COVID-19 Update

Dear McKenzie Towne Dental Patients,

The health and well-being of our patients and our team members is our top priority. We recognize the level of concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Our office is closed for all non-essential dental treatment indefinitely, but we remain on-call for any emergent dental issues such as swelling, acute pain, and trauma.

If you or a family member has an upcoming appointment scheduled at our office we will get in touch with you when we are back to work to confirm future dated appointments.

As healthcare professionals, keeping you and your families safe is very important to us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust and patience as we continue to work our way through this unusual and challenging time.

Thank you

Your McKenzie Towne Dental Team

(403) 257‑1180 | 85 High Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

Cosmetic Bonding

Dental bonding uses a composite resin material to mask cosmetic imperfections in your smile while simultaneously protecting your teeth from future damage. The resin used is customized in both colour and application to match the surrounding tooth shade and address individual aesthetic flaws.

Problems Dental Bonding Addresses

While dental bonding is a more conservative approach than porcelain veneers or porcelain fillings, the imperfections it can correct are the same, including:

  • Tooth decay – Small holes caused by decay are filled by the resin used in dental bonding
  • Tooth discolouration – Dental bonding effectively masks intrinsic stains otherwise resistant to traditional tooth whitening techniques
  • Crooked teeth – By precisely sculpting the resin to the desired tooth shape, dental bonding is able to correct the appearance of crooked teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth – Failing to address a chipped or broken tooth can lead to further tooth decay, be the source of embarrassment, or cause physical pain. Up to half of a tooth can be replaced through dental bonding
  • Gaps – Undesirable spaces between teeth can be filled
  • Tooth erosion – Any eroded enamel can be replaced by the resin, preventing further erosion

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Similar to porcelain veneers, the dental bonding procedure is quick and non-invasive:

  • First, the composite resin material is applied to your teeth in a paste form
  • The paste is sculpted to the desired shape, which will correct some smile imperfections
  • A specially calibrated light cures the resin, hardening it in place
  • Any final adjustments are made, allowing the restoration to appear natural and clean

The Lifespan of Dental Bonding

While some patients experience dental bonding success for upwards of fifteen years, some require touch-ups to address stain accumulation along the resin’s margins.

Below are tips to ensure the longevity of your dental bonding:

  • Provide regular maintenance by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing daily
  • Reduce your consumption of sweets or starchy foods
  • Visit a hygienist skilled in dental bonding maintenance two to four times per year for cleaning

Dental bonding is an efficient and economical method to address minor smile imperfections.

If you are interested in learning more about this service or desire to improve your smile then 
contact McKenzie Towne Family Dental today at (403) 257‑1180.

Whether it’s a dental emergency in South Calgary or just a regular checkup or cleaning, McKenzie Towne Dental wants to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Serving McKenzie Towne, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Seton, Copperfield, New Brighton, Mahogany, Inverness, and all of Southeast Calgary


CONTACT INFORMATION


(403) 257‑1180

© Copyright 2018 McKenzie Towne Family Dental and Dental Growth Strategies | All Rights Reserved | Powered by Dental Growth Strategies | Disclaimer: Dr. Safi Magharius is a general dentist, not a cosmetic dental specialist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Magharius provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implant crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of his general dentist license.