Dental Bonding is a process that uses a filling material, specifically composite resin – to restore the natural shape of a tooth. This is a perfect solution for chipped, cracked or broken teeth. It is a very minimal and non-invasive procedure, and it will last a long time with simple, routine care. By re-shaping your teeth, Dental Bonding can also help you get a better smile or close gaps without veneers or orthodontics.
While veneers or fillings may require drilling, dental bonding usually does not. On the low chance that some natural tooth needs to be filed in preparation – it will be very little. This ensures the procedure is almost always painless – while still giving you the benefits of whole and beautiful teeth.
You may already know that veneers and orthodontics are more expensive. The primary reason for that is that it requires greater complexity and planning. On the other hand, minor changes with composite resin make it possible to restore the shape of your teeth at lower prices.
If you need fundamental work done on your teeth – you may consider a complex treatment plant, which includes crowns, veneers and more. But if you just need a few small changes – dental bonding is a simple and effective solution.
The process for restoring teeth or improving the smile’s aesthetic is the same. Here’s what your dental bonding appointment will look like:
In the first step – a thin film of plastic called a dental matrix, will be placed between the restored tooth and the near-by teeth. This protects the near-by teeth from any preparation gel or composite resin that can spill out. Second, your teeth will be carefully cleaned and dried, and a mildly acidic gel will be applied for a couple of seconds. This will create a rougher surface which will make the bonding stronger.
The tooth will be cleaned and dried again to wash off the acidic gel. A composite resin that matches your natural teeth color will be selected and applied. This process is done in layers, and a blue light is used to cure each layer for increased strength and durability.
The last part of the procedure includes checking the bite and polishing the tooth. The bonded tooth looks so much like the other ones that you may even forget which one was repaired. A note will be made in your chart and at your future exams – the dentist will check the bonded tooth for any signs of wear and tear.
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