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Dental Bonding in Dundas

Repair damaged teeth, including chips and cracks, or enhance the appearance of already healthy teeth.
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What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding uses composite resin – the same material used for composite fillings – to shape a tooth. Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken can be ‘built up’ with composite resin in a process called Bonded Restoration. This repair will restore the tooth to like-new condition and will last a long time with routine care. Dental bonding is also used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a smile by reshaping teeth, correcting colour and closing gaps without the need for veneers or orthodontics.

How does dental bonding compare to other options?

There are many different options available for restoring your teeth or achieving your dream smile. The options that are best for you will depend on your specific needs. During your appointment, we would be happy to discuss all of your options and the pros and cons of each so that you can make an informed final decision. That being said, here are some of the benefits of dental bonding:

Quick and painless

With fillings or dental veneers, some drilling is usually required to prepare the tooth for treatment. This is rarely the case for dental bonding. Very little, if any, of your natural tooth has to be removed in preparation which means the bonding procedure is almost always completely painless.

Low upfront cost

More extensive treatments such as dental veneers and orthodontics come with a heftier price tag. And for good reason – more extensive and dramatic changes call for a personalized treatment plan of greater complexity. However, for minor changes to a few teeth, dental bonding is a simple and cost-effective treatment.

Great for small repairs

It bears repeating: if you are envisioning extensive changes to your smile you will benefit from a more complex treatment plan that may include dental veneers, crowns, or orthodontics. But for minor changes, dental bonding is the simplest solution available.

The Dental Bonding Process

Whether you’re getting dental bonding to restore a tooth or for purely aesthetic reasons the process is still the same. Here’s what you can expect at your dental bonding appointment:

Preparing the tooth

To safeguard your neighbouring teeth, a dental matrix, a thin plastic film, is placed between them, shielding them from any unintended contact with preparation gel or composite resin. Subsequently, your tooth is meticulously cleaned and dried, followed by the application of a mildly acidic gel for a brief duration. This gel creates a roughened surface, facilitating optimal adherence of the bonding material.

Applying the composite resin

After removing the acidic gel and ensuring the tooth is dry, the dentist applies the composite resin. To achieve a natural appearance, a resin shade that matches your teeth is chosen. The composite resin is applied in layers and cured using a special blue light for optimal strength and durability.

Finishing touches

After ensuring a proper bite, your dental bonding is considered complete. A quick tooth polish adds the finishing touch, leaving your bonded tooth looking beautiful and natural. You may even forget which tooth was repaired. We’ll make a note in your chart, and future dental exams will include special attention to check for any wear or tear on the bonded tooth.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the exact location of the bonding, your eating habits and general routine oral hygiene habits, dental bonding can last 4 to 10 years or more. If your dentist notices wear and tear at your routine exams, more composite resin can be applied to keep your dental bonding strong.
Bonding is not a permanent solution but it is a very long-lasting one. Dental bonding can last for more than a decade with routine dental care, good eating habits and regular exams. If your dental bonding shows signs of wear and tear it can be strengthened with additional composite resin.
Two very different procedures. Dental veneers are a better long-term option and a better option for patients who want to make more or more dramatic changes to their smile. Dental bonding has a shorter lifespan but is more cost-efficient for minor changes and is much less invasive as less of the natural tooth needs to be altered.
Dental bonding doesn't have major risks. Your natural tooth will remain almost completely if not entirely intact under the bonding. The bonding itself may chip or break over time but it can easily be repaired. A common concern we sometimes hear from patients is that dental bonding doesn’t lighten with teeth whitening. You may want to have your teeth whitened before getting dental bonding or you may have the bonding replaced to match your natural teeth after a whitening treatment. If you’re concerned about the durability of dental bonding you may want to consider dental veneers or crowns which are stronger and last longer.

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