When you have a broken, chipped, or stained tooth, then worry no more! There is a procedure that would help you make your broken, chipped or stained tooth look like a new tooth again without worrying how much you’ll spend. It’s called dental bonding, and many people with problems such as yours now have the most amazing smiles after they went through it. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure wherein a composite material which, is tooth-colored, is applied to the damaged tooth, which is then formed into the proper shape, hardened, and lastly, polished. It is so called Dental Bonding because the used materials are bonded to the tooth. Dental bonding is excellent for small cosmetic dentistry work, like fixing chipped or broken tooth, or stained tooth since the material used is tooth-colored, and thus less obvious than silver fillings.
What Does Dental Bonding Involve?
First, phosphoric acid will be gently applied to the surface of the damaged tooth, which will eventually roughen the surface to assist the bonding material to stay in the right place. After applying phosphoric acid, the bonding material will then be applied on the damaged tooth surface, formed into the proper shape. The bonding material will then be hardened and set with the use of a special light. Lastly, the composite material is polished for a smooth finish.
When Dental Bonding is a Good Choice
If a dental problem such as broken or chipped tooth, gap between your teeth or stained tooth is just a small issue to you, then dental bonding may be the right choice. Dental bonding can also be performed to reshape or recontour teeth, and can be used as white filling for small cavities. However, if you have large cavities and want to have white set of teeth, then the veneers and bleaching procedure must be done.
Maintenance of Dental Bonding
Since dental bonding material is prone to braking or staining compared to crown on veneer procedures, it is very important to take good care of the tooth or teeth after the procedure. One must follow the dentists’ tips that would help keep the teeth and overall oral health condition in good state. For one, Avoid or minimize intake of coffee, tea, or red wine because it can cause discoloration of the dental material used. Smokers should quit as well because smoking can also cause discoloration and can cause gum diseases, and even oral cancer. Avoid biting nails and chewing hard objects or food to avoid breakage of the dental bonding material. Most importantly, call or visit your dentist when you notice something unusual when you eat, or when biting.
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