Cosmetic Dental bonding, also known as composite or tooth bonding is an excellent way to resolve cosmetic and structural imperfections in the teeth. Dental bonding can repair cracked, chipped, and discoloured teeth as well as replace silver amalgam fillings. Cosmetic bonding can also repair misaligned teeth, fill in gaps or cover stains providing a straighter, more uniform smile.
Bonding process utilises a natural tooth coloured composite resin material that is adhered to the tooth. It can be The completed in one visit depending on each individual case complexity and is a painless procedure. The portion of the tooth to be bonded is etched after any area of decay is removed. A bonding agent is then applied to hold the composite resin material in place. The resin bonding material is trimmed, shaped and polished to look like a natural tooth.
When to consider Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is an option that can be considered to:
- Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Use as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Subject to the purpose of the bonding procedure, different shades and translucent composites are utilised to blend with the existing tooth or may completely change the appearance, depending on what is desired by the patient.Teeth bonding can usually be completed in one visit, depending on the extent of repair needed. Even if treatment needs to be performed over two or more visits, you will be delighted to notice a significant difference in your smile after the first treatment. Dr. Kaviani, can work out an individual plan for your dental bonding needs after a consultation and initial dental examination.
Dental bonding offers several benefits for patients. It is quick, affordable, painless, and relatively long lasting. It is also a great alternative to more extensive cosmetic dentistry treatment with porcelain veneers, bridges, and crowns. But it is important to note that cosmetic bonding can wear away or chip over time and may need to be repaired or replaced periodically.
Do Bonded Teeth need Special care?
No. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices. This means brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and have regular check-ups and dental hygiene appointments.
Because bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails; chewing on pens, ice or other hard food or objects.Although the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain- resistant, it does not resist stains as well as porcelain or ceramics in veneers and crowns.