Dental bonding is a restorative dental procedure used to repair damaged teeth. It helps fix cracked, broken, or chipped teeth and enhances the appearance of the patient's smile.
At Fulton Dental, Dr. Fulton recommends dental bonding to patients who are looking for a quick and efficient solution for repairing damaged teeth or teeth imperfections.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
- Dental bonding restores the shape of a damaged or deformed tooth
- It helps fill tooth gaps
- Dental bonding can be used to reshape uneven or misshapen teeth
- It promotes better oral health and hygiene
- Dental bonding can withstand normal wear and restore the patient’s ability to chew properly
What Does the Dental Bonding Procedure Entail?
At our dental practice in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Dr. Fulton will begin the bonding procedure by evaluating your dental condition. Dr. Fulton will use a small concave mirror to observe the damaged tooth and take dental scans to assess its structure.
An appropriate color that matches your natural teeth is then chosen for the dental bonding material.
Dr. Fulton will evenly apply the composite resin onto the damaged tooth after roughening its surface. He will then mold the material to give it an appropriate shape and ensure the color matches the shade of your natural teeth.
Finally, Dr. Fulton will use a dental curing light to harden the bonding material and then polish it to provide a natural and seamless look to the restored teeth.
Aftercare for Bonded Teeth
To ensure the bonding material’s durability, patients should follow a proper oral hygiene routine at home after the dental bonding procedure. Brushing and flossing the teeth regularly helps keep the dental bonding intact. Patients should also avoid biting on hard foods with the treated tooth as the bonding may be damaged and limit their consumption of colored beverages or aerated drinks to avoid staining.
Patients’ oral health routines should also include oral checkups at the dentist at least twice a year.
Dental bonding is an excellent choice for patients with minor teeth damage or imperfections. It helps transform smiles by enhancing their appearance and strengthening the structure of damaged teeth. The treatment provides quick and long-lasting results.
Dr. Fulton at Fulton Dental in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, offers dental bonding as well as a multitude of other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. To schedule an appointment, call (205) 822-3838, book online, or visit our office at 1000 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.