Teeth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a simple dental procedure repairing chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. It is also used to fix gaps between teeth and discolored teeth. It is mainly made of teeth-colored composite resin. Apart from the fact that they make your smile aesthetically pleasing, bonding helps to chew and bite food normally and thus prevent further damage.
What are the Uses of Teeth Bonding?
- The composite resin is used to fill the cavities and repair decayed teeth
- It secures gap between teeth
- Brushes up the appearance of discolored teeth
- Replaces silver fillings with resin fillings
- Protects teeth from gum recession
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Bonding is one of the simplest and most inexpensive cosmetic dental procedures. It is very less time-consuming and is done in one appointment with the dentist, unlike dental veneers or crowns that are done in two or more sittings. A minimal amount of tooth enamel is removed, allowing us to retain a significant part of the natural tissues of the teeth. The procedure does not require any sedatives and is almost painless.
How is Teeth Bonding Done?
No preparation is needed for the teeth bonding. It does not even need local anesthesia at times when no cavities are to be filled. In your appointment with the dentist, we determine the color of the resin composite from a shade guide that is to be used for teeth bonding. The dentist prepares the teeth to be bonded. After the surface of the teeth is roughened, a conditioning liquid is applied that helps the bonding substance to stick to your teeth.
The teeth-colored composite resin is applied to the teeth surface, and it is smoothened and molded to give it its desired shape. The resin is then hardened with a special UV light, fixing the material to the surface of the teeth. The dentist then trims, shapes, and polishes the resin to match the luster of your natural teeth. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for a single tooth. Adjustments are made accordingly.
How to Take Care of Bonded Teeth?
- Very cold and hard food items like ice cubes should not be chewed with bonded teeth
- Avoid excess sugary substances like candy as this might damage your dental bonding
- Do not drink excess coffee, tea, red wine, or smoke cigarettes as this might stain your teeth
- Brush and floss at least twice a day and visit your dentist regularly for checkups.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.