Dental Bonding in Portland, OR
When it comes to repairing tooth damage that is minor, there are a variety of steps that we can take. Here at Hunter Dental Care, we are experts when it comes to dental bonding, an affordable and safer alternative to some other more invasive procedures to resolve the same issues. It takes experience and skill to work with the resins that we use and to make no mistake and accidentally misshape your tooth in the process. Lucky for you, we have years of experience and can perform such a procedure essentially risk-free!
What is Dental Bonding?
In a dental bonding procedure, we use a composite resin to repair damage to your teeth or to cosmetically enhance a damaged or discolored tooth. This resin is moldable, and it allows us to shape it and mold it to fit your mouth comfortably while filling cavities, cracks, chips, or covering discoloration. This resin is relatively durable but may need replacing over time as it can chip. It is not quite as strong as a veneer or dental crown but is far more affordable. It is a very simple solution to minor dental problems that have costlier alternative procedures.
How Does It Work?
When you come in, the first thing we will do is prepare your tooth. We strip away a small amount of enamel because the resin will not adhere to your tooth in its natural state. This doesn’t hurt, and more often than not, anesthetic is not necessary for this procedure. Then, we will apply the resin to your tooth. From this point, we can work with it and shape it into whatever you need. We can fill in cracks and chips, fill cavities, or protect exposed roots, among many other uses. Once it is properly shaped, we will harden the resin with a specially made curing light that ensures it is solid before you leave and will not reshape over time.
Who Needs Dental Bonding?
Bonding can help to solve a wide variety of problems. First off, we can use them to repair decay. First, we remove the infected tooth material, but then we can fill in the space using this resin rather than a more expensive filling. We can also use it to repair chips, cracks, discoloration, or gaps between your teeth. This makes the teeth stronger and gives them a natural looking beautiful appearance. We can use it to make your teeth longer or to change their overall shape for a more aesthetically pleasing look. Finally, we can use it to cover roots that may be exposed due to gum recession, leaving them vulnerable and sensitive.
It takes a great amount of skill to work with this resin, and here at Hunter Dental Care, we have got you covered. If you are currently dealing with any minor problems or are cosmetically dissatisfied with your smile, call us! We can help you to walk out with a radiant smile and the confidence to take on any challenge with strong and naturally gorgeous teeth.