To perform dental bonding, our dentist attaches a tooth-colored material to your tooth to improve or restore its appearance. Dr. Robert P. Sherman may recommend dental bonding in Leawood, Kansas, for the following purposes:
- To repair decayed teeth
- To restore chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the beauty of stained teeth
- To close gaps between teeth
- To improve the shape or length of teeth
- To protect tooth roots
Dental bonding is the easiest and cheapest cosmetic dental treatment. They take less time than veneers and crowns, whose customized tooth coverings must be constructed separately. Bonding can be performed in one visit unless several teeth are being treated. In addition, bonding requires less tooth enamel removal than crowns and veneers, and anesthesia is not usually needed. Dental bonds typically last from three to ten years before needing to be replaced or repaired.
Bonding material can chip, so it is important to avoid chewing on hard objects like fingernails, pens, and ice after dental bonding has been performed on your teeth. If you ever notice any sharp edges on your bonded tooth, or if biting down makes your tooth feel odd, contact our dentist so the bond can be repaired. We welcome you to call or visit our office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit!