Are you looking to correct your fracture teeth? Then, you may be a need to undergo dental bonding. It is a best choice for candidates with chipped or fractured tooth to reshape as before. It is a branch of cosmetic dentistry. It is an alternative technique to Amalgamate filling. It is long lasting as it strongly bonds to the tooth enamel.
Types of dental bonding
Depending upon the number of visits for dental bonding, these are of two types.
1. Simple bonding
Simple dental bonding can be completed in one day. It does not require any preparation.
2. Complex bonding
Complex dental bonding can complete in two visits. In this dentist takes impressions of fractured tooth and takes time to prepare bonding.
How is dental bonding done?
Dental bonding is used to restore the fractured tooth, decayed tooth.
The steps involved in the process of dental bonding are:
- Dentist examines the area where bonding to be done.
- Local anesthesia is not required unless the bonding is required for decayed tooth.
- Phosphoric acid is applied on the surface of the tooth where bonding to be done to roughen the surface.
- Then thin layer of bonding material is placed on the surface of the tooth.
- A beam of ultra violet or laser light is passed to bond the resin to the surface of the tooth and several layers of resin are added and harden in turn. This takes one hour to complete.
- Once the bonding is complete, Dentist mold to the desired shape and adjustments will be made if necessary.
- Finally, the tooth is polished until its color matches the rest of the teeth.
Dental bonding is an ideal option for the following.
- Changing the shape of the teeth
- Increasing the length of the teeth
- Repairing fractured teeth
- Repairing decayed tooth
- Repairing cracked and chipped teeth
- Bonding the gap between teeth
- Removing stains on teeth
Benefits of dental bonding
- It improves the appearance of teeth
- It is economical
- Durable and long lasting
- Compared to other techniques, dental bonding does not require anesthesia
- Can complete in a single visit.
- Not resistant to stains
- In some cases, the bonding material may chip or break.
As the advantages of dental bonding overcome the disadvantages, dentist prefer this for candidates who wants to repair fractured or cracked teeth.