Do you have damaged and cracked teeth? Maybe you have a chip in a front tooth.
North Meridian Dental Excellence offers cosmetic treatments in Indianapolis, IN. One of the most effective and economical treatments for tooth damage is tooth bonding.
Patients who may not want a permanent restoration can benefit from dental bonding. With good oral hygiene and habits and the right dental care, tooth bonding may last up to 10 years.
Dr. Ben Ahlbrecht is dedicated to finding solutions to the cosmetic and restorative dental problems. He will collaborate with you to make sure that treatment aligns with your personal goals while supporting your long term dental health.
What is Tooth Bonding Used For?
Dental bonding is similar to a dental filling and is a dental service that can treat a variety of conditions:
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
Do you have any of these cosmetic dental issues? You can call North Meridian Dental Care at 317.204.7134 for a consultation.
Because resin material used in treatment is pliable, tooth bonding can change the shape and size of teeth. In addition, the resin is color-matched to teeth, so stained and yellowed teeth can appear whiter.
Treatment with Dental Bonding at North Meridian Dental Excellence
Dr. Ahlbrecht will prepare the surface of the tooth or teeth to be treated by removing a small portion. This ensures that tooth bonding material adheres well. Dr. Ahlbrecht will then apply a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin and sculpt it into the desired shape.
Finally, a special UV light is used to harden and set the resin. Once the composite has cured it is shaped and polished to match the appearance of a natural tooth.
How to Care for Teeth After Treatment
There are several tips you should remember to take care of your teeth after receiving tooth bonding treatment:
- Brush at least twice a day
- Floss daily
- Avoid hard foods
- Do not bite your nails
- Avoid food and drinks like coffee and tea that stain teeth
- Schedule regular dental cleanings every six months
If you have any further questions about caring for your teeth, Dr. Ahlbrecht and his staff will be happy to help.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Can dental bonding be repaired?
Depending on what needs to be fixed your dentist may either repair or replace a bond. Dentists can touch up bonds using newer material that will help your bonds last longer.
What should you not do with bonded teeth?
With bonded teeth, patients should try to avoid eating or drinking foods that are prone to staining the surfaces of teeth. These include wine, coffee, fruit, fruit juices, and soda. You should also avoid using your bonded tooth to open things, and chew on very hard foods. Tooth bonding is not invincible and does not protect against physical damage.
Is dental bonding strong?
Dental bonding is very strong. Chemical bonds are used to attach bonds to teeth making them very durable. Although, it should not be used as a protectant.
How long does dental bonding take to cure?
Dental bonding takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes to begin to cure. Dentists apply a resin material to your teeth and let it become hard. Then it will be shaped and polished to make spaces or cracks disappear.
Does bonding teeth hurt?
Dental bonding only involves the surface of teeth. There are no nerves there so dental bonding should be a pain free procedure.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Restore your teeth today. Call North Meridian Dental Excellence for comfortable care at 317.204.7134 or request a consultation with our team on our website.