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What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored composite resin material to improve your smile. It's arguably the most affordable cosmetic dental treatment and is completely non-invasive. The composite resin material mimics the tooth’s natural color, blending coherently with the rest of the tooth. This hides imperfections like small chips, cracks, and stains, resulting in a beautiful smile to boost your confidence.
What Dental Bonding Fixes
Dental bonding is ideal for fixing minor cavities that don’t extend to the tooth’s canals. They’re especially useful for areas with low bite pressure, such as the front teeth that don’t do much chewing. The bonding material can cover the cavities, stopping the infection from spreading and preventing further infection.
Exposed Tooth Roots
Gum disease could lead to gum recession, where the gum recedes below the gum line. This can cause sensitivity issues and ugly boundaries on the affected teeth. Dentists can use dental bonding to cover the recessed portion of the teeth, eliminating sensitivity issues permanently.
Dental bonding is an affordable way of getting rid of stains and discoloration in the teeth. The bonding material covers up the discolored segments of the teeth for a spotless smile.
What to Expect During Dental Bonding?
Preparation and Tooth Conditioning
Dental bonding starts with the dentist comparing your tooth’s color to a color guide. This lets them find composite resins that match your teeth’s color. Next, the dentist applies a mild etching acid on the affected region, creating small micropores that increase the surface area for adhesion with the bonding material.
Application and Shaping of Resin Material
After conditioning the teeth, the dentist will carefully apply the resin material to the bonded teeth in layers. Afterwards, the dentist will shape and sculpt the resin material to match your tooth’s natural contours and blend with the rest of the teeth.
Polishing and Final Adjustments
If satisfied, the dentist will trim the excess bonding material for a clean finish. They’ll also use gritty toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush to polish the surface of the bonded teeth, giving it a natural sheer. Lastly, the dentist will issue instructions for caring for your teeth before sending you home.