During dental bonding treatment, a tooth-colored material is applied. The material, which is a durable plastic resin, is then hardened. The dentist uses light to harden this material. The resin then bonds to the patient’s teeth.
Tooth bonding is dependent on the artistic ability of the dentist, since the work is done “freehand,” without taking impressions or using a laboratory. The tooth must be color matched, sculpted, and polished to produce a beautiful and natural looking result.
1. First, we select a shade of composite resin that is as close as possible to the shade of your teeth.
2. A liquid is then applied that helps the bonding material adhere to the teeth.
3. The composite resin is applied to the teeth, smoothed into the desired shape and hardened with a high intensity light.
4. After the resin has hardened, a few final touches are made and the teeth being treated are polished until they resemble the other teeth.
Tooth bonding is used to treat several different kinds of dental issues. These are some of the problems that can be improved with this treatment:
Since dental bonding involves some limitations, it may be ideally suited to more minimal changes. Your dentist can tell you whether it is a viable solution for you.
If you are contemplating several options, consider the benefits of bonding. A top advantage is that this treatment is the least expensive of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Tooth bonding is also one of the easiest cosmetic treatments to implement. Bonding can generally be performed in a single office visit. However, if many teeth need to be bonded, the procedure might require more than one visit.
Compared to crowns and veneers, tooth bonding is a less complicated treatment. Veneers and crowns must be produced in a lab setting. With bonding, less tooth enamel needs to be removed. Additionally, aesthesia is generally not necessary with this treatment.
If you are going to schedule dental bonding treatment, you should know what to expect. This is how the procedure works:
After you have undergone teeth bonding, take good care of your teeth. Bonded teeth do not require special maintenance at home. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily. Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash on a daily basis.
You should be relatively careful with your bonded teeth. Don’t bite your fingernails or chew on objects such as pens.
Always see your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. If you notice anything unusual with your teeth, schedule a dental appointment.
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