Cosmetic Bonding involves the application of composite resin to the existing tooth. The bonding technique is used frequently as a conservative method of covering stains. Bonding can mask many types of stains to create a natural looking and attractive smile. However , bonded teeth tend to stain easily and require periodic repair. Cosmetic bonding may be a viable option if you have white or brown spots or staining due to extensive wear or silver fillings. There was a time when chipping a tooth meant replacing it with a crown, unless the chip was small enough to be cosmetically contoured. With new bonding techniques, however , a tooth can be restored simply by applying composite resin to its remaining structure. This rebuilds the tooth to its original shape and size.
Dental Bonding Often referred to as the “one hour smile makeover, It is a technique that is used to correct imperfections with your teeth to give you a more attractive smile. Modern dental materials and advanced techniques mean that we can now perform cosmetic dentistry in a completely non-invasive approach. Your smile can be transformed in just a single visit. The process involves the very skilful and creative use of the correct amount and colour of “dental composite”, which is a mouldable material with a paste-like consistency made from acrylic resins and a variety of fillers.
Dental Bonding is one of the simplest, easiest, and least costly cosmetic dentistry procedures being performed today. As No preparation is needed for bonding. If there were preparation needed then it would be minimal. Anaesthetic isn’t even needed unless the bonding is being placed to fill a decayed tooth. The composite resin used in dental bonding can be shaped and polished in such a way that it will match the colour of the surrounding teeth.
Candidates for Dental Bonding
Tooth Bonding is used for a variety of Cosmetic dental procedures, including:
Filling dental cavities – “white fillings”
Replacing metal or amalgam fillings
Repairing broken and chipped or discoloured teeth
Closing gaps between teeth
Reshaping teeth, making them look longer and less worn down
Protecting exposed root surfaces caused by gum recession
Smile makeovers – composite veneers (although porcelain veneers are the better option)
Cosmetic bonding doesn’t have the strength of other restorative materials such as ceramic or porcelain, and it has a greater tendency to stain than your surrounding natural teeth or porcelain. Dental bonding restorations can provide you with a healthy and attractive smile for many years, but it is vital to follow your dentist’s recommendations for proper oral hygiene, as well as avoid habits that could damage these restorations.
We use an advanced shade guide to choose which composite resin matches the colour of your teeth. The surface of each tooth will be abraded or etched so that the surface is rough. This provides a better area for the composite to adhere to , then The tooth will be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid which helps the bonding material adhere. When the tooth is prepared, we will put a tooth-coloured putty-like resin that will be moulded and smoothed until it has the correct shape.
Afterwards, the material is hardened with special curing light. When the bonding material hardens, we will trim it further and shape it even more. Afterwards, it will be polished until it matches the lustre of the other teeth.