Dental Bonding is a simple and painless procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them.
Dental Bonding Procedure can be used to fix small cosmetic defects such as fractured, chipped, gapped or discolored teeth. It can also be considered as alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings, and can be used to protect a part of the tooth’s root that may be exposed. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are bonded to your tooth surface to refine the shape and appearance of your teeth.
Due to some limitations to the restorative impacts that bonding can have, Dr. Patel only recommends Dental Bonding for small cosmetic changes, temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure such as front teeth. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Patel will be able to tell you if bonding is right for you or may make other recommendations relative to your personal conditions.
We will examine your teeth and gums to make sure bonding is appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. We may take X-rays of your teeth. Our dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.
Our doctor prepares the tooth for the bonding material by gently roughing the surface of the tooth. Once the surface is adequately
Next the tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth and the doctor carefully molds and shapes it to conform to the natural look of your tooth. Then a special polymerization light is used for one or two minutes to cure and fuse the resin to the tooth.
Our doctor concludes the bonding treatment by polishing and/or shaping your tooth.
Since the material used in dental bonding is not as strong as your real teeth, chewing on pens or biting on fingernails can chip the material. Bonding is not as strong as other restorative procedures such as crowns, veneers, or fillings; therefore, it usually needs to be repaired every few years or so. It is also not as stain resistant as crowns