Dental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic dentistry option, and a great alternative to porcelain veneers for some patients. It’s more affordable, requires no enamel removal, and offers fast results. Contact Summerbrook Dental today for a consultation with Dr. Calvin Eastwood, and see if bonding in Fort Worth is right for you.
Enameloplasty (tooth contouring) is commonly used alongside dental bonding. This procedure involves removing a very thin layer of enamel to correct imperfections like chipped teeth, pointed teeth, and uneven teeth.
To begin the process, Dr. Eastwood will see you for a cosmetic consultation at Summerbrook Dental. At your appointment, he will check your oral health and examine your teeth. Then, he will discuss how you feel about your smile, and which flaws you want to correct. Together, you’ll come up with a treatment plan that will restore your smile and your confidence.
At your next appointment, Dr. Eastwood will begin your treatment by cleaning your tooth, then applying a mild, harmless acid solution. This acid helps roughen up the slick enamel, allowing the dental bonding resin to get a strong, secure hold on the tooth.
Next, Dr. Eastwood will choose a type of dental resin that matches your smile perfectly, and apply it directly to the tooth. Layer-by-layer, he will sculpt, harden, and trim the bonding material to restore the shape of your tooth.
Once the overall tooth shape is perfect, Dr. Calvin Eastwood will trim the tooth and add fine detail, and then check your bite. After he makes a few final adjustments, you’ll be done. You’ll be sent home, or the process will be repeated if you are having multiple teeth bonded in one appointment.
Dental bonding has a lot of great benefits. First, it’s really affordable. Compared to alternatives like veneers, bonding is a lot less expensive, while still offering excellent cosmetic results. If you’re on a tight budget but you want to enhance your smile, bonding is a great choice.
In addition, dental bonding is non-invasive. It requires no enamel removal or drilling of your teeth, and no numbing shots. This makes it an excellent option if you’re intimidated by dentistry or dental anxiety.
This also means that bonding can be reversed. Unlike veneers, which require permanent enamel removal, dental bonding leaves your tooth structure intact. While it’s rare to do this, patients can opt to have their bonding removed in the future without harming their oral health.
Dental bonding has a typical lifespan of up to 5-8 years, but it can last 10+ years with proper care. We recommend maintaining good at-home oral hygiene and a healthy diet and lifestyle. You should also visit Dr. Eastwood for an appointment every six months. He will examine your natural teeth and your bonded teeth to make sure they’re healthy and strong.
Cavities can be caused by the transmission of bacteria from a mother to her infant.
The answer may surprise you. It’s typically recommended by the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) that children start seeing the dentist when they’re 1 year old, or whenever their first tooth erupts.
Is your child a little older? You should bring them to Dr. Eastwood for an appointment as soon as you can to ensure their teeth and mouth are healthy and strong.
Going to the dentist early and regularly helps your child become more familiar with the process of regular dental visits, making them less likely to be anxious about going to the dentist as they grow up. Seeing the same dentist regularly throughout your child’s early years will also allow the doctor to become more familiar with your child’s teeth. They’ll be able to identify any potential oral development issues early, and take the proper action to ensure their teeth stay strong and healthy. These regular appointments also encourage children to build better life-long oral health habits.
The most important thing you can do to prepare your child to see the dentist is to speak about it positively. They don’t have any experiences with the dentist yet, so this is an opportunity to help the doctor make a good first impression.
Drinking a bottle of milk or breastfeeding right before bed puts your child at a higher risk for tooth decay.