Dental Tooth Bonding Birmingham AL
Do you have broken or decayed teeth, and looking for ways to bring back the beauty and full function? Dental/tooth bonding maybe an option for you. It is one of the least expensive options. At Birmingham’s own Comfort Plus Family Dental, we are experts at this dental service. See the the FAQ about the tooth bonding below; we look forward to helping you.
What is dental tooth bonding?
Dental tooth bonding is a procedure where a tooth-colored composite filling material is used to repair teeth or improve their appearance in a more economical way.
When can dental tooth bonding be used?
- To repair decayed, chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close the small gaps between teeth
- To change the shape of your teeth
- To replace amalgam fillings
- To reduce sensitivity due to receding gums
What is the procedure for dental tool Bonding?
Firstly, the tooth is prepared by removing the decay or smoothing off the broken edges and applying etch to the area of the concern. Composite resin of desired shade is placed on the tooth and cured with a special ultraviolet light. The filling material is then polished to achieve a smooth and shiny look.
Our patient presented with chipped front teeth due to her habit of biting into chunks of ice. She was very distraught and bothered by her broken teeth in the front because she loves to smile and works with customers all day long. Dr. Gutti smoothed the fracture areas and matched the shade of the bonding material to her tooth to achieve a natural look. Needless to say, patient will not be biting or chewing into ice any more.
Does dental tooth bonding get discolored?
The composite used for dental tooth bonding is a resin material, it gets stained easily by tea, coffee, cigarette smoke and other substances. Hence you should avoid deeply colored foods for about 48 hours after the procedure is completed. It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene and have regular visits with your dentist / dental hygienist to prolong the life of your teeth bonding with composite.
How much does dental tooth bonding cost?
Dental Tooth bonding is a very economical option to achieve a great smile. Unlike Crown and Veneers, which need special molds to be made and require multiple visits, tooth bonding can be done the same day and hence are your budget friendly option to improve your smile.
What else do I need to know about dental tooth bonding and how do I find a dentist near me?
- Dental Tooth bonding is not as strong as your natural tooth. Hence habits like biting nails, eating ice etc, can cause damage. Usually they last for several years, but their longevity depends on your oral habits. .
- Whitening treatments do not work on tooth bonding material. The shade of composite is chosen to match the shade of your teeth when bonding is done . So, if you whiten your teeth after bonding, then you may notice a discrepancy between the shade of your teeth and the composite.
Call us at 205.833.5405 to answer any other questions that you might have or to schedule an appointment to see how we can improve your smile.
Accepting New Patients
We are now accepting new patients (we take Bluecross (BCBS), Untited, Medicaid and 20+ other insurances, see below) and serving Center Point, Birmingham, Roebuck, Trussville, Pinson, Clay, Tarrant City, Leeds, Moody, Gardendale, Fultondale, Springville, Midfield, Pell City, Argo, Warrior, Huffman, other surrounding areas in Alabama.