Tooth bonding or dental bonding is a quick, simple treatment that can ultimately improve your smile. We can improve the form and appearance of your teeth by skillfully covering chipped and damaged teeth or filling gaps and cavities with tooth-coloured resin.
Tooth bonding is 100% safe and reversible. It will not harm your teeth, and the procedure is pretty simple. The best part is that there are no drills or needles.
The results are fascinating and look very natural – the composite blends in with your natural teeth. Teeth bonding is one of the most successful – and least expensive – cosmetic procedures.
We can work on just one or two teeth, or we can completely transform your smile. Teeth bonding is also an excellent way to complement other treatments such as Invisalign and Veneers.
What exactly is tooth bonding, and how does it work?
Tooth bonding is kind of a less invasive cosmetic dental technique than other cosmetic dental procedures. This technique is so basic that it usually doesn’t require anaesthetic unless you’re filling a cavity, and it doesn’t necessitate several trips to the dentist.
To begin, your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin hue that is closer to the shade colour of your natural teeth. Your dentist roughens the tooth’s surface before applying a liquid that permits the bonding agent to adhere to the teeth.
Your dentist will apply the resin over the liquid, shape or mould the tooth, and then solidify the material with an ultraviolet light.
After the resin hardens, your dentist can shape the tooth further if required.
Why should you undergo tooth bonding?
Tooth bonding is progress that can be used to repair a flaw or imperfection within a tooth. Bonding is sometimes used to restore a damaged, broken, or discoloured tooth. This method can also be used to fill tiny gaps between teeth.
Tooth bonding can also be used to expand the size of a tooth. For instance, suppose you have a shorter tooth than the others and want them all to be the same length.
Bonding is a quick technique that requires no downtime. If you do not need an anaesthetic, you can resume your usual daily activities following the treatment.
Tooth bonding typically takes 30 to 60 minutes. Depending on the scope of the operation, some appointments may last longer.
Are there any dangers associated with tooth bonding?
There are no severe dangers or concerns associated with dental bonding.
Remember that the composite bonding resin material used in this surgery is not as robust as your original teeth; in fact, nothing is!
Your natural tooth may chip or separate as a result of the material, but synthetic material bonded or attached to your teeth such as veneers and fillings are more resilient to pressure.
Furthermore, the resin is less stain-resistant than other dental materials. You may develop discolouration if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee. It is possible that the substance will chip or separate from your original tooth.
How to Get Ready for Teeth Bonding
Tooth bonding does not necessitate any specific preparation. However, you should check with your dentist to see if you are a candidate for this operation. A thorough scale and clean is often recommended in order to have a clean surface to adhere to.
Bonding may not be a good choice if you have extensive teeth damage or decay. Instead, you may need a veneer or crown.
Is there anything bad about composite bonding?
One slight drawback of composite is that it stains more quickly than natural teeth. However, composite stains can be easily polished off by the dentist in the future.
A chipped tooth can benefit from cosmetic bonding.
When performed by an expert to correcting a chipped tooth with dental bonding is often one of the most superficial treatments. dentists use a material that is created explicitly for dental bonding, resulting in stable and cosmetically beautiful final results.
Typically, treatment for a chipped tooth is provided on the same day as the initial appointment. Your dentist will first ensure that there is no further damage to the tooth and that no additional treatment is required. Once this is confirmed, the dentist will apply the material layer by layer, shaping it to restore the tooth. To complete the procedure, the dentist will polish the tooth and ensure that its shape is comfortable.
Dental bonding for a shattered tooth
Depending on the degree of damage, dental bonding can be used to restore a tooth’s shape and function. To establish if this treatment is appropriate, the dentist will first do a thorough examination to confirm that the bonding procedure can provide adequate stability and a fair duration. If this is not possible, a dental crown may be recommended.
It is critical to treat a damaged tooth as soon as possible in order to save that tooth. If a more severe breakdown occurs and the dentine or pulp of the tooth is exposed, the tooth can be swiftly affected by bacteria in the mouth or microorganisms taken through food and drinks.
Tooth discolouration can be treated by dental bonding
Tooth discolouration can occur for a variety of reasons, including smoking, which causes intrinsic and extrinsic discolouration, developmental problems, and even acne therapy. Unfortunately, the majority of cases of tooth discolouration are irreversible.
Although some instances can be successfully treated with significant interior bleaching, composite bonding provides a more practical alternative. The procedure is essentially cosmetic, involving the application of a thin layer of specific material over the teeth to restore a natural, good-looking smile. The results’ durability will be determined by the thickness of the applied coating, lifestyle choices, and other aspects.
Overall, you may anticipate having a lovely smile for 7 to 10 years, after which the treatment should be repeated.
If you’ve broken a tooth or you want to fix discolouration of stained tooth, composite bonding treatment is the best option for you.