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Cosmetic Dental Bonding Procedures Calgary

Dental Bonding in Calgary

Dental Bonding in CalgaryMany patients are pleasantly surprised to learn about all of the different uses for dental bonding. Although the name doesn’t do it justice, dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to fix dental concerns.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a non-invasive, painless procedure during which tooth-coloured resin material is applied to the teeth. There is little to no preparation necessary, and anesthesia is only necessary if a decayed tooth is being filled in. The tooth-colored resin material (a long-lasting and durable plastic product) is applied and hardened with a light curing process. The material “bonds” to the tooth and is able to quickly restore or enhance a person’s smile.

Dental bonding is an option:

  • To restore chipped or cracked teeth
  • To fill decayed teeth rather than using silver amalgam
  • To change the shape of disproportioned teeth
  • To mask discoloration in tooth enamel
  • To close spaces or fill in gaps between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • As a cosmetic and biocompatible alternative to mercury fillings
  • To protect and repair a portion of the tooth’s root that is exposed with gum recession.

What is Dental Bonding Used For?

Many patients choose dental bonding to quickly enhance their smile. Unlike crowns or veneers, bonding can be done in one visit, allowing for an immediate and impactful enhancement.

Dental bonding is popular with teens and young adults because it’s one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures to complete. Although it does not last as long as a lab-made veneer or crown, it does help patients preserve more of their natural tooth enamel. Unless the bonding material is being used to fill a cavity, most times patients don’t even need to be frozen.

Because there are limitations to dental bonding, some dentists choose it for use on small cosmetic changes only. Since every patient’s needs are different, we invite you to consult with your dentist about the best cosmetic approach for your particular situation. Ask your dentist about it today.

Frequently Asked Dental Bonding Questions

What are the differences between dental bonding and crown?

Dental bonding refers to attaching dental material to your damaged tooth using adhesives and a high-intensity light.

Dental bonding is a relatively painless and non-invasive procedure. You may feel some sensitivity in the area directly following the procedure, but it shouldn’t last long. However, bonding materials can be more sensitive and prone to breaking or chipping than the tooth itself, so you should be careful and avoid chewing on any hard objects such as ice, pens, fingernails, etc.

Crowns are also known as “caps” and restore function and appearance to damaged teeth. Like bonding, crowns are most commonly used to fix cracked or chipped teeth, but they can also be used to restore the tooth when large fillings are present.

Do I need dental bonding?

Here are some issues that cosmetic dental bonding is commonly used for:

  1. Restoring Damaged Teeth

  2. Filling in Decayed Teeth

  3. Fixing Discolouration

  4. Close Spaces


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