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Dental Bonding

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Dental bonding is a quick, painless cosmetic procedure that can enhance your smile and improve your oral health. Greg DeVor, DDS uses a caring, gentle touch and state-of-the-art technology to provide comfortable, quality care to dental patients in Lakewood, OH, and surrounding areas. Our experienced team is happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about bonding and other dental procedures.

Benefits Of Dental Bonding

Bonding can often be done without anesthesia if there is no decay or pulp exposure. Bonding material comes in various shades that are designed to accurately match the color of your natural teeth. The composite resin material used for dental bonding forms a durable, stain-resistant surface that is smoothed and polished to give teeth a natural appearance and feel.

Bonding can be used to:
  • Repair cracks, unevenness, and chips in teeth
  • Cover unsightly discoloration and staining
  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Reshape crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Even out your smile
  • Replace old or unattractive silver fillings
  • Protect exposed roots of teeth and decrease sensitivity
  • Stabilize loose teeth and prevent further damage

Our patients are amazed at how tooth bonding dramatically improves their smiles in just one short dental visit. Compared to more extensive procedures t such as dental crowns, bonding removes a minimal amount of tooth enamel and takes only takes 30-60 minutes from start to finish. With a good oral hygiene routine and proper care, dental bonding can last three to ten years or more.

The Tooth Bonding Procedure

After cleaning the tooth to get rid of any plaque on the surface, your dentist will select a shade of composite material that most closely matches the natural shade of your teeth. If there is any decay, discomfort, or sensitivity, a local anesthetic can be used to numb the area.

Your dentist then etches the surface of the tooth with a roughing gel and applies a conditioning solution to help the composite resin properly adhere to your tooth. The dental bonding material is applied and sculpted to obtain the most esthetic form. The tooth-colored composite resin is hardened with a UV light and polished to a natural finish.

Caring For Bonded Teeth

Keeping up with a regular oral hygiene routine is essential to protecting bonding and helping it last. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash can help keep your whole mouth in good shape and support your overall health and well-being. Visiting Dr. DeVor for dental checkups and cleanings every six months enables us to ensure your bonded teeth are in good condition and detect any other dental problems that may need to be treated.

Although bonding is made of strong materials, it can chip. It’s important to avoid chewing your fingernails ice, candies, and other hard objects. Never use your teeth to open bottle caps, packages, or tear tape. Regardless of whether you’ve had bonding, using your teeth as a tool can cause serious damage. If a bonded tooth is chipped, you feel any sharp edges, or experience pain or discomfort, contact our office.

It’s also important to keep in mind that like other restorations such as crowns and dental fillings, bonding materials do not whiten. If you’re considering using take-home teeth whitening, make sure to complete the process before you have the dental bonding procedure.

Contact Us To Schedule An Appointment

Greg DeVor, DDS, and our dental team are dedicated to helping patients of all ages achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding and the other services we offer, request an appointment online or call our office at 216-221-1438 today. We look forward to serving your family’s dental care needs.