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Tooth Bonding Calgary, AB

Tooth Bonding An Overview

Dental bonding is a quick and simple way to address many cosmetic dental concerns. At Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB, we offer dental bonding to address common dental issues such as:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Mishappen teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignment
  • Discolored or stained teeth

The dental bonding material is typically made of composite resin, which can be color matched and shaped to match your existing teeth. Our team of dentists will choose the appropriate shade of resin, so when your treatment is complete, no one will be able to tell the difference between your bonded tooth and your existing smile.

BioClear® Restorations

In many cases, dentists fix black triangles with porcelain veneers, which may require the dentist to remove some of the natural tooth structure to prepare the affected tooth for the bonding processes. Thanks to revolutionary treatments like BioClear®, dentists can now preserve much more of the natural tooth structure when addressing black triangles on the teeth.

BioClear is considered an alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used that can eliminate black triangles, worn teeth, chipped teeth, and damaged teeth. In some cases, BioClear can reshape misshapen teeth, help improve the appearance of crooked teeth and close gapped teeth. This conservative dental treatment adds structure to the teeth rather than removing it, creating a more practical way to address common dental concerns

Candidacy For Dental Bonding

If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our team at Foothills Dentistry. During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and determine if dental bonding or another cosmetic treatment best suits your needs. Dental bonding is often recommended for minor cosmetic dental issues.

For areas with extensive damage, decay, or discoloration, we may recommend a dental filling, porcelain veneers or teeth whitening. For damage that compromises the integrity of the tooth structure, we may recommend placing a dental crown to restore the health and function to the tooth. In many cases, dental bonding is a safe and effective solution for patients of all ages.

Tooth Bonding What to Expect

The tooth bonding is considered a simple in-office dental procedure. It is typically performed with no anesthesia, but we take all the proper steps to ensure our patients are comfortable during their treatment. If we are addressing a large chip or a patient with sensitive teeth, we may use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area.

To begin the procedure, we will apply a special solution to the affected tooth to create a sufficient bonding surface for the composite resin; this process is often referred to as etching the surface of the tooth. Tooth bonding is considered an additive treatment because it adds tooth structure instead of taking it away. After the tooth is prepared, your dentist will carefully apply the resin and gently mold it until the desired shape is reached. When the resin is placed, and the desired aesthetic is reached, we will use a special UV light to cure (harden) the bonded tooth into place.

Once the bonded tooth is hardened and secured into place, we will gently polish and shape the tooth to create a natural looking result. Patients can enjoy their new smile immediately after their appointment.

Maintaining A Bonded Tooth

To maintain optimal results, it is important to follow a proper oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to the dentist. With proper care and maintenance, a bonded tooth should last many years. Try to avoid poor dental habits that may compromise your bonded tooth. Although composite resin is a highly durable material, it is not as strong as the natural tooth enamel.

Composite resin is not impervious to stains or decay, so be sure to take proper care of you smile for long-lasting results.

To explore your cosmetic dentistry treatment options, visit Foothills Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (403) 910-5452 or request an appointment online.