If you are like us, you don’t have unlimited funds to spend on whatever you want or need. You want to get the maximum benefit from each dollar you spend. That’s true whether you are going to the grocery store, getting your car fixed, or receiving dental care.
We understand and share your concerns at Eugene Family Dental. It’s one of the reasons we offer dental bonding as both a restorative and a cosmetic service for our patients.
Dental bonding is a cost-effective and efficient way to deal with smaller problems that may be affecting your teeth or your smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
It starts with a white resin. This resin more closely matches the color of your teeth. This makes it a discreet way of fixing a variety of issues.
The resin can be layered carefully into the places where it is needed. Once it’s in place, it will harden. This means you can use it just like you use your real teeth — to bite and to chew your food.
Dental bonding may be an alternative to a more expensive treatment. The best way to find out is to visit our office and ask if bonding could help you.
How Can It Help You?
If you’ve never heard of dental bonding or may even if you have, you may be wondering how it could benefit you. We’re glad you asked.
Here are a few simple problems that we fix routinely with dental bonding:
➤ It Can Fix Chipped Teeth
We know accidents can happen at any time.
Your valiant attempt to catch a flyball for you company softball team could go very badly. A bad hop could make fielding the ball a much lower priority, too.
Millions of people chip the teeth every year.
If the break is large, then you may need to a consider a dental crown to restore the tooth to its original shape.
But if the chip is smaller, then a dental crown may be unnecessary. If dental bonding can do the same job at a fraction of the time and cost, then this is what we will recommend for you.
➤ It Can Repair Cracked Teeth
You could be enjoying a movie when you reach for a handful of popcorn. Unknowingly, you bite into an unpopped kernel of popcorn, and your tooth cracks.
Olive pits, candy, and other hard and crunchy foods can create the same problem.
So why do you do? It largely depends on the size of the crack.
Again, a bigger crack will require a more extensive solution. A small crack can be filled with our bonding material, however. this can repair the tooth while protecting the inside from bacteria.
➤ It Can Fill Cavities
Tooth decay is a different issue with a similar solution. Cavities develop from the bacteria that live inside your mouth.
The sooner you address the problem, the simpler the solution will be. In many instances, that solution is tooth bonding.
After the decay is removed, we can fill the opening with the composite resin. When it hardens, other people may not have any idea which of your teeth had a cavity.
Dental bonding is equally effective as a replacement for old dental fillings. Whether you have amalgam, gold, or a previous composite filling, we can use our bonding material to replace it when that filling becomes worn down, chipped, or cracked.
➤ It Can Reshape Teeth
Dental bonding isn’t strictly a restorative treatment. As we noted earlier, it has cosmetic benefits as well, and one of them is reshaping teeth.
Some people have teeth that are misshapen for some reason. Using dental bonding material, we can add to that tooth so that it more closely matches the size and shape of neighboring teeth.
Another way to use dental bonding is to fill in small gaps between teeth.
Larger gaps may require a more extensive solution, such as orthodontic treatment or veneers. With a small gap, however, dental bonding is both a faster and much less expensive solution for this particular problem.
Learn More For Yourself
There may be other uses for dental bonding that we did not address. The best way to find out if this service could help you is to visit our dentist office, which is located in Eugene, OR.
We want to find the least invasive and most effective solution for your problem. Whether that is dental bonding or another of our services, we want to help you.