Dental bonding in Colorado Springs, CO
If you are looking for an inexpensive, painless and quick way to make your smile shine, consider dental bonding in Colorado Springs, CO from Dr. Gary Moore at Stetson Hills Dental! Dental bonding can be used for cosmetic purposes, but it also helps to correct serious problems with teeth.
What is dental bonding?
Bonding is a tooth-colored resin material. It is easy to sculpt so that when it is placed onto teeth it looks very natural, and it is also easy to adjust the color so that it looks just like other teeth.
What is dental bonding used for?
Dental bonding can be used for cosmetic purposes. It can be used for patients who have tried teeth whitening with no result.
It can be used for patients with painful problems, problems that will only get more serious if they aren’t treated. Bonding can fix teeth that:
- Have wide gaps between them (bonding is much preferable to years of wearing braces!)
- Are cracked or broken
- Have enamel missing
- Have extensive decay
- Are uneven
Leaving these issues untreated can lead to problems, such as an infection in the tooth, which will require a root canal, or, even worse, the loss of the tooth. Uneven teeth can cause problems with the patient’s bite and can make it difficult to get teeth clean, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
What is the dental bonding procedure?
The first step before any procedure is for Dr. Moore to examine your teeth so that he can decide on the best treatment for you. If he decides that dental bonding will take care of the problems with your teeth, it is a quick procedure that can be done in one visit, in less than an hour.
Dental bonding is noninvasive. It doesn’t require surgery like dental implants do, and it doesn’t require modification of the tooth like the procedure for getting a dental crown. Because it is not painful at all, it almost never requires an anesthetic.
Dr. Moore will select the right color of the bonding material, so that it matches the color of your other teeth. He will need to etch the surface of the tooth. This roughens up the surface of the tooth a bit, so that the tooth and the bonding resin bond tightly together. He may apply a conditioning liquid that will help the resin bond to the tooth. When the tooth is ready, he will apply adhesive to the tooth. Then, he will apply the bonding material and shape it so that it looks natural. He will then use a special light to make it harden quickly. He may need to trim and smooth the bonding material once it has hardened.
If you need more than one tooth bonded, Dr. Moore may recommend that you have that done at another visit.
What are other advantages of dental bonding?
Besides looking very natural, there are other advantages of dental bonding. Because it only requires removal of a minimal amount of enamel, dental bonding is better for the long-term health of your teeth. Dental bonding requires no special care. Simply brush and floss as you normally would, and make sure to visit Dr. Moore and the staff at Stetson Hills Dental for dental exams and cleanings twice a year.
Dental bonding can last anywhere from three to 10 years, which is yet another advantage! It does, however, need to be touched up every few years, but this procedure can be done very quickly.
Bonding is tough and durable. However, you should avoid bad habits, such as chewing on ice, fingernails, and pens. To keep it looking good, you should avoid smoking and foods and liquids that can stain bonding (such as coffee, tea, berries, and tomatoes). If you think you may grind your teeth or clench your jaw, this may damage bonding. You should avoid hard, chewy and sticky foods for the first few days after you get your bonding.
Patients of Stetson Hills Dental have another reason to get dental bonding in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Moore is a veteran dentist with years of experience with this procedure, and he also has the talent to use bonding to craft the perfect tooth!
How much does dental bonding cost?
The cost of dental bonding depends on a few things, such as how many teeth you need to have bonded. Dental bonding, however, is one of the most inexpensive services offered at Stetson Hills Dental. Stetson Hills Dental accepts many different types of insurance and also major credit cards and checks. Special financing options are available.
Whether you are dreaming of the perfect smile or you want to have a damaged tooth fixed before more serious problems arise, Dr. Moore at Stetson Hills Dental can help! Call (719) 694-0400 today!