Dental Bonding In West Kelowna, BC
Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure commonly used at Westbank Dental & Implant Centre. The tooth-colored restoration is applied to imperfect to fix smile issues.
West Kelowna Dentistry can repair broken, cracked, chipped, stained or gapped teeth. What’s more, composite resin bonding is one of the most affordable ways to enhance your look. Unlike porcelain veneers and crowns, bonding can be done in one visit. Other dental restorations require tooth preparation and multiple appointments. Only minimal tooth reduction is needed to place dental bonding. In fact, Westbank Dental & Implant Centre patients can get several teeth bonded in a single visit.
Bonding at Westbank Dental & Implant Centre
A small amount of tooth preparation is needed to bond front teeth. However, there is typically no need for anesthesia to place dental bonding, unless there is decay or an old restoration. The tooth surface is roughened with a conditioning agent. This will help the resin material adhere better to the tooth. Then, the bonding material is applied and hardened with a curing light. Your dentist in West Kelowna will then shape and polish the restoration.
Teeth Bonding in West Kelowna
The success of bonding is determined by the location of resin on the tooth surface. For instance, if the material is placed on the edge of a tooth, it is likely it will not last. Every time a patient bite into hard, crunchy or chewy foods the bond will weaken. Also, bonded front teeth also require care. Patients should avoid biting down directly with the bonded teeth. So, depending on the location and how the patient bites, dental bonding can last on average from 4–8 years. Otherwise, bonded teeth do not require any special or different type of oral care at home. Simply keep up with your regular brushing and flossing habit, like you normally would. But keep in mind, like your natural tooth enamel, dental bonding can stain. You will increase the likelihood of stains and discoloration by consuming highly pigmented foods and drinks (coffee, tea, tobacco products, red wine, soda, etc.).
Call Westbank Dental & Implant Centre today to learn more about the benefits of dental bonding in West Kelowna.