Despite being coated in the hardest substance in the human body, tooth enamel, our teeth still develop injuries. From chips to cracks, damage could occur that threatens the health and stability of your smile. In order to repair minor damage, often in as little as one visit, we may offer our Albuquerque, NM, patients dental bonding. How does cosmetic bonding repair a smile?
Anytime we damage a tooth, we could potentially expose the sensitive inner layers of dentin to harmful bacteria. At this point, a cavity could form, leading to painful sensitivity and toothaches. Without treatment, the cavity could eventually lead to an infection or abscess. Treating the issue is essential for avoiding these complications, so be sure and see us as soon as possible following an injury. In addition, since toothaches and tooth sensitivity could indicate the presence of a cavity, schedule a visit if you experience regular discomfort.
We begin by preparing the composite resin. A special mixture of glass and plastic compounds, composite resin contains no metal and can even be shaded to match surrounding teeth. We clean the tooth and etch the surface. We then apply the composite resin in several layers. As we cure the tooth under a light, the dentist sculpts and molds the tooth. We end the procedure by polishing the tooth completely, which helps ensure a more natural appearance. Bonding only takes one visit to complete and in addition to repairing minor damage, also masks permanent teeth stains and helps fill gaps between your teeth. They offer a number of cosmetic benefits and help us enjoy a more attractive and functional smile.
While we often employ dental bonding to repair teeth quickly and effectively, sometimes damage could require a more substantial solution. A dental veneer fits over the front and sides of the tooth and is made from lifelike porcelain. Our crowns cover the entire visible portion of your tooth and will also be made from lifelike materials, such as porcelain. These restorations help address more serious damage and restore the teeth to full function, health, and beauty. Placement may take two visits. If you have any questions about repairing smiles in one visit, or about our natural-looking crowns and veneers, then contact our team today.
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller and our team will help you enjoy a newly repaired and healthy tooth. Contact us today at (505) 596-4479 to schedule a consultation and discuss our restorative and cosmetic treatments at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.
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