All You Need to Know About Dental Bonding and Exposure

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Canine teeth, also known as cuspids or eyeteeth, usually appear during the pre-teen years. They play a crucial role in your bite and grin, helping you shred food and talk effectively.  However, some people's canines become lodged and do not erupt on their own. Exposure and bonding allow us to reposition these canines. Continue reading to learn more about the procedure and why you might need to visit an oral surgeon in Plantation.

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Dental Procedure for Exposure and Bonding

Are Bonding and Exposure the Only Treatment Option?

Sometimes, braces are enough to resolve the issue, giving canines the room to erupt. If not, bonding and exposure is the treatment we’re most likely to suggest. Of course, we will discuss all possible treatment options with you.

What is the Process of Exposure and Bonding?

This procedure entails cutting through the gum to expose the tooth and installing a bespoke orthodontic exposure bracket. The impacted tooth is guided into the available area by a gold chain linked to both the bracket and braces. Rubber bands may also be used to help to promote eruption.  

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Tooth Exposure?

It's vital to remember that this surgery necessitates meticulous post-operative care.  You should recover rapidly, generally within ten to fourteen days, but it’s wise to keep an eye on the region for symptoms of infection or unusual swelling.  Your dentist or orthodontist will let you know when you should check in. Post-operative check-ins allow us to monitor your progress and ensure that the area fully heals.  

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Are You Looking for an Oral Surgeon in Plantation?

Impacted teeth require immediate attention from a skilled oral surgeon. Exposure bracketing can help move impacted teeth into the appropriate position, thereby improving both your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Contact Oral Facial Reconstruction for more information and to arrange your appointment.