Here at Perrinville Family Dentistry you will find the best experts to repair your teeth using a very simple procedure called dental bonding. In case of a chipped or discolored tooth, your smile can be restored with a minimally invasive procedure. Bonding means molding the restoration material with great precision on the teeth; the procedure can be completed in a single visit and with very low costs.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a method used for repairing a chipped, fractured, discolored, or even decayed tooth. It is a simple procedure that consists of applying a special composite material to one of the tooth faces to improve aesthetic appearance. It is mainly recommended for aesthetic reasons, but it also helps with other dental problems. It will improve the appearance of a tooth that has undergone minor changes in shape or color. It can also help reduce the distance between certain teeth or to lengthen shorter teeth. Bonding can also change the shape or color of a tooth or protect the roots in case of gingival retraction.
This is possible due to a special property of composite materials, called bonding. This property provides a very strong bond between the composite material and the tooth. Bonding requires minimal preparation of the tooth. With the help of a color key, the closest shade to the tooth will be chosen. The resinous material used will be molded and polished to fit the shape of the tooth. The overall health of the teeth and gums will be assessed before this procedure. Dental bonding can help solve many problems such as caries, cracked teeth, dental fractures, large interdental spaces, and yellowing of the teeth.
There are two major types of dental bonding: direct and indirect. With direct bonding, the composite material will be molded on the tooth with great precision and as aesthetically as possible. This mixture is applied to the surface of the tooth, carved with a special cutter, polished and finally molded. The direct bonding process will not require any other visits or procedures beforehand. Indirect bonding involves the intervention of one of our dental technicians. For the future application of a crown, for example, a mold is necessary. So the work area is first polished and prepared for the crown/final work.
The composite material is applied to the surface of the tooth, molded, polymerized with a curing light, then finished and polished. Dental bonding is a procedure with multiple advantages. The aesthetics are greatly improved, and the costs are very low. It is also a fast and painless procedure and requires no anesthesia except in precise cases. However, the materials used for dental bonding are less resistant to stains and less durable compared to facets or dental crowns.
Direct bonding can give you a beautiful and healthy smile for many years after the procedure. Call our experts here at Perrinville Family Dentistry at (425) 616-0620 today and find out everything about dental bonding and if it’s the right fit for you!