It can happen anytime, anywhere. All of a sudden you know you’ve lost a piece of your tooth, maybe from biting down on something hard, or perhaps an old metal filling broke off on a back tooth. Or an unfortunate fall or accident can also damage your teeth. Are you thinking “ouch” already? Don’t! At Lawrence J. Winans, DMD, in Lewisburg, we can fix that with dental bonding. It can be done in one visit, without shots, drilling, or pain.
It’s amazing what dental bonding can do for cosmetic and restoration purposes. The process starts with a pliable composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. It’s applied to the tooth, which has been prepped by slightly roughing the surface of the tooth. A primer is then applied to the tooth so the resin will adhere better.
Once the tooth is prepared, the resin is applied and shaped. It’s then hardened with a special light that helps bond the substance to the tooth. The final step is shaping and polishing the resin to match the rest of your teeth.
Dental bonding in Lewisburg can be used to make minor repairs or improvements to your smile. It doesn’t require any special care, just floss and brush twice a day. And avoid any habits that can damage the bonding, or the rest of your teeth, such as biting down on ice or other hard foods, or using your teeth as an opener! Common sense and good dental habits are all the follow-up you need.
Call us at our Lewisburg dental office at 866.803.1468 right away if you crack or chip a tooth. You don’t want the damage to get worse. If you need more extensive repairs, Dr. Winans will discuss your options with you. With dental bonding, in 30 to 60 minutes, you’re good to go, without pain or shots!