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A Kids’ Emergency Dentist Can Fix a Tooth in One Day Using Dental Bonding
One of the tools we have as a kids' emergency dentist is dental bonding. This is a restorative solution that we regularly use to fix teeth that have been cracked or chipped. With how busy and active children are, it is entirely common for children to crack or chip at least one tooth. When they do, it is easy to fix the tooth right away by simply visiting our office.
What is dental bonding?
This is a pliable material that dentists can shape on the tooth. It is tooth colored so it blends in with the natural tooth structure. Once the bonding material is in place, the tooth will look completely natural.
Perhaps the best thing about bonding material is that the dentist can apply it to the tooth and shape it without needing assistance from the dental lab. This is what is known as a chairside restoration because it can happen immediately. By comparison, restoring a tooth with a dental crown often requires assistance from the dental lab which can create a delay of several days or weeks. When dental bonding material is used, a child can literally leave our office with a fully functional tooth.
Other benefits of dental bonding
As a kids' emergency dentist, we see several benefits of using this restorative solution, including:
1. A noninvasive treatment option
Bonding material can be applied to a tooth without removing the enamel. The tooth needs to be roughened slightly but the majority of the enamel remains in place. By comparison, some of the enamel is typically removed when making space for a dental crown.
2. The treatment is reversible
Children can have their tooth restored using bonding material and then later opt for a dental crown or dental veneer. This is common as they grow older. Since the enamel is not removed to place the bonding material, the process is reversible.
3. Bonding material can be applied quickly
This is one of the fastest ways to restore a tooth. The bonding material can be applied right away and is hardened using a special dental light. As such, it is possible to restore a tooth in an hour or less. This is ideal for children who may enjoy visiting the dentist but cannot sit in a chair for a long period of time.
4. Kids can return to school right away
Since the process is noninvasive, the recovery time is fast. This means that kids can return to school right away and will have little to no discomfort or swelling.
5. A child's tooth will look natural.
It is important that the child's tooth is restored to look like it is a natural one that was never damaged. This is possible when using dental bonding material.
6. This treatment is affordable
Dental bonding is more affordable than some other restorative solution, like dental crowns. This is appealing for parents who wish to have their child's teeth restored but are on a budget.
This is only one of the options we provide
As a kids' emergency dentist, we have several ways that we can restore a child's tooth. This is just one of them. To learn more about the options that are available for your child, call and schedule an appointment today. We will work quickly to get the appointment scheduled so that the emergency can be resolved and the damaged tooth restored.
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Call (813) 518-0641 today to reach Milestones Children & Family Dentistry.
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