Dental bonding is a great alternative for porcelain veneers and can be used to fix chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. This is one of those great cosmetic dental technologies that restores the aesthetics of your beautiful smile while improving the function of your teeth as an added bonus.
How does Bonding work?The tooth is prepared for the cosmetic dental procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a composite liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the cosmetic dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance on your teeth.
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The dental bonding procedure can often be completed in a single dental office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used in dental bonding is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Dental bonding typically lasts three to five years before the need for repair by your cosmetic dentist.
Dental bonding is a very common cosmetic dental procedure. However, it can also be used as part of a restorative dental procedure. The following are some examples of how dental bonding is used to help people restore their teeth and smile:
- Correct the appearance of a chipped tooth
- Give stained or discolored teeth a whiter, more natural appearance
- Correct cracks in teeth
- Change the shape of a tooth by altering its height or width
- Correct small gaps between teeth
- Make teeth appear straighter by altering their appearance
- Safe dental treatment method for cavities and tooth decay
- Optional dental treatment method to help provide protection for a tooth’s root if it is exposed due to gum recession
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT the DENTAL BONDING procedure for your teethDental bonding, sometimes referred to as just bonding treatments, is a cosmetic dental procedure that is used both in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. This cosmetic dental procedure uses a tooth-colored material known as composite resin to change or alter the appearance of a tooth or set of teeth.
When a cosmetic dentist performs dental bonding, he or she will create a mixture of composite resin that matches the natural color of your teeth. Once the new mixture is created, your cosmetic dentist will take the composite resin and layer it onto the tooth. A special dental light is then used to bond the composite resin directly to the tooth. After the composite resin has successfully bonded to your tooth, your cosmetic dentist can then polish, shape, or shave the material so it looks like your natural teeth.
Dental bonding is a fast, simple process that takes just a few minutes. If you are having multiple teeth bonded, the dental bonding process may take longer as each tooth will need to be bonded and shaped by your cosmetic dentist.
Is There Any Special Everyday Care Needed for Teeth that are Bonded with Resin?
The good news for people who choose teeth bonding is there is no special care treatments involved. People can brush and floss as they would with their natural teeth. Even though no special care is needed, people who choose dental bonding will need to be careful to avoid damaging or chipping the resin. They will need to avoid chewing or eating hard candies or food, biting their nails, or chewing on pen caps. Interested in teeth bonding? Contact Dr. Maryam Brazdo at Artistic Touch Dentistry who specializes as a Cosmetic Dentist in Melbourne Florida today to schedule an appointment to speak with our dentists and discover how dental bonding can help improve your smile.