My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.
If you have ever broken a tooth, then you know how significant of a dental emergency it can be. One quick and less expensive way to repair a broken tooth is with bonding. Dental bonding is an option that can be used in place of an implant or veneers. It can also be a quick, temporary fix until more permanent measures can be taken. The following are some things to keep in mind about dental bonding.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding uses resin to create a tooth that can be shaped to your mouth. It is fitted on top of your broken teeth and is adhered with an adhesive and an intense curing light. This is a good way to improve the look of a broken tooth and is used routinely to fix chipped or broken teeth.
What Are The Benefits?
Among all of the tooth replacement or repair options, bonding is generally going to be the least expensive. It is also the best option if you only have one or two teeth to fix. It can also be used as a temporary fix until you can afford to have an implant, bridge, or other more expensive treatments. One of the biggest benefits of dental bonding is that it is quick and is done in one office visit, unlike other more intensive options where they require more than one appointment.
What Are The Disadvantages Of Bonding?
Bonding is not the strongest of options when it comes to tooth repair, especially if you have many teeth that need to be fixed. It can also not look as natural as other options. Dental bonding is also not ideal when eating certain foods and can be easily damaged. Hard foods or candy is among the more difficult items to eat with bonded teeth. Bonded teeth can also pick up the color of certain foods and drinks, so they can become discolored easily.
In an emergency, you are going to want to have some type of tooth repair if they are broken. Bonding is a great option if you want a quick repair. Always discuss the option with your dentist. You may need more work than just the bonding, especially if you have done damage to the roots of the tooth. If your dentist decides that you are a good candidate for bonding, you will have a nice, fresh smile in no time at all.