Sometimes, even if we take great care of our teeth, they suffer damage and weaken. In days past, if a tooth started to weaken, particularly at the root, the only choice was to pull it or let it fall out. Weakened teeth are in danger of falling out. They can even become problematic for the other teeth around them if they become infected, but just because a tooth becomes weak due to root damage or another problem does not mean it always has to come out. Dental bonding is a procedure we offer here at Sunset Valley Dental, and folks in Woodstock, VT, know that if you want to keep your smile looking its best, you come to us.
Dental bonding allows us to save a tooth that has weakened at the root by bonding it with other adjacent teeth to create a stronghold that will reinforce the weakened tooth and keep it from falling out. This way, you can keep your smile intact for longer without worrying about missing teeth.
When you come to Sunset Valley Dental, we will walk you through the process of getting dental bonding done in Woodstock, VT. The process first involves an examination, as most procedures do. The dentist must see the weakened tooth’s shape and ensure you are a good candidate for the bonding.
Once everything is in order, the actual procedure is fairly simple. The dentist uses a special material around the damaged tooth and at least one adjacent tooth. This material bonds the two teeth together into one and strengthens both teeth to hold them in place. The bonding agent is then colored and shaped to look as much like your natural teeth as possible before being allowed to harden. Don’t worry if the look is not exactly right; the dentist can alter it to make it look as close to your real teeth as possible for a real-looking smile with no signs of damage.