Cosmetic Dentistry & Bonding is the procedure of employing a flexible material to bond a broken tooth then it hardens and also protects the tooth. Bonding is often used in an emergency scenario when a tooth is chipped. The cosmetic aspect of bonding is that it may enhance the whole appearance of teeth when done properly, but as with so many processes in dentistry the science of the process is consistent, but if the dentist does not have the artistic eye required to match, contour, and create the bond to the tooth then you may end up with a less than pleasing and extremely fake looking bonded tooth.

Many tooth bonds are not intended to be permanent, but they are often extremely strong and durable. The composite resin is utilized by this procedure and that can be used for different aesthetic and structural processes. The overall process to bond a tooth is not overly complicated, but it does require a detailed approach.

The composite needs a clean surface to bond with, the surface of the tooth where in fact the composite will be employed is cleaned thoroughly to eliminate any tartar or debris accumulation.

The tooth surface is subsequently etched with the special phosphoric acid based gel that delivers an excellent surface for composite to attach to. The bonding agent is applied to etched tooth surface and a special light is then utilized to activate the complex to harden and set. The complex is also put on the tooth in different thin layers until appropriate shape, translucency and feel is attained.This is the part where science meets art and if not done properly it could look more like a ‘science experiment’ instead of the smile you deserve. Finally the complex needs to be buffed and polished to acquire desired contour as well as smooth finish.

Cosmetic bonding generally demands a single visit to the physician. Applying a resin is really a talent and it needs applying it in the best form for the tooth, so the dentist will gradually employ this. Employing the resin is hardened under the light, so in scenarios, it doesn’t need a local anesthetic.

The cosmetic bonding will be applied by your dentist to the tooth if it’s chipped or may be cracked or discolored. Even bonding may be utilized to fill the little cavities or the gaps between teeth. So actually it can enhance your smile, too too as protect your teeth against additional rot.

To maintain the results obtained by this approach, it is crucial to practice the great oral hygiene. Keep your teeth clean by brushing regularly and flossing, and schedule routine cleaning by dental hygienist or dentist. When you think about it, you really should be keeping up with a consistent dental hygiene at all times, but knowing that bonding will fail quicker without the proper hygiene is an additional reminder of the importance of daily dental care as well as regular dentist visits to have your teeth professionally cleaned. The video below will give you more insights about how bonding is used and the relationship to cosmetic dentistry. Grove City Dental would welcome the chance to answer any questions that you may have. Give us a call at 614-808-1700. Regardless of your current dental health we will not make you feel embarrassed and will share with you what options you have to move you toward the smile of your dreams.


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