Have you injured one or more teeth? Are there minor chips or cracks in your tooth enamel? Dental bonding may be the right treatment for you. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment we provide to our patients. Zachary, LA dentist Dr. Chad Morris helps patients restore their dental aesthetics with teeth bonding treatment. Dental bonding uses a malleable, tooth-colored resin material to cover areas of discoloration or damage and improve the look and function of teeth.
Tooth bonding is similar to porcelain veneers because it is a treatment used to brighten teeth and bring uniformity to the dental structure.
What Benefits Does Teeth Bonding Have?
Dental bonding treatment:
- Creates a more uniform smile
- Improves the aesthetics of the tooth enamel
- Can brighten the appearance of teeth
- Blends in with other natural teeth
- Improves the function of the bite
If you have discolored or injured teeth and are considering dental bonding treatment, contact Morris Family Dentistry. Dr. Morris or a member of his dental team will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are eligible for treatment at this time. We will treat any signs of infection before bonding treatment to ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic care.
Treatment with Dental Bonding
Dr. Morris always prepares the tooth or teeth receiving dental bonding treatment by etching into the tooth enamel. Preparing the teeth in this way does not damage the tooth, but creates a proper bonding surface. After the tooth is cleaned and prepared, Dr. Morris applies the bonding material to the teeth. He sculpts and shapes the bonding material over chips, cracks, and discoloration. Once the dental bonding material is formed onto the tooth, Dr. Morris bonds it to the tooth using a curing light.
Immediately after their bonding treatment, patients should avoid eating hard or sticky foods. Patients should also avoid drinking tea, coffee, and wine as this can stain the bonding material.
Dental Bonding FAQs
How long does tooth bonding last?
The better you take care of your teeth, the longer the tooth bonding will last. In most cases, it will last five to ten years. Good oral hygiene is very important to the longevity of your treatment. The bonding material is fairly stain resistant however the surrounding teeth can still stain. This may result in your teeth being two different shades. To avoid this, we recommend limiting the amount of teeth staining foods and drinks you consume. However, since it is a fairly simple procedure, you can easily have it redone.
Will dental insurance cover dental bonding?
Your dental insurance provider is likely to offer coverage for dental bonding if you need it for your dental health. If you have a hipped tooth or broken tooth, then your dentist will want to fix it. The dental bonding treatment will prevent the tooth from breaking further. On the other hand, if you are considering dental bonding to close a gap or whiten your teeth, then your insurance provider is likely to not offer coverage. These are considered cosmetic procedures.
Receive a Fuller Smile Today
Do you want to repair inconsistencies in the form and color of your teeth? Call Morris Family Dentistry for dental bonding treatment today at 225.725.7565. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Morris on our website.