Dental bonding has become a common and popular treatment option if you have gaps between your teeth, cracked teeth, chips in your teeth, decaying teeth or if you have developed exposed roots from other dental conditions.
Dental Bonding at Padron Dental in Rockford
Dental bonding has become a common and popular treatment option if you have gaps between your teeth, cracked teeth, chips in your teeth, decaying teeth or if you have developed exposed roots from other dental conditions. The bonding material is made from a composite resin that is strong and can be sculpted and molded to look and feel like your natural teeth. It is not an appliance like a bridge or dental implant, but it is a substance that can be added and shaped to restore the look and function of your teeth quite easily.
The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment for an examination for a possible dental bonding treatment. We are conveniently located at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding?
There are many benefits to having dental bonding applied to your teeth. One benefit is that it will immediately improve the appearance your teeth and smile. This will come as a great relief if you struggle with cracked or chipped teeth and cannot wait to get your teeth corrected. Another benefit is that the bonding can also strengthen the tooth overall; when a tooth is cracked, it is more susceptible to bacteria, infection, and even more damage.
Restoring the shape of a chipped or cracked tooth means that some of the strength can be restored as well. Another benefit of bonding is that it is quick and instantaneous. Dental bonding treatments can be completed in one visit at Padron Dental, meaning you will not need to walk around with a chipped or cracked tooth any longer. You can have your dental bonding touched up at any future dental visits if you notice the bonding is wearing away, or if it might need to be replaced.
The Quick Procedure for Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is easy and fast. The tooth that needs to be repaired will first be cleaned and dried. Our team at Padron Dental will apply a cleanser and an adhesive to prepare the tooth to accept the dental bonding.
This prep work allows for the bonding to attach to the existing enamel on the tooth surface. The bonding resin is made up of several components, which includes a glue-like substance that adheres the resin to the surface of the tooth. We can apply it in layers until the desired thickness is achieved. We can then sculpt, shape, and mold the resin to cover any cracks, straighten out chips and to close gaps between two teeth.
The resin compound will also be colored to match the shade of your surrounding teeth, and then the resin is set using a special light that will harden the compound also quickly and easily. Your dental bonding on your repaired tooth then will be cleaned and polished and adjusted to fit your bite alignment and your smile. The entire process might take an hour or two, depending on the number of teeth that need to be bonded and the severity of the damage to the tooth or teeth.
The Life Expectancy of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is not a permanent solution, but it can last a long time. If you care for the dental bonding properly, and if you visit Padron Dental on a regular basis for exams and touch-ups as you should, your dental bonding can last for many years. Proper care is an important part because the dental bonding can begin to discolor after some time. If you do not take care of your bonded teeth, you will see discoloration begin. If you do have severely damaged teeth, dental bonding may be a temporary solution followed with another type of permanent restoration or dental appliance later.
Dental Bonding versus Veneers
Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic improvement that does not impact the function of your teeth or gums in any way. Chips, cracks, and gaps are the most common issues that dental bonding can correct. They are different from veneers because veneers are made of layered glass ceramics and are fabricated outside of our dental office in a dental lab. The veneer is designed to look and feel like your real teeth, and it adheres to your tooth with a bonded cement.
Drs. Cassaro & Nguyen
Dr. Cassaro’s education began at Marquette University, where he earned his BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. He continued at Marquette University, attending their Dental School where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Ashley Nguyen is originally from upstate New York. Her first interest in dentistry came from her desire to help others attain a beautiful and healthy smile. This eventually led her to the University at Buffalo where she obtained a BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. From there she attended dental school at Midwestern University located near Chicago, IL.
You Might be a Candidate for Dental Bonding
If you are tired of looking at that gap between your teeth, or if you are feeling self-conscious about the chip or crack in your tooth, dental bonding can certainly improve the look of your teeth quickly and easily. The longer you delay and put off having any cracks or chips treated, you increase the risk of further damage to your teeth. Cracks can spread, and chips can lead to decay.
If decay or further damage does happen with the damaged tooth, then more invasive procedures will be necessary to improve the health of the tooth. It is best to speak to the team at Padron Dental and seek treatment for your cracked or chipped teeth as soon as you can. Dental bonding is also suitable for children, teenagers, and adults of all ages.
Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient
The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable. It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your dental bonding treatment is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.