Correcting Frequent Dental Issues With Bonding

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Dental bonding is a commonly needed cosmetic dentistry procedure that can repair both minor and severe problems with teeth. Despite the fact that dental bonding is an easy and extremely versatile procedure to undergo, patients will often feel uneasy when they are needing this as they may assume it will be more involved and difficult than it is.

Why Would A Patient Need To Undergo Dental Bonding?

Some of the most common reasons for patients needing to undergo bonding is when a large section of the tooth has been removed due to damage or as part of removing decay. These missing sections of the tooth can impact its strength and appearance. In addition to being used to correct these issues, dental bonding can also be used to fix cosmetic issues that may be present. For example, some patients will have one or more teeth that may have an unusual shape or be of a different size. Dental bonding can be extremely effective at correcting both of these issues.

Will A Tooth That Has Been Bonded Be Durable?

There is some concern that dental bonding will be extremely weak. However, the bonding material is actually extremely strong and durable once it dries. In fact, patients will find that the bonding material is only slightly less durable than their natural enamel. Eventually, the bonding material might need to be replaced, but this will be dependent on the amount of bonding material that was used along with the patient's unique dental wear patterns. Fortunately, the process of having dental bonding replaced is simple and quick, which will ensure that patients can have this work done with as little disruption as possible.

Is Dental Bonding A Painful Procedure To Experience?

Fears about going to the dentist will often be related to concerns about the treatments being extremely painful. However, patients will usually find that the experience of undergoing dental bonding will only cause very minor discomfort. In fact, the particular condition that is being corrected with the bonding is likely to cause far more discomfort than the process of undergoing the bonding procedure. Generally, a patient will experience about the same amount of discomfort as a minor filling. Furthermore, your dentist will use a local anesthetic so that you should not feel anything other than pressure during the actual bonding procedure. In the hours that follow the anesthesia wearing off, you might experience some soreness, but this will fade quickly within the first day or two.


18 August 2019

Getting Your Toddler to the Dentist Once and For All

Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!