Dental bonding in conjunction with modern composites is an excellent way to fix cosmetic and structural imperfections of the teeth. Dental bonding can repair cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth, as well as replace silver amalgam fillings.
Cosmetic bonding can also repair misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more uniform, smile. Composite tooth bonding material is blended for different shades, toughness, and translucency so that the dentist has the ability to match the color of the natural teeth. Composite may be used to repair cavities and gaps between the teeth, or as an instant repair material when the patient has a chipped tooth, especially in the area of the front teeth.
Cosmetic Teeth Bonding Procedure
The bonding material or composite is applied directly to the tooth and cured to its final hardness with the aid of a curing light. In order to help the bonding process to the tooth the tooth is prepared slightly by roughening the area to be repaired. The surface of the tooth is etched , a thin clear bonding agent is applied and the composite is applied followed with a special light to harden the applied material. Often several layers of different shades and translucency need to be used in order to duplicate the color of the natural teeth.
How long will the tooth bonding last?
The longevity is directly related to its post operative. Staining may develop on the margins of the bonding and the bonding will need some touching up. Touch-up work, or resurfacing the composite, can be done easily by your dentist and bring the old bonding back to life.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding offers several benefits for the patient: it is quick, affordable, relatively painless, and long lasting. Consult your dentist about the advantages and disadvantages