Tooth bonding procedure is among the most cost-effective cosmetic options for people with cracked, discolored, or chipped teeth. The purpose of this treatment is to fix the imperfections of a tooth and create a perfect smile for the patient.
Teeth bonding is available in two forms:
Teeth bonding is done to correct the following oral issues:
There is little preparation that is required for a bonding procedure and this is because anesthesia won’t be necessary. If the bonding will be used to refill a tooth cavity, that specific tooth will have to be drilled to alter its shape.
Before your dentist starts this process, he/she will select a composite bonding material that matches closely with your natural teeth’s color with the help of a shade-guide. Your tooth’s surface will then be roughened and a special liquid will be applied to allow the tooth and the bonding material to stick together.
The tooth-colored resin is then smoothed and molded to the shape of the patient’s desire. A laser or a bright blue light is then used to harden the material after which it is trimmed further and then polished to match with the other neighboring teeth surfaces.
Should you decide to go for this restorative practice, please note that you can get dental bonding services in Burlington, ON, at Woodview Family Dentistry and it will only take a maximum of 60 minutes for our dentists to complete bonding a tooth.
Due to the fact that bonding is prone to chipping and staining than any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, proper care is vital if you want to keep them to last. Below are steps you can take to extend the lifespan of your bonded teeth:
How long your bonding will last entirely depends on what oral habits you practice. Giving your bonded teeth attention and proper care will help prolong its longevity. Give your dentist a call if you see that sharp edges have appeared on your bonded teeth few days after having them placed. Do the same thing also if the pieces or chips used for bonding starts to fall off or if it has already fallen off.
Since bonding relies on the artistic skills of a dentist, patients are advised to seek a dental practitioner with years of experience for better cosmetic results. Feel free to ask our dentist near you, for photos of his/her previous bonding patients.
Although bonding is not appropriate for every dental situation, it is a relatively inexpensive and quick method of improving your smile.