Cosmetic Teeth Bonding
Dental procedures can bring back a tooth's complete beauty and function after being damaged or decayed. Dental bonding is one of the simplest and least expensive methods to accomplish this.
In order to restore missing dental structure or conceal minor cosmetic flaws in a tooth, such as chips, discoloration, and even very slight spacing issues, bonding is used. Composite resins are the name given to bonding substances because they combine glass and plastic to increase strength and transparency. Actually, the composite merges or bonds with the remaining part of the tooth.
For results that are genuinely lifelike, composite resins are available in a range of tooth tones. It might be impossible to distinguish the bonded tooth apart from its neighbors when bonding is carried out with a skilled hand and an artistic eye. Even though bonding won't last as long as a dental veneer, it doesn't involve a dental laboratory and is frequently possible to complete without drilling the teeth. Teenagers who frequently need to wait until their teeth have fully developed before selecting a more permanent type of dental restoration will find it to be an especially excellent option.
Teeth Bonding Process
Tooth bonding can typically be completed in a single appointment to the dentist's office because it does not require dental laboratory work. The entire process should take 30 to 60 minutes. The surface of the teeth that will be bonded will first be thoroughly cleaned to remove any plaque. The surface will then require "etching" with an acidic gel to create minute surface holes. The liquid composite resin is painted on in a thin coating after the etching gel has been removed and rinsed off, filling the minuscule pores to produce a reliable micromechanical binding. To make this bonding substance harder, a specialized curing lamp is employed. A second coating is painted on and allowed to cure after the first layer has dried. The repair can be built up in layers until it reaches the required thickness. A dental drill is then used to precisely shape the bonding substance to give it the desired shape. A final polishing is applied once the tooth not only looks great but also suits your bite perfectly.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Just like the rest of your teeth, bonding requires daily brushing, flossing, and expert cleanings at the dentist twice a year. The fact that composite resin can absorb stains just like natural teeth can is the most crucial thing to bear in mind when caring for your bonded tooth. As a result, you should try to limit your consumption of red wine, coffee, and tea. Additionally, composite can darken but not brighten. In order to choose a composite shade that will match the lighter tone of your whitened teeth, it is therefore advisable to have your teeth whitened before having a tooth bond. The bonded tooth might not resemble the other teeth if you whiten them after bonding. Finally, avoid using your teeth in any manner that could apply too much power to the bonding material and cause it to chip, such as biting your nails or holding writing instruments in your mouth. A bonded tooth should look great with appropriate care for three to ten years.