Dental Bonding in Shorewood,WI

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that covers up minor cosmetic problems in the teeth to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. 

Dental bonding is the application of composite resin which is molded to and bonded to the teeth to repair minor tooth damage and to cover up issues like discoloration with a tooth-colored resin that hides imperfections that are negatively affecting your smile. 

The procedure is minimally invasive, painless, and only takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. We can transform your smile in a single appointment while keeping your natural tooth enamel intact. Dental bonding is commonly combined with tooth contouring to achieve the best results when patients are filing down jagged edges or changing the shape of their teeth. 

This involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel before building up the tooth with composite resin. Contact us at Acacia Dental Care, LLC today to schedule a consultation.

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Dental bonding can last for 10 years before needing to be touched up.

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How It Works: The Dental Bonding Process

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Dr. Brookes will perform an oral exam to assess the condition of your teeth and determine if you’re a good candidate for dental bonding.

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Tooth Etching

To help the bonding agent stick, your tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid will be applied.

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Application & Shaping

Composite resin is applied and manipulated to mold the resin to the desired shape.

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UV Light

By exposing the resin to UV light, the resin is cured and fully hardens.

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Final Trimming & Polishing

After the resin is hardened, we can perform additional trimming to even the edges and make sure everything is uniform. Then, the tooth will be polished to match the sheen of your natural teeth.

What Does Dental Bonding Treat?

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If you have a particular tooth that is severely stained, we can shade-match the resin to your natural teeth and cover up the discoloration. If you have discoloration in all of your teeth, we can cover all of the visible teeth with bonding and select a lighter shade. Dental bonding will last for much longer than teeth whitening treatments.

Misshapen Teeth

If you want your teeth to be bigger, longer, or want to correct awkwardly shaped teeth, bonding and contouring can be used to change the size and shape of your teeth.

Chips/Enamel Erosion

Small cracks in the teeth can be filled with dental bonding and eroded enamel can be replaced with the bonding material to restore the appearance and strength of your teeth.

Orthodontic Problems

Small gaps and misaligned teeth can be covered with dental bonding by widening or enlarging the teeth.

Periodontal Care

Gum disease is more common than you may expect, and if left untreated, patients struggling with it can risk developing additional problems, up to and including the loss of their teeth. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, and is the only stage that can be reversed with deep cleanings and good at-home hygiene. If you have gingivitis, staying on top of your regular cleanings, checkups, and at-home care will help you to  regain control over your oral health before it becomes irreversible.

More advanced stages of periodontitis require more advanced and frequent treatment. We usually recommend scheduling deep cleaning sessions every three to four months, depending on your unique needs. Although the effects of more advanced periodontitis are irreversible, deep cleanings, scaling, and root planing can stop gum disease in its tracks and help preserve your oral wellbeing.

Oral Cancer Screenings

As a part of every preventive care visit, we’ll perform an oral cancer screening. Catching oral cancer early on gives us a better chance at stopping it before it spreads, and can even save your life. 

During your exam, your dentist will examine your gums, tongue, and the rest of your mouth, looking for abnormalities like lesions, lumps, and discolorations. If we discover anything out of the ordinary, we’ll take a biopsy to send to a specialist for a comprehensive analysis. Although oral cancer is relatively rare, it’s important to be diligent about your oral hygiene routine, and to regularly visit our office for cleanings and checkups so we can identify any potential problems before they become major issues.

Night Guards

Bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and clenching is a common issue faced by many patients. As this behavior tends to happen at night while patients are asleep, night guards are a great solution for Bruxism. Night guards can be made from a variety of materials depending on the severity of your case, and work by creating a barrier between your teeth that protects them from damage caused by clenching and grinding. 

If you need a night guard, your dentist will take impressions or digital scans of your teeth and gums to craft a custom mold that will then be sent to the lab, where your night guard will be made to your exact specifications and measurements. Night guards ease tension in your jaw in order to alleviate the painful headaches and other uncomfortable or damaging side effects of clenching and grinding, so you can get more restful sleep and keep your smile healthy.

Sport Guards

Like night guards, sports mouth guards are worn over the teeth, but are designed specifically to protect your grin from oral trauma common in patients who play high-impact sports. A custom-fitted sports guard can help protect you from dental injuries caused by collisions to the mouth, face, or head. If you’re an athlete who plays football, basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby, hockey, gymnastics, mountain biking, or other activities that put you at risk for injury due to falling, body contact, or flying objects, a sports guard is essential for protecting your smile. Tailored to fit your own unique grin, custom-fitted sports guards are comfortable, and durable, so you can keep playing the sports you love.

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How Does Dental Bonding Work?

The dental bonding procedure uses a tooth-colored resin material which is applied to the tooth and cured with a special light. This treatment is used mainly to fill gaps between teeth, improve the appearance of a tooth, and protect exposed teeth roots.

During your appointment at Acacia Dental Care, LLC, Dr. Brookes will first clean and roughen the surface of your tooth before applying the bonding material. He will then sculpt and mold the resin into the desired shape. Lastly, the resin will be adjusted, shaped, and polished to blend with the other teeth.

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Is Dental Bonding Permanent?

While dental bonding is relatively durable, it’s not a permanent procedure. It can also be reversed if necessary. Part of the reason dental bonding isn't permanent is that the procedure involves the application of bonding materials onto the affected tooth. These materials are not as strong as natural enamel and can stain or wear over time.

With proper maintenance, the bonding material can last anywhere from 5-10 years. The type of material used and your oral habits can impact the lifespan of bonds. It is important to mitigate risk factors and practice good oral hygiene to ensure your bonding lasts as long as possible.

Is Dental Bonding Painful?

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The dental bonding process is relatively quick and painless. You may not even need pain relievers or anesthetic during the procedure. However, if you experience discomfort or sensitivity after the treatment, you can take over-the-counter pain medications or contact us for further advice.

Why Is Dental Bonding Popular?

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Dental bonding is more popular than other cosmetic dentistry treatments for many reasons. First, it offers an easy and quick way to improve the appearance of your teeth.

It’s also affordable and can be completed in a single visit. Unlike most cosmetic procedures like veneers and dental crowns, teeth bonding is less invasive and can be reversed.

Is Dental Bonding Right For Me?

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Dental bonding is ideal for those looking to correct dental imperfections and refine the appearance of their smile. This procedure works best in parts of the mouth that experience minimal pressure from chewing, such as the front teeth.

However, this procedure might not be suitable for everyone. Plus, it’s not as durable as other cosmetic treatment options. If you think you might be a good candidate for dental bonding in Shorewood, WI, it’s best to discuss your options with our dentists to create a customized treatment plan that suits your dental needs.

Have More Questions About Teeth Bonding? Contact Acacia Dental Care, LLC

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At Acacia Dental Care, LLC, Dr. Brookes is an expert in dental bonding and will explain everything you need to know about this procedure. Contact us online or call (414) 212-8291 to book an appointment today.

Did you know…

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Dental bonding is a less invasive and reversible alternative to porcelain veneers.


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