Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the problem area of the tooth to improve its appearance. The material is shaped and polished and bonded to the tooth. Dental bonding is an affordable way to improve the appearance of the tooth and improve self-confidence.
Dental bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers. Unlike veneers, dental bonding doesn’t require any tooth preparation. Instead, a tooth-colored composite resin is applied directly to the tooth and then shaped and smoothed to the desired result.
Advantages of dental bonding
There are several advantages of dental bonding.
- First, it’s one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments, making it a great choice for patients on a budget.
- It’s also a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it doesn’t require extensive dental work before or afterward.
- Dental bonding is also one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments. It can be used to address a wide range of dental issues, from minor chips to gaps between teeth.
However, it’s important to note that dental bonding isn’t a permanent solution. While dental bonding can last several years before needing to be redone, it will eventually lose its luster.
What happens during a dental bonding procedure?
Dental bonding can usually be completed in one dental visit. The first step is to slightly roughen the surface of the tooth so the bonding material can adhere. A conditioning liquid may be applied at this time. The tooth-colored material is applied and molded to the proper shape. The bonding material is then hardened using a special light.
Dental bonding recovery instructions
Getting dental bonding usually requires minimal or no recovery time. However, you may experience some sensitivity to extreme temperatures, such as ice cream or hot tea. You may also experience some sensitivity to pressure, such as biting into an apple. These sensitivity symptoms should subside within a few days.
What is dental bonding made of?
The dental bonding material is made of a composite resin. The resin is created with plastic and glass particles. The resin is flexible and can be molded and shaped before it hardens. This helps dental professionals put the resin in place.
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