Dental Bonding is the application of a tooth coloured composite resin (plastic) to repair decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured teeth. The resin is hardened with an ultraviolet light, which 'bonds' to the tooth to improve the appearance and create a great smile!
Unlike crowns and veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require customisation, bonding can be done in a single visit, unless you're having more than one tooth done. Anaesthesia often is not necessary, unless bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth.
What is a Dental Bonding ?
Dental Bonding is a composite resin which can be shaped and polished to match your existing teeth. It can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape and colour. It can also protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed by gums receding, and can be used for cavity fillings.Dental Bonding is among the quickest and easiest of cosmetic dental procedures. It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, per tooth, which then creates a perfect smile.
Why Dental Bonding ?
Bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discoloured or chipped tooth to create a perfect smile in a very short time.
- Consultation, X-Ray
- Chose a shade to select the resin colour that will match existing teeth
- Slightly abrade the surface of the tooth so the resin will adhere
- Shape the tooth(may not be necessary for minor chip or teeth gaps)
- The tooth's exposed surface will then be coated in a gel type material called a 'Tooth conditioner '
- Application of the bonding agent
- The bonding agent is hardened with the 'curing light'
- Trim, shape and polish until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface