Bonding is a popular dental procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile and prevent minor damage from turning into major infections. This non-invasive treatment usually only takes minutes to complete, and you won’t have to worry about a lengthy recovery or unpleasant side effects. Here is a quick look at some of the benefits of this restorative procedure.
The Structure of a Tooth
A healthy tooth has multiple layers, and each layer plays a very specific role. If the outer layers become damaged, then the inner layers might become infected. That is one of the reasons why it is so important to take care of oral health problems as quickly as possible. Chips and cracks can turn into painful infections in the blink of an eye. When that damage is left untreated, multiple teeth might need to be removed. The primary goal of dental bonding is to reinforce a damaged tooth so that secondary health complications don’t occur.
Treating Tooth Decay
Tooth decay takes place when germs attack and damage the enamel that is on the outside of a tooth. When tooth decay is caught early on, it can almost always be treated with minor procedures like dental bonding. During this treatment, our team carefully removes all of the damaged enamel and sterilizes the rest of the tooth. Once the area is clean, a tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth to replace the material that was removed. We can then mold the resin to perfectly match the shape of the healthy tooth. The final step in this process is to harden the resin with a specialized light.
Dental Bonding for Cosmetic Purposes
In addition to addressing tooth decay, we can also use the tooth-colored resin to create a balanced smile. As a patient grows older, some of their teeth may spread apart or shift around. With the dental bonding resin, we can fill in those gaps and create a world-class smile.
The Ideal Candidate
You might be an ideal candidate for dental bonding at Brevard Smiles if you are struggling with minor tooth damage or cosmetic blemishes. You can learn more by booking a dental appointment at our office in Rockledge or Indian Harbour Beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.