Dental bonding or tooth bonding is the procedure of restoring a damaged or broken tooth to improve the health and aesthetics of the teeth. Bonding is a fast and comparatively inexpensive treatment option to fix tooth damage.
The dental bonding process involves applying a moldable tooth-colored resin to fix an existing tooth that is fractured, decayed, discolored, or chipped. This cosmetic dentistry procedure helps improve the smile of the patient and improve its aesthetics and appearance. Veneers, when molded to the tooth, can harden and last for several years.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to dental fillings and can be used to treat cavities or those teeth having exposed roots caused as a result of receding gums.
Here are the major dental concerns that are treated using dental veneers:
- Chipped teeth
- Naturally misshapen teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Small teeth
- Severe dental stains and tooth discoloration
Benefits of dental bonding
Dental bonding helps boost the look and aesthetics of damaged, defective, or stained teeth. The significant benefits of the application of dental bonding are as follows:
- It helps cover teeth stains, discolorations, and dullness.
- Dental veneers can be used to protect those teeth that do not get whiten by conventional teeth whitening procedures.
- Cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth enamel can be fixed using dental veneers.
- Veneers help to close excessive spacing between the teeth.
- Veneers can be used to hide the edges of naturally misshapen teeth.
- With dental veneers, it is possible to cover the tooth root area that has become too exposed due to gum recession.
The tooth bonding process
Tooth bonding is a fast, efficient, and non-invasive treatment option to fix and restore a damaged tooth.
The tooth bonding procedure at Smile World Dental typically takes just one visit, and the treatment needs 30 minutes to one hour per tooth. The steps involved in the tooth bonding process are as follows:
At Smile World Dental, the tooth bonding process begins by conducting a thorough examination of the patient's mouth, followed by cleaning the tooth to be bonded. After preparing the tooth, it is rubbed with a mild conditioning solution that is capable of facilitating the bonding process. The tooth-colored resin is then brushed in several coats onto the teeth to create a new tooth structure and is cured with a special light to bond to the teeth well. Once the desired amount of resin is applied, the bonding material is shaped to make it look like the other natural teeth in the mouth. The final step involves polishing the restored tooth.
Do you want to know more about the tooth bonding procedure? Call us today at (209) 732-1123 and schedule an appointment.