Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that can change the appearance of your teeth and rebuild missing tooth structures for teeth that have been damaged or decayed.
Composite resin is bonded to teeth to add structure to a tooth, make them larger, longer, or cover up other imperfections. This is the same material used in dental fillings so it’s durable and looks very natural because we match the shade to your natural teeth.
Dental bonding is non-invasive but is often used alongside tooth contouring which involves drilling away a small amount of tooth enamel to help achieve the ultimate smile aesthetics.
Dr. Munira Sulaiman or Dr. Mandeep Singh will assess the condition of your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental bonding.
A shade guide will be used to match the shade of your natural teeth to the composite resin used to bond your teeth.
We will roughen the surface of each tooth’s enamel and apply a conditioning liquid to etch the teeth. This helps the resin stick.
Composite resin is then painted onto the tooth in layers and cured with UV light.
After we cure the composite resin, it will be completely hardened. Now we can perform any additional shaping and trimming that we want to make the tooth the exact shape and size that you want.
Repair Damage – If you have chipped, cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged teeth, bonding can repair and strengthen your teeth to protect them from breakage. Bonding is a more cost-effective alternative to dental crowns and preserves more of the natural tooth structure. However, severely damaged teeth are not suitable for dental bonding.
Improve Cosmetic Appearance – Whether you have discolored, misaligned, small, sharp, short, awkwardly shaped teeth or have gaps in your smile, dental bonding can cover up all of these cosmetic problems with the appearance of perfectly straight, white, symmetrical teeth. Bonding is a cheaper and less invasive alternative to veneers.
If you are in good oral health and have minor tooth damage or cosmetic issues with your smile then you are a great candidate for dental bonding. Things that rule you out as a candidate include active oral health problems, severe tooth damage, or severe orthodontic problems.
Dental bonding has an average lifespan of 3 to 10 years. Composite resin can become worn down, damaged, or dislodged over the years if you don’t care for your bonded teeth. To prolong the lifespan of your dental bonding, you should brush and floss twice a day, attend dental cleanings every 6 months, limit your exposure to stains, and prevent wear and tear.
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