If one or more of your teeth suffer cracks, chips or cavities, Dr. Donoho may be able to repair your teeth using composite resins that feel and look like real tooth enamel. Teeth bonding in Sun City can also close unattractive gaps between the teeth and restore symmetry to uneven teeth.
Depending on the extent of teeth damage, Dr. Donoho typically completes a bonding procedure in one or two visits. You won’t have to wait for lab work, nor will you need to be fitted with temporary dental appliances, such as those used in crown or implant treatments. Although dentists commonly refer to bonding as “direct composite veneers,” the two terms are interchangeable and essentially mean the same thing.
Direct composite bonding is a non-surgical tooth restoration procedure that quickly and painlessly improves a less-than-perfect smile. Your Sun City dentist begins a direct composite bonding treatment by applying resin putty to your tooth and sculpting the putty to cover all of the tooth’s damage. A special curing light hardens the composite material and affixes it securely to your tooth. More putty may be needed with additional applications of light curing to completely cover the damage.
Aftercare instructions involve brushing and flossing twice daily, avoiding bad habits such as nail biting or chewing ice that could potentially damage the restoration as well as scheduling dental examination every six months. With proper care, dental bonding treatments can last up to 10 years or more while preventing additional dental issues that usually occur to untreated enamel damage.
Made of porcelain, composite or gold materials, dental inlays and onlays repair and restore teeth that cannot be repaired with fillings or are not damaged severely enough for crowns. Dental inlays and onlays improve the stability and strength of a tooth’s healthy areas so the tooth does not require extraction or a root canal.
Dr. Donoho places dental onlays on a tooth’s points while dental inlays cover the center of a tooth. Sometimes called partial crowns or indirect fillings, dental inlays and onlays do not cost as much as other, more aggressive dental treatments, such as full dental crowns.
Dental inlays and onlays made of composites or porcelain are generally used on front and side teeth because they match your tooth’s color. Gold inlays and onlays are more suitable for molars because of their durability and strength. A dental inlay procedure in Sun City takes only one office visit and is usually completed within one hour.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding and dental onlays and inlays, please call Donoho Dental Associates today at (623) 633-7356 or contact us online to talk to a knowledgeable dental technician or to schedule an appointment.