Whether you are seeking treatment for cavities or want to improve the appearance of teeth, a dental bonding procedure is ideal in both situations.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental or tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure. Dentists use it to fix decayed, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. They will also use it to restore a discoloured tooth, fill gaps between teeth, and even lengthen a tooth that seems shorter than the other teeth.
Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about tooth bonding:
What oral issues does the dental bonding procedure treat?
A dental bonding is ideal for teeth damaged from minor injuries and not decayed severely. It is also best for fixing the discolouration of teeth if you do not have an issue with the natural colour of your teeth. In case, you are not happy with the overall colour of your teeth, then you must go for teeth whitening treatments.
What happens during a dental bonding procedure?
The procedure is simple and does not require much time for a single tooth. At times, you may need anaesthesia, but generally, it is not required.
Firstly, the dentist will choose a composite resin colour to match your natural tooth. They will then proceed to create a rough surface on your tooth so that the bonding agent sticks to it easily. Next, the dentist will add the composite resin to the area and mould it to fix the damage.
In the end, a UV light makes everything come together. Finally, the dentist will shape the tooth so that it looks natural and unnoticeable.
How long does dental bonding last?
The average lifespan of the results of treatment is between 3 and 10 years. After this period, you most likely will need a touch-up. How long the results last also depends on the personal habits of the patients. For example, frequent consumption of hard items like ice or candies can damage the bonding site.
Are there risks to getting dental tooth bonding?
This is a safe procedure, which can be completed in an outpatient facility. There are almost no risks involved in this treatment. As compared to getting veneers, the dentist will not grind down your affected tooth. This means that even you damage the composite resin bonding, you can always go back to get it fixed. Moreover, the composite resin material is less likely to break compared to crowns and veneers.
Chula Vista Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Nick Addario is a qualified cosmetic dentist in Chula Vista. If you want to get a cavity, discoloured, cracked, broken, or chipped tooth fixed, you can visit his dental office for getting successful treatment. He is supported by a fully trained staff, which is cooperative and make patients feel comfortable throughout their experience. Clients will also enjoy a hygienic ambience.
To learn more about the dental bonding procedure or book your appointment, please give us a call or visit our office.