Dental bonding is a process wherein a special tooth color resin is applied to a tooth and later hardened with a special light. Dental bonding is performed to improve a tooth’s appearance or to restore it.
When is Denting Bonding an Option?
Dental bonding is a good option to repair decaying or decayed teeth, to repair cracked or chipped teeth, improve a discolored tooth’s appearance, close space between two teeth, make the teeth longer, change a tooth’s shape or in place of amalgam fillings or to protect a tooth’s root after erosion of the gums.
How is Dental Bonding Performed?
- The tooth is prepared: A bit of preparation is necessary before the dental bonding process can begin. Anesthesia is not given to the patient unless there is a tooth filling involved. The first step is to select the right color of the composite resin (it should match the color of the tooth closely).
- The actual bonding: The tooth surface is roughened so that it will hold the composite. A conditioning agent is also added to the tooth. The composite is then pasted on the tooth and moulded to the desired shape. Next, it is smoothed. After the proper shape is achieved, the dentist trims, reshapes and polishes the tooth to make sure that the sheen resembles the natural tooth. This whole process takes just 30 to 60 minutes.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
There are several advantages to dental bonding. It is very easy to perform and one of the least expensive cosmetic dental techniques. Unlike a crown or veneer which has to manufactured in a lab, a dental bonding can be done in one clinical visit (unless there are several teeth involved). Another advantage compared to crowns and veneers is that the tooth enamel is conserved. Finally, you don’t have to take anesthesia, as long as you are not using the technique to fill cavities.
Interested in Learning More About Dental Bonding? Contact Park Ave Pediatric Dentistry.
For more information about dental bonding, contact Park Ave Pediatric Dentistry. We are located in Fifth Avenue, New York. We can be directly reached at 212-879-6518. We look forward to hearing from you soon.