Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a technique in which a tooth-coloured resinous material (a sturdy plastic material) is put in the tooth and solidified with a special light, which eventually “bonds” the material to the tooth to re-establish or enhance individual’s smile.

Dental bonding may be the choice of treatment:

§  As a filling material to restore decayed teeth (cavities).

§  To repair chipped or broken teeth.

§  To enhance the appearance of discoloured teeth.

§  To close spaces between teeth (diastema).

§  To make teeth look longer

§  For changing the shape of teeth.

§  As an aesthetic alternative to silver fillings.

§  To cover the tooth’s root that has been exposed due to gum recession.

Advantages: Dental bonding is among the simplest and most economical of cosmetic dental techniques. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are fabricated in a lab, bonding is possible in one office visit unless more teeth are involved. Another advantage is that minimal amount of tooth substance is cut. Also, dental bonding does not require anaesthesia unless it is being used to fill a tooth cavity.

Drawbacks: Although the material utilized for dental bonding is fairly resistant to staining, it is not as effective as crowns. Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials are not as strong or long lasting as others like crowns, veneers, or fillings.

Posted on by Dr. Ashnaei in Blog

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