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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Bonding

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Having questions when choosing a dentist is natural! After all, your oral health is an important part of your overall health. Here is a list of some of the most common questions we receive. If you do not see yours listed below, please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dental Bonding

We have good news if you’re considering cosmetic dentistry but feel the price points are out of reach. Cosmetic dentistry in Gretna, LA has options that fit various budgets, including dental bonding.

Dental bonding relies on the same composite resin used in tooth-colored fillings. With this approach, your dentist can spread the composite over the flaw, set it with a special light, and finish with a polish. In most cases, bonding can be completed during a single office visit.

Tooth bonding can conceal the following cosmetic issues:

  • Misshapen tooth
  • Stained tooth
  • Chipped and cracked tooth
  • Small gaps between teeth

With dental bonding, you can treat a single tooth or several, and the results can last for some time with proper care.

As with any cosmetic treatment, it is still essential to visit your dentist regularly and adopt and implement an excellent oral care routine between dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

Would You Like to Arrange a Consultation for Dental Bonding in Gretna, LA?

Before giving the okay for any dental procedure, your dentist makes sure it will deliver the results you’re hoping for. To get started, contact a member of our helpful team to schedule your initial visit. And never hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

We create beautiful smiles in all locations, including Gretna, Timberlane, Belle Chase, Marrero Harvey, Terrytown, and Woodmere.

small girl in dental chair | Dentist Gretna LAKids being kids chip their teeth pretty frequently. If baby teeth are chipped, Dr. Schafer doesn't recommend any treatment unless the teeth are causing pain. Dr. Schafer doesn't fix chipped baby teeth that don't hurt because the repair doesn't last very long. If it is an adult tooth, Dr. Schafer recommends esthetic bonding on the tooth to help replace the missing part of the tooth. Because the jaw is growing and the child's bite is changing though, these fillings generally only last one to three years. It is not unusual for a six-year-old who has chipped his front tooth to need the bonding redone 3 or 4 times before he has finished growing in his early 20's. 

Repairing Chipped Teeth Through the Years

As your child grows, the opposing teeth generally start biting into the restoration, and natural teeth are able to fracture these bondings. Occasionally braces are needed to create an even bite to help protect the restoration so that it lasts for the longest amount of time possible. Despite these difficulties, Dr. Schafer still recommends these minimally invasive restorations for many patients and he has a couple of these himself. Even if the piece breaks off again, generally the natural tooth beneath the filling is not affected and a new piece can be put on again.

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