Are you self-conscious about your teeth because they are broken, chipped or stained? Cosmetic dental bonding can help them appear new again in a relatively inexpensive way.
Dental bonding is a type of dentistry that fixes minor issues with teeth through the use of a special composite material that is directly applied, sculpted, hardened and polished. The procedure is called bonding because of the way that the material and the tooth form a bond.
Bonding is optimal for minor cosmetic work by repairing a chipped or broken tooth or closing gaps in between teeth. Bonding is also used sometimes to create dental fillings for small cavities due to the fact that the bonding material closely resembles the color of teeth, making it more aesthetically appealing than fillings that have a silver color.
Although dental bonding is not as expensive as dental veneers, it is not a perfect solution for every patient.
To begin a cosmetic dental bonding, your dentist will apply an acidic agent to your teeth to roughen their surface in preparation for receiving the bonding material. This process helps create a h2er bond between the bonding material and your teeth. The process is not painful at all.
The bonding material itself is a soft and malleable substance that is placed onto the surface of the tooth. Your dentist will carefully shape and sculpt it. Next, a special light will help it to “cure.” This means that it helps the material to solidify and set. The last step is when your dentist will polish the composite and buff it for a nice, smooth finish.