Being active sometimes involves accidents which result in a loose or cracked tooth. While it may hurt, the damage to permanent teeth is repairable in most cases. If you have a cracked or broken tooth, dental bonding can repair it and help keep it functional.
Bonding involves using dental adhesives to “glue” resin to the natural tooth to repair a chipped or broken tooth. An adhesive is also used to bond a tooth if it’s badly cracked. After applying the adhesive, one of our dentists at Dental Arts of Plymouth will use a curing light to harden the adhesive.
The composite that bonds teeth together or used in place of amalgam fillings consists of a glass and plastic mixture that covers the crack or the tops of teeth to fill cavities. The resin is white or slightly off-white to match your natural teeth.
After using the resin composite, dentists near you in Plymouth, NH use a light that cures or hardens the composite to restore the appearance and functionality of your tooth. The light contains UV rays that help set the material. After curing, the dentist will shape, clean, and polish the tooth so that it looks real.
Most dental bonding adhesives are glass or resin-based. They consist of non-toxic ingredients that can withstand the pressure of biting down on harder foods, teeth grinding, and they are white or off-white.
Along with cracked or broken teeth, dental adhesives can:
If a tooth needs repairing after an accident or to improve its appearance, our dentists in Plymouth, NH use dental adhesives to bond teeth to protect and restore their functions. Dental bonding is suitable for the teeth of adults and children with permanent teeth. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.