Sometimes you live with an annoying tooth problem because you think you don’t have time to see the dentist, you think the problem is no big deal, or you simply don’t want to go to the dentist. But these beliefs can turn a minor annoyance into a major oral health issue. Dental bonding is a simple solution that will save you time and expense and minimize the likelihood of future dental work.
Don’t Wait to Get a Problem Tooth Fixed
We get it – working, parenting, and all the obligations in between make it easy to push off a much-needed dental appointment. But if you can carve out an hour to get a problem tooth fixed, you’ll thank yourself later for being proactive.
Surface tooth problems aren’t pressing – discoloration, gaps, oddly shaped teeth. You may have been living with these aesthetic issues for a long time. Other issues, however, can put your oral health in jeopardy.
A cracked tooth, for example, may seem like it’s not a big deal. But hairline cracks are still big enough to allow bacteria, plaque, and food particles inside. That leads to decay and, if left untended, infection. Things just spiral from there into severe tooth pain and potentially the need for a root canal or, in the worst cases, tooth extraction.
Why subject yourself to dental restorations like that when you can get a small and simple repair that will prevent problems later?
How Dental Bonding Works
Bonding is non-invasive and the procedure is fast. After a light sanding and quick prep of the tooth, a tooth-colored resin is applied in coats to repair the problem before it is cured with a light and shaped into the right design. The bonding matches your other enamel so it blends right in and is fully functional immediately.
Dental bonding is customized to your oral health problem. In many cases, patients can receive a bonding treatment in lieu of another restoration, like a porcelain crown, or even teeth whitening or veneers. If you want a quick, affordable repair that is long-lasting, bonding often gets the job done. Your Arlington dentist will tell you about all the viable solutions for your smile problem.
Ease Your Dental Anxiety
One of the biggest reasons people avoid the dentist is anxiety. You worry about the tools, needles, sounds, smells. You’re not alone. Many people have dental anxiety. You can be reassured that dental bonding is one of the easiest dental repairs to undergo. And this simple restorative solution takes only about 30 minutes per tooth to complete.
If even the thought of this minor type of repair makes you uncomfortable, no matter how brief the process is, sedation dentistry can help. Oral-conscious sedation puts you into a relaxed state so you can calmly sit for your procedure without worrying about what’s going on or what’s to come. It’s also easier for your dentist to perform the treatment quickly when you’re calm.
Find out how dental bonding can work for you. Contact Dr. Alana Macalik today to schedule a consultation.