Dental Bonding

In Dental Bonding, a tooth-colored putty-like resin, which is a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Your dentist then trims, shapes, and polishes it. Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; it is also a good cosmetic alternative to, or replacement for, amalgam or silver fillings. Dental bonding is less expensive than veneers, but it also has drawbacks. Advantages of dental bonding include: Cost, Speed and Ease.

What is Bonding?

Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.

Why get Dental Bonding?

Tooth bonding can fix a defect or imperfection within a tooth. Some people use bonding to repair a decayed, cracked, or discolored tooth. This procedure can also close small gaps in between teeth. Tooth bonding can also increase the size of a tooth. For example, maybe you have a tooth that’s shorter than the rest, and you want them all to be the same length.

Who is right candidate for composite bonding?

Generally composite bonding is not right for everyone. It can correct minor cosmetic dentistry issue like discolored or cracked teeth and the gap between teeth. It is not good option for people who wants to whiten entire smile or if their teeth are crooked due to over or under bite. Composite resin bonding is the best option for those who want a cost-effective and less invasive way, they have brown or white spots and are not heavy coffee drinker or smoker.

There are some tips to ensure of longevity and maximum beauty as bellow:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Avoid smoking and using tobacco products
  • Do regular flossing
  • Avoid habits that wear down composite like biting pen or fingernails
  • Using mouthwashes like sodium fluoride
  • Drinking water after every meal to keep your mouth clean and healthy