Dental Bonding Can Repair Your Smile

Dental Bonding Can Repair Your Smile

Raleigh Dental Bonding

All of us would like to show off a perfect smile, but if you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, the problem can seem overwhelming. Did you know there may be a simple solution to help you repair these problems and restore a beautiful smile? At our Oregon City Cosmetic Dentistry office, dental bonding is one of the many solutions we offer our patients.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a surprisingly simple process that can improve the appearance of your teeth in as little as one trip to the dentist office. Even better, dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available. This procedure requires little prep, preserves more of your natural tooth, and, in most cases, will not even require the use of anesthesia.

Can Dental Bonding Help You?

Is dental bonding the treatment that is best suited to your dental problems? Dental bonding is a possible solution for many dental problems, including the following:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Tooth decay (dental bonding is a cosmetic alternative for metal fillings)
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Exposed roots due to receding gums

The Dental Bonding Process

The dental bonding procedure is relatively uncomplicated and quick; treatment can usually be completed in just one trip to the dentist office. In order to produce a natural look, we will first choose a resin that will best match the color of your teeth. Once a color is selected, the surface of the tooth (or teeth) to be treated will be roughed up and a conditioning liquid will be applied. This step will prepare your tooth for the bonding material and ensure that it adheres to the tooth. Next, the tooth-colored bonding material (a putty-like substance) will be applied to the tooth and shaped and smoothed into place. An ultraviolet light or laser will be used to harden the material. Once the material has hardened, the tooth may be shaped, trimmed, and polished to blend in with the natural look of your teeth. The procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

There are numerous advantages to dental bonding, including:

  • Simple process
  • Can usually be completed in one appointment
  • Relatively low cost
  • Preserves more of your natural tooth
  • Usually does not require the use of anesthesia

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a solution for many dental problems, but if your tooth decay is severe or you have aesthetic problems that cannot be corrected with dental bonding, there is still hope. For our patients in Oregon City porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental fillings may be the appropriate treatment option.

Schedule an Appointment

Here at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Oregon City, your health and happiness are important to us. Whatever your dental problems may be, schedule an appointment today and let up help you find a solution. Dr.Shimanovsky will examine the health of your teeth and gums, and then develop a treatment plan that will address your unique needs.

About Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental: Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Dentalimplant1Tooth loss is no laughing matter. Having missing teeth can affect your self-esteem, nutrition, appearance, and can result in the shifting of your remaining teeth as well as lead to gum disease.  There are several options for missing teeth including dentures, partials dentures and dental implants. Dr. Shimanovsky, like most dentists who practice modern dentistry, recommends implants for her patients. Unlike dentures or partials, dental implants are the only tooth replacement that prevents the jaw bones from resorbing (deteriorating) due to tooth loss. Although dentures and partials are still a very popular treatment for many patients, they do nothing to combat the sagging facial appearance that occurs when the jaw bone resorbs.

The reason the jaw bone deteriorates after teeth are lost is because the tooth roots that are associated with the individual missing teeth no longer receive stimulation. These roots are normally stimulated through normal chewing and once the tooth is gone immediately begin to resorb. Unbeknownst to most patients is that the worst part of jaw bone loss typically comes within the first 18 months teeth is lost and lead to a face that looks older than it really is.

Dental implants give patients a natural, aesthetically pleasing look as well as combat the effects of tooth loss. Because dental implants are integrated into the jaw bone through surgery, they replace the tooth roots and provide the jaw with the natural stimulation they need to maintain their function. There really is no other form of tooth replacement that boasts this kind of health benefit with the added bonus of looking completely natural in a patient’s mouth.

Dental implants are more expensive than other options, but if you consider the health benefits and their ability to look and behave like your natural teeth, the advantages are easy to weigh. If you have lost teeth or are looking for a replacement for your dentures contact Dr.Shimanovsky.

 

About Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental: Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.