COSMETIC BONDING: ENHANCE THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR TEETH
Dental bonding, sometimes called composite bonding or teeth bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure that can improve and enhance the appearance of your smile. It involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin to the surface of your teeth to enhance their shape, size, and colour. The resin material is moulded and shaped to match the surrounding teeth, creating a natural and seamless look. If you're looking for an effective and affordable way to improve the appearance of your smile, consider dental bonding. With the help of one of our experienced dentists at Woodbourne Dental, you can achieve a beautiful and natural-looking smile that will boost your confidence.
WHAT IS COSMETIC BONDING AND HOW CAN IT IMPROVE THE LOOK OF MY TEETH?
Dental bonding is a type of cosmetic dentistry that is used to repair and improve the appearance of your teeth. It is a simple, non-invasive procedure that can be completed in just one visit to the dental clinic. The dentist will apply a tooth-coloured resin material to the surface of your teeth, which is then moulded and shaped to match the surrounding teeth. The resin is then cured with a special light, hardening it into a durable and long-lasting material. It is used for repairing tooth chips, closing gaps, or changing the shape and colour of a tooth.
The Different Types of Dental Bonding
There are two types of dental bonding: direct bonding and indirect bonding. Direct bonding is the most common type and is used to repair small chips, cracks, or gaps in the teeth. It involves the application of the resin material directly to the affected tooth and is usually completed in one visit to the dental clinic. Indirect bonding, on the other hand, involves the creation of a custom-made dental veneer or crown, which is then bonded to the affected tooth. This type of bonding is used to repair more extensive damage, such as a large chip or misshapen tooth.
When is Dental Bonding Recommended?
Your smile can be made more aesthetically pleasing with cosmetic bonding. It is used to:
Conceal chips or cracks in your teeth;
Camouflage tooth discoloration;
Close gaps and spaces between your teeth;
Make your teeth look longer; and
Change the shape of your teeth.
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL BONDING
Dental bonding provides many benefits for those looking to improve their smile. It is a relatively inexpensive and non-invasive alternative to more extensive cosmetic dental treatments, such as dental veneers or dental implants. The procedure can be completed in just one visit to the dental clinic, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. Another benefit of dental bonding is that it can improve the appearance of your teeth by changing their shape, size, and colour. This can be especially useful for those who have gaps between their teeth, misshapen teeth, or teeth that are discoloured or stained. The resin material used in dental bonding can be customized to match the natural colour of your teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking smile.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A COSMETIC BONDING PROCEDURE
Your dentist will:
Select a shade: Your dentist uses a shade guide to select a composite resin material that matches the colour of your natural teeth.
Prepare your tooth: The surface of your tooth is roughened, and a conditioning liquid is applied. These actions aid in the bonding substance's adhesion to your tooth.
Apply the composite resin material: The resin material is applied, moulded, and smoothed to the desired shape.
Cure the material: The composite resin is hardened with a special curing light, which “bonds” the material to the surface of your tooth.
Polish your tooth: Your dentist will make any necessary final adjustments and polish your tooth to a natural-looking shine.
Each tooth takes between 30 and 60 minutes to finish the procedure. Dental bonding is not painful, because your dentist won’t be working anywhere close to the pain-sensing nerve inside your tooth.