Dental Bonding in Vail, AZ
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What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a straightforward dental procedure that involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to damaged teeth. It’s an excellent alternative to more invasive treatments like crowns and veneers. Our skilled dentists use a shade guide to ensure the resin matches your natural teeth perfectly. The procedure involves roughening the tooth surface and applying a special liquid to help the bonding agent adhere. We then shape the composite resin to your tooth and harden it with UV light.
Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right for You?
What to Expect from Dental Bonding
A single-tooth bonding procedure usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes from start to finish, but may require several visits to complete if more than one tooth requires work. Because most tooth bonding procedures require no anesthetic, you can commence daily activities after we’re done.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Bonding
What are ideal uses for dental bonding?
Our dentists at Vail Family Dentistry recommend bonding for:
- Repairing chips or cracks
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Concealing discoloration
- Reshaping teeth
- Protecting exposed tooth roots due to receding gums
How long does dental bonding last?
Longevity of Dental Bonding: The lifespan of bonding varies based on its location, your bite, and eating habits. On average, bonding lasts 4-8 years, with some cases extending up to 10 years. Regular check-ups help monitor its condition.
How do I care for my dental bonding?
How should I prep for the procedure?
To kick off your bonding appointment, your dentist will select a shade that best matches up with your teeth to prepare the resin. The actual composite resin is a pliable, putty-like material that can be molded into countless shapes. Local anesthesia may be necessary if a nerve is nearby the site of the procedure, but no anesthesia is typically needed for surface repairs. The bonding procedure then starts by making the surface of the tooth coarser and more susceptible to the bonding material. The dentist will subsequently apply a fluid to help the resin stick to your teeth. Next, they will apply and mold the resin into shape. After smoothing it down, they will use UV waves to cure and harden the resin in only a few seconds.
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Composite White Fillings
The composite white filling is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Vail Family Dentistry can shade them according to the color of your teeth, creating a perfect match and giving you a beautiful, white smile!
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. Made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, bridges restore your smile, prevent further tooth misalignment, and help you chew comfortably.
Dental Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. The resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding benefits both your oral health and improves your appearance by repairing damage, minor flaws, and irregularities in the surface of your teeth. This process is a wonderfully effective and affordable way to make cosmetic improvements to your smile.
Many patients choose veneers as a custom-made option to make their smile sparkle naturally when they want to have a smile that is more vibrant.
Veneers entirely cover the damaged tooth with a long-lasting hard coating that enables it to nearly resemble the color of natural teeth, making them one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Dental veneers are used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.
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