Cosmetic bonding, often called resin bonding, is when a tooth coloured resin is bonded to your teeth, then sculpted into proper shape. The resin is a composite of liquid acrylic and tiny particles of glass. The composite resin forms a durable, stain resistant surface that can be polished to mimic the texture of your natural teeth.
In the past, if your tooth was chipped, stained, or cracked, you would probably receive a crown. Today, bonding is a quick and easy solution for many of these problems. The procedure is relatively inexpensive, and it should last for several years. The shape and/or colour of teeth can be changed in a relatively short time, influencing the patient’s smile significantly.
While bonding is a wonderful technique, it will not solve all restorative dental problems. Where a large portion of the tooth surface is damaged, a veneer or a crown may be more advisable. Also, crowns can be placed if there is gross need for change in tooth shape or colour. If only tooth colour change is needed, bleaching is another alternative to bonding.
Bonding offers a new treatment option for dental problems. Best of all, it is conservative, inexpensive, and easily attained. If you don’t like your teeth, cosmetic bonding may be for you!
Whether or not bonding is a good choice for you depends on the size and part of your tooth that needs restoration. However, bonding provides simple and effective solutions for teeth that are:
In addition to the above examples, bonding can also restore cavities in front and back teeth, replace old or unattractive ‘silver fillings’, and repair root abrasions, to help prevent cavities and root sensitivity.
Most of the times is completed without local anesthetic or tooth preparation. In most cases, bonding requires only one visit to the dentist.
To bond a tooth, the surface of the tooth is etched with a mild acidic solution. This creates micropores (tiny crevices in the enamel), making the tooth more porous and receptive to the plastic bonding material. Next,the soft, pliable resin is spread over the tooth in layers. A bright beam of light locks the resins onto the tooth surface. Each layer hardens in secondes. After the last coat has been applied and hardened,the bonded material is shaped and polished.
The resin comes in many shades. Your dentist will match the resin to the shade of your natural teeth.
Whether your damaged teeth are a result of decay, dark fillings, a swinging door, or a bicycle mishap, bonding can give you something to smile about!
Psychologists have proven that a beautiful smile enhances your personal appearance and improves your self confidence.Remember your smile is often the first thing people notice about you and the last thing they forget!
For the healthiest gums use these formulas for brushing, flossing, massaging gums, mouth-rinses, proxa-brushes, sulca-brushes, rubber-tip stimulators to overcome sensitive teeth, to ease the recovery of oral surgery, and for general overall cavity prevention.
A beautiful smile can give patients a lifetime of happiness!