Tooth Bonding To Repair Sensitive Teeth
No matter how much care and attention you give your teeth, there’s a good chance you’ll need dental restoration at some point in your lifetime.
If you’re in need of dental restoration but have sensitive teeth, there’s an option available for you. At Parkway Dental, Dr. Ashish Vakharia, Dr. Amit Patel, and our team of experienced and friendly staff members are prepared to help restore your smile.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a procedure that uses resin to restore the function and appearance of your tooth. The tooth-colored resin is applied to the surface of your tooth and hardened with a special light to bond it with your tooth.
If you have sensitive teeth, you may cringe a little at the thought of having work done. But rest assured, dental bonding is a great option for patients with sensitive teeth. Unlike the procedure for dental veneers, there’s no need to remove any of your tooth’s enamel before applying the resin.
It’s also important to note that we offer several comfort options at our Snellville, GA office to help you relax and stay comfortable throughout your time with us. In addition to nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, we offer the following comfort amenities:
- Drinks while you wait
Your wait shouldn’t be too long, but during your short time in our waiting room, feel free to sit back with a refreshing beverage.
- Pillows and blankets
To help you feel as relaxed as possible, we offer soft blankets and pillows for us during your procedure. All you have to do is ask!
We have a TV in every operatory. Sit back, relax, and enjoy watching what is on television. You may be surprised by how much our TVs can help you distract yourself from the procedure, allowing you to relax.
- Long appointment times
We won’t rush through our time with you. You are more than welcome to schedule a longer appointment time to take things nice and slow. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible!
What Is Dental Bonding Used For?
Dental bonding is most often used as a treatment option to:
- Fix cracked or chipped teeth
- Fix decayed teeth
- Improve the appearance of teeth with discoloration
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Protect a tooth’s root if it has been exposed because of receding gums
Tooth Bonding Procedure: What To Expect
At Parkway Dental, we like to make sure our patients know what to expect when they visit our office and throughout their time with us. There are no surprises here!
First, you’ll want to come in for a consultation to make sure dental bonding is right for you. We will take a look at your teeth to determine what problems need to be fixed and the best way to go about fixing them.
Then we will go through the process of preparing you for the procedure. In most cases, anesthesia isn’t needed but if you struggle with dental anxiety we can certainly use it to help you feel more comfortable.
We will use a shade guide to make sure the composite resin matches the color of your natural teeth as closely as possible. We’ll then start the bonding process.
We will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. This helps to ensure the resin bonds properly. We’ll then apply the putty-like resin to your tooth, mold it, and smooth it into the shape you’re looking for.
An ultraviolet light or laser is then used to; harden the resin before we trim and shape it as needed. Finally, we’ll polish the resin to make sure it matches the rest of your tooth’s surface. From start to finish, dental bonding takes 30-60 minutes per tooth.
Is Tooth Bonding Right For You?
To learn more about tooth bonding, call our Snellville, GA office today. We’re more than happy to walk through the procedure with you and answer any questions you may have. Call (770) 676-1122 to set up a consultation. You can also contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!