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The Comprehensive Guide to Dental Bonding

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Office
The Comprehensive Guide to Dental BondingBonding is a dental procedure that helps to fill in gaps and cracks with tooth-colored composite materials. It can be done for cosmetic purposes or as an emergency measure, such as when someone has lost a filling. Dental bonding is most often used to fix chipped or worn down teeth, but it can also address other problems like discoloration and spacing issues. This article breaks down the basics of dental bonding: how it works, what types exist, where you can find them, and more!

What Is Dental Bonding, And How Does It Work?

Bonding is a dental procedure that can create an esthetic smile by enhancing the appearance of a natural tooth structure. The process allows for several options in reshaping teeth, closing gaps, or covering stains on existing teeth. It uses composite resin materials (a mixture consisting of liquid and monomer powder) like those found in white fillings, but it cures under UV light instead of heat like other types of bonding treatments.

The way this works starts with first removing any decay from your tooth using standard cleaning methods such as scaling and root planing if required, then carefully preparing the surface before applying etching material which will help hold your new restoration into position. Afterward, you'll apply adhesive material onto the prepared surfaces, followed by placing the composite material onto the bonding agent and then curing it with a special light. We can repeat this process several times to build up your restoration until it's complete, but all this takes time, so you will need at least two appointments for most cases.

Tips On Maintaining Your Smile After The Procedure

We recommend that you drink plenty of water and brush your teeth twice a day. This will counter the effects of gum recession, which can cause the color to be more noticeable. Brushing should last at least two minutes or as long as it takes for you to sing “Happy Birthday” twice through.-Avoid acidic foods and drinks such as oranges and soda. Acid can make the tooth color change or even cause a new cavity to form. Limit your coffee, tea, and red wine intake because they all contain tannins that stain teeth.

If you have questions about this procedure, please reach out to us on (number), and we'll be glad to assist in any way we can. 

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