Composite bonding is a simple and meticulous process conducted by a well-trained dentist at the dental practice. During the procedure, a composite resin is used to make changes to the structure and contour of damaged, worn out, misshapen, or chipped teeth. Though the process is simple and less time-consuming, it can have a drastic positive effect on your teeth, giving you the confidence to smile open-heartedly.
What is bonding used for?
Bonding is used for the following treatment procedures:
- Restore the shape and structural integrity of broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Restore the color of extremely discolored teeth
- Eliminate the excessive gaps between adjacent teeth
- Restore the shape of naturally misshapen teeth
How is composite bonding done?
The dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth when you arrive for the initial consultation. During this, various factors such as the severity of the condition, the extent of damage to the teeth, the presence of cavities or gum diseases, existing restorations on the teeth, etc., are considered while determining your candidacy for the procedure.
Next, the composite resin will be made by matching it with the teeth' color, texture, and translucency. The teeth will be prepared for the procedure by thoroughly cleaning them and etching their surface using a suitable etching solution. This allows the composite resin to stay attached well to the prepared surface and keep it from getting dislodged. The resin will be placed on the tooth and shaped accordingly to match the tooth's ideal appearance. It will be hardened using a curing light, after which the procedure will be repeated. The resin will be applied in multiple layers and set, after which it will be polished to give it just the right luster.
- What are the advantages of bonding?
- Bonding is quite a simple, inexpensive, and quick process.
- The composite resin used for the procedure is highly customizable to match the exact appearance of the natural teeth.
- The composite resin applied on the tooth offers excellent durability and longevity. With the right care, the restoration lasts for several years without any hassle.
- It is a worthy alternative to dental crowns or veneers.
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