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What is Dental Bonding

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Dagon Jones DDS
What is Dental BondingAccidents happen, and you never know when you may fall down or receive a blow on the mouth, chipping your teeth. Other times, harmful habits such as chewing on ice or using your teeth as a nutcracker/ bottle opener can also cause chipping or breaking of your teeth. Dental bonding is a simple and cost-effective cosmetic procedure that can help repair chipped or broken teeth, restoring their functionality and confidence.

What is Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure in which your dentist will use a tooth-colored composite resin to repair chipped, broken, or damaged teeth. If you are not a fan of extensive and invasive cosmetic procedures, dental bonding is ideal for you.

It is ideal for repairing front teeth damaged because of cavities as it prevents further tooth decay and is not as apparent as a dental filling. It can also prevent further damage to fractured teeth, fix discolored teeth' appearance, and even fill in gaps between teeth. If you have uneven teeth, with s few shorter than the other, you can opt for dental bonding to bring them up to the same height as others.

Dental Bonding Procedure

•  The dentist will start by using a shade card to identify the exact shade of your teeth. They then tint the resin to match the teeth as closely as possible.
•  They roughen up the tooth's surface to ensure the paste sticks to the surface.
•  The dentist will shape the tooth.
•  The dentist will harden the resin by exposing it to UV lights.
•  They may add final touches and reshape it one last time before completing the process.

Why Get Teeth Bonding?

Dental bonding is a lot more cost-effective than other cosmetic procedures such as veneers and crowns. It is also a lot stronger than said cosmetic procedures and is less likely to chip. The procedure is short and simple and takes around 30 to 60 minutes. You don't need to come in for multiple visits and may only need to get a touch up once every five to ten years.

Do keep in mind, though, that the resin is not stain-resistant, so if you are a regular smoker or consume coffee and alcohol regularly, you may want to consult with your dentist on whether dental bonding is the right treatment option for you or not.
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