Things To Know About Dental Bonding Procedures

Dental bonding can be an essential process for repairing many of the common problems that patients will encounter. While dental bonding can be one of the more routinely used options for repairing teeth, patients are often unaware of the full range of problems that can be treated with this procedure.

Structural Repairs

Structural damages to teeth can be among the more serious issues that will need to be addressed. Failing to repair these problems as quickly as possible can contribute to the structural damage to the tooth greatly worsening.

When dental bonding is used to treat this problem, a dentist will gradually build up a series of layers of resin on the tooth so that it will be sufficiently reinforced. This process is typically suitable for instances where the tooth has suffered enough damage to make traditional fillings unsuitable but the damage may not warrant a full crown.

Cosmetic Upgrades

There are many people that have one or more teeth with an unnatural or unappealing shape. These shapes often occur due to the tooth suffering damage or developmental issues. Regardless of the underlying cause of this problem, it can be extremely embarrassing for those that experience it.

Luckily, it is possible for dental bonding to be used to restore the tooth to a natural shape in a painless, quick, and cost-effective manner. The amount of change that can be made to the tooth's appearance will be limited by the amount of resin the tooth itself can support. For this reason, you should have damaged teeth repaired as quickly as possible so that you can maximize your chances of being able to use bonding to restore the tooth.

Sensitivity Reduction

The enamel of your teeth is essential for protecting this part of your body. In addition to providing structural support, the enamel will also help to shield the sensitive nerve in the tooth. Unfortunately, there are many ways that this type of protection can be compromised, and this can lead to intense discomfort due to hot or cold substances.

Bonding can often be used to help mitigate this problem as it may be possible to coat much of the exterior of the sensitive teeth with the bonding resin. This provides an additional layer of protection so that the source of discomfort can be mitigated. While this treatment may not fully reverse the sensitivity problem, it can greatly limit it and prevent it from worsening.

For more information on dental issues, consider contacting a family dentist like Tony Parsley, DMD.