Dental bonding is a dental procedure performed by dentists in Edmonton that comes with both cosmetic and oral health benefits. The dental bonding procedure involves the use of a composite resin material that is applied to the surface of a tooth and then hardened in place. The material is "bonded" to the tooth, allowing it to improve a smile by restoring or improving the tooth's natural shape.
There are many different reasons why people come to Azarko Dental Group's Edmonton dental clinic for a dental bonding procedure.
Uses of Dental Bonding
One of the most common reasons why people visit their Edmonton dental clinic for dental bonding is to lighten the appearance of stained and discolored teeth. The composite resin is made of a tooth-colored material, making it perfect for cosmetic purposes.
Bonding is also commonly used to repair cavities, and is much preferred to amalgam fillings because it is unnoticeable after it has been applied. On top of repairing cavities, dental bonding can be used to fix all sorts of other chips and cracks in damaged teeth.
Dental bonding can even be used to close the spaces between teeth if they are too far apart, or to alter the appearance of teeth in many other different ways, such as making the teeth appear longer.
Finally, dental bonding can provide good protection for a tooth root after it has been exposed by receding gums.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Before a dental bonding procedure, you can discuss your cosmetic and dental health goals with your Edmonton dentist. Your dentist will then select the right color for your composite resin so that it best matches these goals. No anesthesia is typically needed for the procedure unless you are having a filling done.
In order to prepare for the resin, the surface of each tooth which will be receiving bonding is roughened and coated with a conditioning liquid. The resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed onto each tooth until the desired shape is achieved. After it has hardened, the resin is further trimmed and shaped.
One dental bonding procedure will typically take about an hour-and-a-half to an hour. If you are going to be having multiple teeth done, then you may need to schedule additional appointments.
Tooth Bonding Treatment in Edmonton
Whether you are interested in dental bonding for its cosmetic or oral health benefits, or perhaps even a combination of both, the Edmonton dentists at Azarko Dental Group would be happy to discuss the procedure with you.
At Azarko Dental Group we are ready to accept new patients and to address all of their oral health needs. Our dental bonding procedures can be beneficial for every member of the family.
If you're ready to refresh your smile with dental bonding, you can start by visiting or contacting our Edmonton dental clinic today:
14938 Stony Plain Rd.
Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8