Bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to a chipped, decayed, discolored or otherwise damaged tooth. Bonding can repair these problems as well as make a tooth appear longer. It can also fill gaps between teeth and reshape a misshapen tooth. Bonding serves as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam filling and can be completed in a single visit.
This easy and affordable cosmetic procedure gives you natural-looking results. The plastic used can be shaped and polished to give the appearance of a natural tooth. Color is matched to neighboring teeth and the shape formed to match the bite and alignment of your unique smile.
To keep your bonding looking like new, avoid drinking tea, coffee, or smoking cigarettes for 48 hours after application. Brush your teeth as instructed by your dentist and have cleanings every 6 months to keep bonding applications and your natural teeth healthy and beautiful.
Fillings restore damaged and decayed teeth to full function and form. First, the decayed tooth material is removed, the area cleaned, and the cavity or application area filled. Closing off these spaces keeps out bacteria that can live in open spaces causing further damage and decay.
Gold, porcelain, amalgam, or composite resin may be used as dental fillings. The type of filling used depends on the sort of repair required and your aesthetic goals, allergies, and budget. Porcelain and composite resin fillings match the color of your natural teeth for seamless results. Your dentist may follow a filling with the application of a crown or cap if the natural tooth shows significant fracture or damage. Damage extending to the nerve may be treated using pulp capping or root canal therapy.
If you suffer from a damaged tooth or teeth, call Middleton Family Dental to learn how we can help restore your smile.
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