What is Dental Bonding

What is Dental Bonding?

Dentistry and dental aesthetics offer us different solutions to have a bright and healthy smile, which is almost universally important to all people. Dental technology has made enormous progress in recent years, offering a multiplicity of solutions adapted to various needs and characteristics and dental issues you may face and improvements you want made to your smile. One of the most requested methods of enhancing the aesthetics and function of your teeth is undoubtedly dental bonding. Dental bonding is an inexpensive, non-invasive, and effective practice that guarantees excellent results and a marked improvement in our smile and our appearance.


What is dental bonding


Very often we see on television or in magazines actors and singers with an irresistible smile, with bright white teeth. A daily and deep dental care is sometimes not enough to guarantee this result, and this is where dental aesthetics comes into play, which offers various procedures to improve the aesthetics of the teeth.


Bonding is a simple and non-invasive, but high-quality technique that takes place in the dental office and involves coating the enamel of the outer surface of the teeth with a composite material. This material gives brightness to the smile and face by whitening the teeth.


Bonding is also a very useful tool in case you want to cover imperfections concerning our mouth, such as chipped or broken teeth, or in case you want to fill small unsightly spaces between the teeth or cavities. It is also used to cover enamel stains and give new shine to the smile with a simple procedure that must always be carried out by a professional.


Bonding can also be used to protect the root of the tooth from tooth sensitivity in case of withdrawn gums: inflammation of the tooth root and bacterial proliferation can also lead to pulpitis, with the consequent need for root canal therapy. Bonding can stop this from happening.


Dental bonding: procedure


The treatment for dental bonding involves a process composed of several steps:

* overview of the teeth
* preparation stage
* etching
* application of resins
* drying
* latest modeling
* polishing


In the preparation phase, after having made an overview of the teeth to evaluate their condition, the dentist identifies the color to be applied closest to that of the teeth, and proceeds with the application on the dental surface of an acid substance which promotes bonding and adhesive potential of sealants, which thus adhere better to the tooth structure. This procedure is called "etching" and involves enamel and dentin. Then the layer of resins is applied, which will be shaped and smoothed in case of imperfections and to adapt it to the size of the teeth. When the compound is applied, it is dried through the use of ultraviolet rays, completing the modeling and polishing.


Dental bonding: risks and maintenance


Compared to dental veneers, which are specially produced in the laboratory, bonding is a less invasive intervention and a less expensive solution; at the same time, however, the teeth treated with bonding can stain faster and do not guarantee a satisfactory result in case of teeth whitening.


The composite resin, however resistant, can easily get scratched in case of nail biting or when chewing very hard foods. The same is true if you have a habit of chewing on hard or plastic objects, such as pencils and pens.


Dental bonding can dramatically improve your smile for less money and time than veneers or other solutions. Talk to your dentist today to find out if bonding might work for your smile needs.


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