Tooth Bonding or Dental Bonding is a useful technique for masking small irregularities on teeth and is amongst the easiest and least expensive of the cosmetic dental procedures. It is when a tooth colored composite resin restorative material is bonded onto repair a chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. The advantage of bonding restorations is that minimal tooth structure is removed and the procedure can be completed in a single visit (unlike a veneer which takes multiple visits as it needs to be sent off to a dental laboratory).
When dental bonding procedure is considered?
- Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Use as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
Dental Bonding Procedure
The tooth is prepared by etching with a gel, then applying a bonding liquid which sets with a special light. Then a resin putty is applied on top, and the light is used again to set it. It is then shaped and polished. Bonding is a more cost effective option than veneers in appropriate situations. Regular maintenance is recommended as rough areas can be smoothed and shaped if discovered early before the restoration is compromised.
If you are looking for dental bonding treatments to restore your smile contact us on 02 8084 7242 to book your appointment with our dentists.