Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure designed to help repair a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth. You may also find this procedure helpful if you have stained or discolored teeth and gaps between your teeth. A comprehensive dental bonding procedure from Dr. Rohan Shah is the quickest and most painless way to restore the function and color of your teeth.
The first procedure of bonding acrylic resin to dentin was developed in 1949 by a Swiss chemist, Oskar Hagger.
The initial step in the tooth bonding process is tooth preparation. Dr. Rohan Shah will examine your teeth and clean them to ensure they are free from tartar and plaque. The dentist may not use anesthesia unless there is a cavity that needs to be drilled and filled before bonding. The dentist will then select composite resin color that blends with the color of your teeth.
During the bonding process, Dr. Shah will create a rough surface on the affected tooth and apply the bonding material. Roughing the surface helps the composite agent and liquid to stick firmly. The tooth-colored composite material is administered, molded, and flattened to the desired shape.
Your Naperville dentist will then harden the material with a specialized light or laser before trimming and polishing it to match the other teeth.
Keep your mouth and dental implant healthy by brushing and flossing regularly. Don’t forget to see your dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam.
Dental bonding is one of the safest and most secure restorative dentistry procedures that treat tooth damage. Unlike veneers, composite resin does not damage the enamel, so you don’t have to worry about constant repairs.
In addition to protecting your teeth, dental bonding can also offer cosmetic benefits. It can be used to correct minor oral imperfections to improve the appearance of your smile.
Unlike dental crowns and veneers that involve a complex treatment process, teeth bonding can be completed in a single office visit.
You may benefit from dental bonding if you have stained teeth, dental decay, unusually short teeth, and chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.
The lifespan of composite bonds varies from person to person. But on average, they can last up to a decade or longer if you practice proper oral hygiene.
Dental bonds are made from a special plastic known as composite resin. Although this material is not as strong as enamel, it can last for years.