Contact Us for Composite Bonding in Shelby, OH
Are you considering composite bonding for your teeth? Contact us at 419-342-4217 to learn about this procedure.
Our team at Discovery Dental provides comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services. We’re proud to offer all our patients in Shelby, OH, composite bonding. This procedure can fill chips, reshape your teeth, and even close gaps between your teeth.
Contact us to set up an appointment with Dr. Marissa Miller.
We Explain the Dental Bonding Process
Composite bonding – or dental bonding – involves placing layers of a composite resin over a tooth. We’re happy to walk you through each step of the procedure, starting with a pre-treatment assessment.
Dr. Miller ensures you’re a good candidate for the procedure during the consultation. If you decide to move forward with dental bonding, expect the following steps.
Our team uses a shade guide to match the resin used in composite bonding to the color of your teeth. This process allows us to cover up stains on your teeth, matching the color of the resin to your undamaged teeth.
Preparing the Surface of Your Teeth
Dr. Miller roughens the outer surface of your teeth before moving forward with the procedure. Roughing up the tooth’s surface allows the resin to adhere more efficiently to your teeth.
Applying the Resin
Dr. Miller applies the resin in layers, changing the appearance of your teeth. The resin is tooth-colored, meaning that once Dr. Miller finishes the procedure, it should be unnoticeable.
Completing the Process
Once Dr. Miller applies the appropriate amount of resin, our team cures the material through the use of a UV light. Dr. Miller may then shape the resin before polishing it. Generally, the entire bonding treatment takes around one hour.
Caring for Your Teeth after Composite Bonding
Composite bonding in Shelby, OH, usually lasts for a few years. You may extend the appearance of the treatment by properly caring for your teeth. Dr. Miller recommends that you:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss every day
- Schedule regular dental cleanings
- Avoid biting on hard materials (your nails, pens, or pencils)
- Avoid chewing on ice or hard candy
While the composite material used in this procedure looks like your natural teeth, it does not have the same durability. The resin may chip or crack if you do not treat it carefully. If the resin gets damaged after your treatment, you may reach out to us.
Many patients report that the resin feels strange for a few days after the procedure. However, after a bit of time, most patients no longer notice the feel of the resin as it becomes normal and natural.
Find Out if Dental Bonding Is Right for You
Composite bonding is an excellent cosmetic dentistry option for concealing minor cracks or chips in teeth. It may also help you change the shape, length, or width of your teeth, helping you get a more balanced smile.
Composite bonding is a non-invasive procedure that generally requires no medications to complete. However, it does not work for all patients. Dr. Miller may not recommend the procedure for patients with severe oral healthcare concerns.
For example, patients with extensive tooth decay generally do not do well with dental bonding. Therefore, Dr. Miller also recommends treating periodontal – or gum – disease before dental bonding.
Comparing Dental Bonding to Other Dentistry Procedures
Composite bonding only represents one of your options for changing the appearance of your smile in Shelby. Some patients also look into porcelain veneers. Veneers fit over your teeth, often concealing stains, cracks, chips, or gaps.
These veneers use a more expensive material. However, they often last longer than dental bonding. On the other hand, dental bonding is a more cost-effective treatment option.
Other patients may choose crowns, which sit on top of damaged teeth, often replacing the entire upper portion of a patient’s tooth. Generally, we apply crowns after procedures such as root canals. You can discuss the best option for your needs when you reach out to us.
Call Us for Compositive Bonding in Shelby
Get the details about compositive bonding in Shelby, OH, from the team at Discovery Dental. Dr. Miller uses her experience and modern cosmetic dentistry tools to handle the bonding process, rejuvenating your smile.
We provide you with a price estimate upon your consultation and can help you determine if dental bonding is the right choice for you and your dental needs. Call 419-342-4217 to learn more.