What is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding is a dental procedure to improve the appearance of a tooth that might have discoloured, chipped or broken. It’s called tooth bonding because a tooth colored composite resin is applied to the tooth and a special light is used to harden it. It bonds the resin to the tooth. It’s an effective method of smile correction.

When to Go for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is recommended for various oral conditions:

  • To fill in the cavities in decayed teeth
  • To fix cracked or chipped tooth
  • For discoloured tooth improvement
  • To fill the gaps between teeth
  • To improve the shape of the teeth
  • Protects from gum receding

Dental Bonding Procedure:

Dental bonding is an easy procedure; however, it requires some advanced preparations. The dentist will first examine the condition of tooth or the teeth as well as the conditions of gums. Then a shade guide will be used to develop the right composite resin color that can match to the color of the tooth.

Gap between teeth before dental bonding procedure

Now before beginning the exact bonding procedure, the tooth surface is roughened so that the bonding material can easily stick to the tooth. First, a liquid conditioner is applied to the roughened surface of the tooth and then the tooth colored resin is made to stick in the desired position to set in there.

To fix it harder in the place, an ultraviolet light or laser is used that makes the resin adhere hard to the tooth surface. Lastly, the dentist gives the final shape to the repaired tooth and polishes it to shine like rest of the teeth.

To fix it harder in the place, an ultraviolet light or laser is used that makes the resin adhere hard to the tooth surface. Lastly, the dentist gives the final shape to the repaired tooth and polishes it to shine like rest of the teeth.
Dental bonding procedure takes approx 30-60 minutes per tooth to complete, depending upon the size and condition of the tooth.

For patients who need to get the decayed tooth or cavity filled through dental bonding need to undergo anaesthetic influence while rest of the procedure remains the same.

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Dental Bonding Aftercare:

Bonded teeth require you to strictly follow good oral hygiene habits for it to stay for longer. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss every night and don’t miss your routine dental appointments.

In addition to this, you must quit habits like biting nails, grinding teeth, chewing on pens or other such material; bonded teeth can chip off easily as they are adhered material.

If you find the tooth has become sharp on edges, consult your dentist immediately as this may be a sign of a chipping bonded tooth.

Woman with great teeth after dental bonding procedure

If a good dental hygiene practices are followed the dental bonding can last as long as 10 years, otherwise it may even go off in 3 years time. The bonded tooth requires touch-up or replacement after a certain period of time, depending upon its condition.

Apart from the oral hygiene, lifespan of dental bonding also depends upon how much bonding was done as well as the quality of bonding materials.

Dental Bonding Costs:

The costs of tooth bonding vary from one clinic to other and from one city to another. Also, how much bonding is required will depend upon the conditions of the tooth or the teeth. This will also decide the costs of the treatment.

Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments for smile correction. When compared with veneers and crowns, the loss of tooth enamel in tooth bonding is least. Relatively it’s also one of the easiest and less painful treatments to enhance the smile.

Fabey Dental Studios is a leading dental care service provider in Easton. We value our patients and are committed to provide comprehensive dental services like, bonding and white filling, bridges, crowns, dentures and periodontal health services. Our staff stays current with the latest technology and advances in dentistry and has gained a reputation of excellence in rendering optimal oral health and esthetic dentistry.

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