Bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Bonding can be done in a single visit, unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Sometimes, bonding also is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Your dentist will use a shade guide to select the composite resin color that will match the color of the tooth most closely.
Once your dentist has chosen the color, he or she will slightly abrade or etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it. The tooth will be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid, which helps the bonding material adhere.
When the tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply the tooth-colored, puttylike resin. The resin is molded and smoothed until it's the proper shape. Then the material is hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser.
After the bonding material hardens, your dentist will further trim and shape it. Then he or she will polish the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke and other substances can stain the resin used in bonding. To prevent or minimize stains, it's essential to avoid eating or drinking foods that can stain for the first 48 hours after any composite procedure. In addition, brush your teeth often and have them cleaned regularly by a dental hygienist.
The composite resin used in bonding isn't nearly as strong as a natural tooth. Biting your fingernails or chewing on ice or pens can chip the material. Bonding usually lasts several years before it needs to be repaired. How long it actually lasts depends on how much bonding was done and your oral habits.
The bonding process is sensitive to each dentist’s technique, so the dentist must follow the steps diligently and produce an appropriate finish to ensure that the bonded resin does not fall off or cause tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon for a bonded tooth to feel sensitive after treatment. This minor sensitivity is often short-lived; however, if sensitivity persists, it is recommended that you schedule a follow-up appointment with the dentist. Usually, the bonding process is not associated with complications.
At Caoha Dental Clinic, we offer all high quality dental services including: Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics, Esthetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, etc. In addition, there are some other types of treatment such as: Treatment of dental pulp, wisdom teeth, treatment of temporomandibular disorders, treatment of bad breath, etc. With a wide range of services and highly qualified dentists, we are always ready to "Make sure of healthy smile".
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