider dental bonding.
If your tooth has experienced this type of damage, it can be prone to allowing the infection to build and penetrate the surface of the tooth. If this is left untreated, it can lead to infection in the pulp of the tooth that requires a root canal, crown, or even tooth extraction. Instead, dental bonding can be used to cover the damaged area and add a layer of protection. Over time, a dental bond can actually help maintain your natural teeth and improve your oral health.
Dental bonding is actually a very fast process. Many of our patients schedule this appointment over their lunch break. We can typically have you out of the office between 30 and 60 minutes. Additionally, because the procedure does not require anesthesia, you can return to work immediately. You do not have to worry about taking pain medication, discomfort, or swelling that may affect your speech or appearance.
Dental bonds are pretty straightforward pieces of dental work. There is not a lot of additional care or maintenance that is required. However, you should not place undue stresses on your dental bond. This means that you should not chew ice, fingernails, or pen lids on your dental bond. These actions can cause your dental bond to fail or crack prematurely. In addition, smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, or consuming wine can stain the surface of your bond.
If you have been considering improvements to your smile, contact Clarity Dental Center in Federal Way, WA today. Our talented staff can see if dental bonding is the right option for you!