Dental Bonding

Effectively mend chipped, cracked, and discoloured teeth

What is Dental Bonding?

It's a cosmetic procedure where a tooth-coloured resin is applied to teeth to fill cavities, repair chips, close gaps or improve appearance. Dental bonding (or teeth bonding) is a very inexpensive alternative compared to veneers and crowns, although it doesn’t last as long as veneers.

How does Teeth Bonding Work?

The process is simple. We:

  • use a shade guide to choose a coloured composite resin matching your natural teeth
  • roughen the tooth in the specific area of the problem and apply a bonding agent
  • fix a composite resin over the agent and harden it with UV light
  • shape the tooth until it aligns properly with your other teeth

Do I need Dental Bonding?

It can solve a multitude of problems, like:

  • Fix broken teeth
  • Correct cracks or chips
  • Close a gap between teeth
  • Make your teeth appear shinier
  • Cover tooth discoloration
  • Change the overall shape of teeth
  • Protect a tooth root exposed by receding gums

How Long Does Tooth Bonding Take?

Typically, it’s finished in one appointment, from 30 minutes to an hour.

Are there Risks to Teeth Bonding?

Dental bonding is a very safe procedure.

That said, the composite resin used is not as strong as your natural teeth. The resin can detach, chip or break. Although it doesn't happen often, a bonded tooth might still be damaged. For example, if you eat ice, chew your nails, or bite down on hard objects. (You don't do that do you?)

Also, the resin isn't as stain resistant as dental veneers. Smoking or coffee drinking can cause discoloration.

Is Dental Bonding Painful?

Dental bonding is a relatively painless cosmetic dentistry procedure. You might not even require freezing.

It's not common to feel pain after a bonding procedure. If you do, please be sure to return so we can address the problem.

Dental Bonding or Veneers?

Veneers are durable and can fix a host of dental problems. That's why they're comparatively expensive.

Dental bonding is much less expensive but isn't as strong. It's best for correcting minor imperfections.

Our Red Deer dentists can help you understand the differences and make the right choice for your goals and budget.

How To Take Care of Bonded Teeth?

Bonded teeth require careful maintenance, so they last a long time. Here are some things to do after you get a bonded tooth:

  • Brush morning and night
  • Floss daily
  • Avoid candy and hard food
  • Avoid biting nails
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and smoking in the first few days after the procedure
  • Visit one of our hygienists for regular cleaning
  • Wear a night guard if you grind or clench your teeth

It's possible to improve your smile without resorting to braces or irreversible, expensive options

Make an appointment with us today. We have extended office hours during the week, and we're also open on Saturday.

Location

4747 67 St
Red Deer, AB
T4N 6H3

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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