Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding may be used to repair chipped teeth or provide a new surface over teeth using composite resin. For cases whereby composite resin is applied to the entire tooth surface in improving aesthetics of teeth, this type of dental bonding is referred to as composite veneers.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

  • Repairs decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities) 
  • Repairs small chipped or cracked teeth 
  • Improves the appearance of discolored teeth or make cosmetic improvements
  • Closes minor gaps and spaces between teeth 
  • Makes teeth look longer 
  • changes the color and shape of teeth
  • Lightens stains
  • Corrects mild crooked teeth to a certain degree
  • A cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings 
  • Protects a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede 

Procedure for Dental Bonding

1.First evaluation and bonding tooth preparation

  • A shade guide to select a composite resin color that closely match the color of your tooth
  • the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth

2.Application of bonding resin

  • The composite resin is then applied, molded and smoothed to the desired shape
  • Light is used to harden the material
  • After the material is hardened, the resin is further trimmed, shaped and polished to match the tooth surface

3.Care of the Dental Bonding

  • Brush and floss the veneer as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist
Step 1
tooth
Inlays are similar to fillings but the entire work lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering one or more cusps. Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns. Overlays extends outwards from onlays.
Step 2
Brush
Inlays are similar to fillings but the entire work lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering one or more cusps. Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns. Overlays extends outwards from onlays.
Step 3
floss
Inlays are similar to fillings but the entire work lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering one or more cusps. Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns. Overlays extends outwards from onlays.

Recovery Expectations

Since bonding does not result in the removal of any tooth structure, there should be little or no sensitivity.

Care for Dental Bondings

  • Simply follow good oral hygiene practices.
  • Brush at least twice a day. It is good practice to brush after eating and before bedtime. 
  • Floss at least once to twice a day. 
  • Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
  • Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this area
  • See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings


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