If you have a chipped, cracked, or decayed tooth, dental bonding can restore and improve the appearance of teeth. Besides giving you the confidence to flash your pearly whites, they also change the shape and colour of your teeth and are an alternative to amalgam fillings.
Tooth bonding procedures involve the use of tooth-coloured composite resin to bond your teeth and repair damage. Usually, your dentist will not administer anesthesia for this procedure. The dentist will choose the colour of the resin that matches that of your natural teeth. The process takes about half an hour to one hour per tooth, depending on the complexity of the issue.
It is a cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure that is significantly cheaper than other cosmetic solutions, such as crowns and veneers. With the advancements in dental technologies and techniques, there is often little to no pain involved in this procedure. The bonding material is resinous and can be blended inconspicuously to match the colour of your natural teeth.
To start the process, our dentist uses a shade guide to determine the colour shade that closely matches your natural teeth. Next, he or she roughens the tooth’s surface and applies a liquid that allows the bonding agent to stick on the tooth. After, the dentist smears the bonding material over the liquid on your teeth. He or she then moulds and shapes the tooth then uses ultraviolet light to harden the material. This can then be polished and smoothened so that it blends with the teeth.
A healthy smile is a confidence booster. If you have chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth, contact us at Dana Dental and book your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!