Bonding is the perfect repair solution for minor dental problems. It’s quick and easy to conduct. Tooth bonding utilizes resin material that is attached to the broken tooth. Bonding is an option when you want to restore or enhance the dental appearance of the tooth. It is relatively painless and can be completed in a single visit with your dentist.
Uses of Dental Bonding
Here’s when we suggest dental bonding as a dental solution.
- Repair decayed teeth
- Fix cracked or chipped teeth
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Mend discolored teeth
- Change the shape of teeth
- Protect exposed gum
Dental Bonding Procedure
At Apple Dental, we offer a streamlined dental bonding procedure. Since an extensive procedure is not required, you don’t have to book an early appointment. All our dentist has to do is select a composite resin color that matches your dental shade.
When that is done, the dentist will get to work on your tooth. The surface of the tooth needs to be roughened and conditioning liquid is applied. This will assist the bonding. The resin material is then applied, molded and set according to the desired shape wanted. An ultraviolet light may be used to harden the material.
A dental bonding procedure does not take more than an hour.
Types of Bonding
There are two types of bonding we offer.
1. Direct Composite Bonding:
Direct composite bonding is used to fill cavities and fix the edges of the tooth. The composite resin is directly applied to the tooth.
2. Adhesive Bonding:
Adhesive bonding repairs a broken tooth, crowns or porcelain veneers. A phosphoric acid solution is lightly applied to your tooth to shape it. Once that is done, the resin material is applied on the tooth, crown or veneer.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a quick solution to various dental problems. It is an easy and quick procedure. Unless it is required for many teeth, the procedure can be done in a single visit. Dental bonding causes no pain at all and no anesthesia is required. Furthermore, dental bonding is one of the most affordable dental procedures we offer at Apple Dental.
However, there is a disadvantage with dental bonding. The resin material is not strong and it may get worn out after several years. While it is appropriate for small dental fixes, dental bonding is not an alternative solution to bridgework, veneers or crown.
Maintaining your Bonded Tooth
Taking care of your bonded tooth isn’t difficult. Regular brushing of your teeth and flossing is required. Avoid biting on nails or pen as this could damage the bond.
If your tooth has extensive damage, we may recommend a better dental alternative. Whether you have a chipped tooth, discolored teeth, a dental structure with gaps or broken teeth, reach out to Apple Dental and we will fix the issue for you.