Dental bonding is the process of applying a composite resin on the surface of the teeth in order to treat surface imperfections. It is a cosmetic dental procedure that is commonly used to treat issues such as chipping, spacing, misshapen teeth, excessive wear, etc. At Lincolnway dental center, we always choose the best procedures to help you get closer to the smile you’ve always dreamt of.
Application of dental bonding
Chipped teeth:Teeth often lose a certain face/edge when the patient sustains oral trauma. This can ruin the aesthetics of the smile and often lead to embarrassment. Bonding can be used to bring back such teeth to their original shape and form.
Worn out teeth: Teeth undergo regular wear as they come in contact with each other while biting and chewing food. However, this is normal and wouldn’t affect the appearance of the smile. The real culprit is bruxism or night-time teeth grinding, which can cause excessive wear and make the teeth look significantly shorter. They can be restored using bonding.
Excessively spaced teeth: Spacing is a form of malocclusion where the teeth are spaced too far apart from each other. It leaves a bad facial appearance when you smile, which is why restoring such teeth using composite bonding techniques is one of the best solutions to it.
Exposed root surfaces: The teeth may undergo gum receding when they contract any form of gum disease. The exposed root surfaces may become highly sensitive to hot and cold foods, causing hypersensitivity. Composite resin can be bonded with the exposed root surfaces to prevent this.
Why should you choose dental bonding?
- They are highly strong and durable. Their rate of wear is very similar to that of the enamel, which is why they are one of the most sought-after dental restorations.
- Composite bonding involves the application of tooth-colored resinous material. This makes it difficult to notice and distinguish from the natural enamel.
- It can be used for multiple restorative purposes, making it quite useful for minor restorations. Also, it strengthens the structure of the tooth.
- The procedure involved in bonding is very simple. The process can be completed in as less as one visit to the dentist’s office.
How is bonding done?
The dentist would determine your candidacy for composite bonding after careful diagnosis. Your teeth would be cleaned thoroughly and prepared by etching the surface using a suitable solution. The resin used for bonding will be matched with the exact color of the enamel prior to the procedure. Next, a layer of resin will be applied to the tooth and shaped accordingly. It will be hardened using a curing light. The process will be repeated, where multiple layers of resin will be applied on the tooth and hardened until the contour of the tooth is restored.
Call us at 630-897-1300 or schedule an online appointment to discuss composite bonding with our highly experienced team.