Have you ever broken off a piece of a tooth? If you’ve done it within the past few years, then you’re probably familiar with dental bonding. Dental bonding in Charlottesville is one of the most versatile methods of restoring teeth.. A bonding treatment only takes about 30 to 60 minutes, without shots, or pain.
It’s amazing what dental bonding can do for restoration or cosmetic purposes. It’s used for a variety of minor corrections to your smile, such as lengthening a tooth that’s shorter than the rest of your teeth, filling small gaps, covering a badly stained tooth, or for filling cavities.
The process starts with a composite resin tinted to match your teeth. The tooth is prepped by slightly roughening the surface, then a primer is applied to help the resin adhere to the tooth.
The resin is then applied and shaped. After it’s hardened with a special light, the final step is to trim, shape, and polish. It sounds simple, but dental bonding takes advanced training, technical expertise, and an artist’s touch to create an imperceptible change or improvement to your teeth.
Dental bonding can be used to make minor repairs or improvements to your smile. It doesn’t require any special care, just floss and brush twice a day. And avoid any habits that can damage the bonding, or the rest of your teeth, such as biting down on ice or other hard foods, or using your teeth as an opener! Common sense and good dental habits are all the follow-up you need.
If you accidentally chip or break a tooth, call us as soon as possible at 434.977.3939. A small problem can quickly become a big problem! Or if you think your smile can use some touching up, please visit our Charlottesville dental office and talk to Dr. Kayton.
Dr. Kayton and all of his wonderful staff are friendly, professional, and competent. I’ve sent friends and family to them for years.
Great, pain-free dentistry, and a wonderful group of people! My teeth and gums are in better shape than they were when I was far younger, thanks to the great teamwork of Dr. Kayton and his outstanding dental technicians! Two thumbs up!
Excellent visit as always!
Dr. Kayton and his team took good care of me and did a great job. I have my beautiful smile back!
What a great experience. It’s always difficult to find a good dentist when you move to a new area. I look forward to my next visit.
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Dr. Kayton and his staff are professional, friendly, and caring people. Every experience with them has been superb. I highly recommend this practice.
I completely trusted Dr. Kayton. He offers the highest tech equipment, has the nicest staff and takes the time to make sure you understand his evaluation.
Painless dentistry. Dedicated and compassionate staff. Efficient. The most complicated dental work I have had has been done here; also the most pleasant and painless.