Bonding

Sunrise Dental of SeaTac Bonding

What is bonding?

Bonding refers to the application of tooth-colored composite resin to close gaps, repair chips, or slightly lengthen your teeth. This is an alternative approach to porcelain veneers and can be accomplished in a single visit.

For smaller changes, bonding is a great solution because your tooth’s enamel doesn’t need to be removed. Keep in mind that bonding isn’t as strong as porcelain, making it a slightly weaker option when compared to veneers. Bonding is great to make small changes to your teeth after you’ve had a teeth straightening treatment such as Invisalign®.

How do you care for your bonds?

There are a number of steps you can take to care for your bonds. Avoid resin-staining substances such as:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Juice
  • Wine
  • Tobacco products

To minimize or prevent stains, you should avoid eating or drinking stain-causing foods for the first 48 hours after your bonding procedure. Brushing your teeth multiple times a day, flossing, and having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist on a regular basis will also help keep your bonds looking white and shiny.

Bonding refers to using white fillings to close gaps, repair chips, or lengthen teeth slightly. This is an alternative to porcelain veneers. For smaller changes bonding is a great alternative to porcelain because enamel doesn’t need to be removed.

White filling isn’t as strong as porcelain, so bonding is a little weaker than veneers but can last a long time if done correctly. Bonding is great to make small changes to the teeth after the treatment is done.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

If you require dental crown or bridge treatments, please contact Sunrise Dental of SeaTac for a Dentist consultation.
Our caring and gentle Dentists will listen to your concerns, wishes and answer any questions.

Our dental team will examine your teeth and jaw bone, which may include taking x-rays to help plan a customized approach for your dental treatment by revealing any decay or dental caries underneath any leaking old fillings or restorations or fractures or split in your tooth to determine the necessity of a dental crown/bridge.

This will help to determine the complexity of your case.

Bridges

​Bridges replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth anchored to the adjacent natural teeth. If a tooth is lost through an accident, or is too badly decayed to save with a crown, a bridge may be the treatment of choice.

You should also ask your dentist or prosthodontist about implants, which are another way of replacing missing teeth.

Crown and bridges are often made of porcelain and metal alloy. Porcelain is strong and can be made to match the color of the natural teeth. It is resistant to staining and can be cleaned if it becomes stained.

Metal alloy is used for its strength, hardness and durability. It is especially useful for molars, which must withstand the forces of grinding and crushing. Metal alloy and porcelain are well tolerated by the gum and cheek. An allergic reaction to metal alloy or porcelain is rare.

Teeth have many functions apart from chewing and biting, so missing teeth should be replaced for the following reasons:

  • To improve appearance and speech
  • To prevent stresses causing damage to other teeth
  • To prevent the teeth near the gap from shifting
  • To maintain the natural bite
  • To improve chewing ability

All general practitioner dentists are qualified to fit crowns and bridges. A dentist with specialist training in crown and bridge work is called prosthodontist.

Based on your dental and medical history, X-ray examinations of your teeth and jaws, and an oral examination, your dentist or prosthodontist will recommend the treatment which is best for you. You will require at least two appointments for preparation and fitting of a crown or bridge. Sometimes a tooth will need a root canal filling, and perhaps a post or foundation, before crown or bridge treatment.

The Sunrise Dental of SeaTac Process.

Three steps to your straighter smile

1- Come in for a FREE consultation. If you’re ready, get started with digital impressions that day!
2- Follow your treatment plan for 4-36 months with check-ups every 6-8 weeks
3- Celebrate and enjoy that fabulous, straight smile for life!

Sunrise Dental of SeaTac accepts all major health insurances, please call: 206-432-4706.

Your complimentary Invisalign consultation includes smile photography, 3D digital scans and a treatment outcome simulations, so you can see what your beautiful smile will look like before we even begin!

We want everyone to be able to benefit from our premium treatments and luxurious dental spa experience. So we offer various payment plan options to allow you to get on your way to your wonderfully straight new smile today.

Sunrise Dental offers a wide range of services including:
* General dentistry
* Periodontics (implant & gum treatment)
* Endodontics (root canals)
* Snoring/sleep apnea treatment
* Pedodontics (children’s dentistry)
* Cosmetic dentistry
* Oral Surgery and more

Sunrise Dental offers benefits such as:

* Lifetime Free teeth whitening
* All American-made products (implants & crowns)
* Unionized offices
* Evening & weekend appointments
* and more!