Dental Bonding Treatment for Stained or Broken Teeth

Dental bonding is the most straightforward and cost-effective procedure for stained or broken teeth. It is now one of the most commonly performed dental procedures by dentists, with the methods having advanced significantly since its inception nearly six decades ago. Continue reading to know more about how bonding is used for correcting teeth breakage and discoloration.

The dental bonding definition

The word "dental bonding" was coined because the procedure involves affixing bonding materials to the tooth surface. Composite is a tooth-colored plastic that is customizable in different shades to match various tooth colors. Dental bonding is commonly used for aesthetic purposes due to its tooth-colored properties. It can be used to whiten teeth, close cracks between teeth, and fill in places where dental decay has caused harm without being obvious on the teeth.

How it works

The dentist will first choose the right composite color that suits the teeth that requires restoration. A rubber or dental dam is used to separate the working area to avoid saliva contamination, which could interfere with the bonding operation. A phosphoric acid solution is added to the tooth surface and allowed to linger for a few seconds before being cleaned off with water. This process is similar to roughening a surface with sandpaper and helps to improve the bonding strength of the composite material to the tooth surface.

After that, the bonding agent is applied to the roughened base. The putty-like composite material is then applied and molded to the natural contours of the teeth before hardening with a high-intensity light curing system. The last step is for the dentist to polish the tooth to eliminate irregularities and make the surface of the newly bonded tooth smoother.

It is important to note that the composite dental bonding procedure will not last forever and will need to be replaced within a few years. Since the material is not as hard as the teeth, extra caution must be taken to avoid chipping. These restorations can get stained as a result of the staining beverages and foods consumed.

Dental bonding cannot repair or strengthen all chipped, stained, or decayed teeth. Depending on the nature of the deterioration or the depth of the stains, the dentist will determine if dental bonding is the best option for you or whether bleaching, veneers, or crowns are a better fit.

The durability of dental bonding

A dental bonding technique will produce dramatic effects. Patients will be able to smile openly since the tooth-colored composite is difficult to notice, even when people are nearby. The dental bonding material is very durable. The total strength of the substance can be increased by layering the dental resin. Touch-up work may be performed as desired after a few years to extend the life of the bonding material.

Final note

Contact a professional dentist to know more about dental bonding and whether it is the best choice for you and your needs. You will undergo a dental evaluation so that the dentist can make the best recommendation. Book an appointment to get started.

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