Dental bonding is a special cosmetic dentistry process that applies a tooth shade resin material to the patient’s tooth to restore function and stability. The tooth colored resin is hardened through the use of a special curing light, which adheres the resin to the tooth helping to improve the client’s smile. The resin bonding material used by Dr. Ueckert is specifically created to be invisible on teeth and is blended to closely match the client’s natural tooth color. After being polished, the bond will appear shiny and luminescent, behaving just as the tooth enamel does.
- Close gaps or spaces between teeth
- Protect against advanced tooth decay
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth.
- Correct appearance of discolored teeth
- Protects roots of teeth that are exposed when gums recede
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Provide a cosmetic substitute to amalgam fillings
Increasingly, we are seeing more uses for dental bonding as an alternative to more costly and “invasive” dental porcelain restorations. We have seen patients choose dental bonding for two main reasons. First, the cost can be lower, while achieving all or most of the more expensive options. Secondly, dental bonding is “additive”, which means it can be placed on or over natural tooth structure without much of the destructive grinding away of tooth necessary with porcelain veneers or crowns. Special techniques have recently been developed which allow Dr. Ueckert to accurately and quickly place dental bonding on multiple teeth, which is extremely useful for solving complex functional and cosmetic dental problems. By carefully considering all options, you can make an informed choice as an empowered patien
Dental Bonding Services, offered from Dr. Ueckert, consist of a series of steps to achieve proper results.
Bonding the Tooth
When shaping is done, it’s common to experience tooth sensitivity. This can persist for several weeks, but should gradually lessen over time.