Dental Bonding in Woodbridge, ON

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What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a common procedure that is used to fix teeth that have been chipped, broken or decayed. It can also be used to give teeth a longer appearance. It involves the use of a tooth-coloured material that is used to restore or repair teeth. This type of procedure is performed by your dentist and can usually be completed in just one visit.

When is it used?

Treatment involves the use of a composite resin material that can be made to match the natural colour of your teeth. This allows for a seamless and natural look. While composite resin materials continue to improve in terms of strength and durability, they are not as strong as silver (amalgam) fillings. For this reason, they are mostly used on the teeth in the front of the mouth, since these teeth do not generate a lot of pressure when chewing or eating, unlike the back teeth. Teeth located in the back of the mouth are usually repaired or restored with composite resin or amalgam materials.

 

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Teeth that look a little shorter than normal can be elongated with the use of dental bonding to normalise their height. This can be a good alternative to other cosmetic dental options that can be a little costlier.

Patients who experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods, due to gum recession may also benefit from dental bonding. In some cases, the dental bonding material may be used to cover areas or recession on the affected tooth or teeth.

Dental Bonding Considerations

Teeth with dental bonding materials are still subject to staining from foods, such as coffee, tea and wine. Try to avoid having any foods or drinks that may stain, for approximately 48 hours after the procedure.

Your dentist will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of this type of procedure and whether it will suit your needs. If you are interested in learning how dental bonding can improve your smile, or if you have any questions, call us now: (905) 605-5020.

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