Posts for tag: Bonding
So you’re tearing up the dance floor at a friend’s wedding, when all of a sudden one of your pals lands an accidental blow to your face — chipping out part of your front tooth, which lands right on the floorboards! Meanwhile, your wife (who is nine months pregnant) is expecting you home in one piece, and you may have to pose for a picture with the baby at any moment. What will you do now?
Take a tip from Prince William of England. According to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, the future king found himself in just this situation in 2013. His solution: Pay a late-night visit to a discreet dentist and get it fixed up — then stay calm and carry on!
Actually, dental emergencies of this type are fairly common. While nobody at the palace is saying exactly what was done for the damaged tooth, there are several ways to remedy this dental dilemma.
If the broken part is relatively small, chances are the tooth can be repaired by bonding with composite resin. In this process, tooth-colored material is used to replace the damaged, chipped or discolored region. Composite resin is a super-strong mixture of plastic and glass components that not only looks quite natural, but bonds tightly to the natural tooth structure. Best of all, the bonding procedure can usually be accomplished in just one visit to the dental office — there’s no lab work involved. And while it won’t last forever, a bonded tooth should hold up well for at least several years with only routine dental care.
If a larger piece of the tooth is broken off and recovered, it is sometimes possible to reattach it via bonding. However, for more serious damage — like a severely fractured or broken tooth — a crown (cap) may be required. In this restoration process, the entire visible portion of the tooth may be capped with a sturdy covering made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to a gold metal alloy.
A crown restoration is more involved than bonding. It begins with making a 3-D model of the damaged tooth and its neighbors. From this model, a tooth replica will be fabricated by a skilled technician; it will match the existing teeth closely and fit into the bite perfectly. Next, the damaged tooth will be prepared, and the crown will be securely attached to it. Crown restorations are strong, lifelike and permanent.
Was the future king “crowned” — or was his tooth bonded? We may never know for sure. But it’s good to know that even if we’ll never be royals, we still have several options for fixing a damaged tooth. If you would like more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework.”
How dental bonding from 1st Choice Dental Care can help your smile
Are you tired of the small chips, cracks or other minor imperfections in your teeth? Do you want to fix your smile, but you’re afraid of how long it will take and how much money it will cost? Well, fear no more! Now you can have a smile you can be proud of, thanks to dental bonding! Your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock GA want to share with you why dental bonding is the perfect choice to fix your smile.
Dental bonding is the modern, easy and quick way to correct minor dental imperfections in your teeth. It is also far less expensive than many cosmetic dental procedures like porcelain veneers. Dental bonding requires considerable skill and artistry, which is why you need to visit the experts, your dentists.
There are many reasons why people choose dental bonding. It is one of the most versatile procedures in dentistry, and can fix dental issues like these:
- Unevenly or excessively worn down teeth
- Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- Small gaps and spaces between teeth
- Rotated, overlapped or poorly positioned teeth
- Badly discolored or deeply stained teeth
There are many reasons why your teeth may not look as beautiful as they should. Aging and normal wear and tear are really hard on your teeth, causing chips, cracks, yellowing and excessive wear. Don’t worry, no matter what your age, dental bonding is the right procedure to fix your smile!
Your dental bonding treatment from your dentists in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock is non-invasive, so you won’t need anesthetic. Dental bonding uses composite, a unique liquid resin that your dentists will artfully sculpt to your tooth. The composite comes in many different shades, so you are guaranteed a look that is color matched as closely as possible to your existing teeth. Your smile will look perfectly blended together and seamless.
It’s time to say goodbye to minor dental imperfections with dental bonding. It’s time to say hello to your new smile! Call your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care with offices in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock, GA. Don’t wait for your new smile, call today!