Dental Bonding

Published on April 28, 2012 by

Dentists are very well equipped and skilled in dental bonding procedures. Dental bonding is usually recommended to fix chipped or broken front teeth that may also have dental caries. Dental bonding can also be used to improve your appearance, and correct misalignments and spaces between your teeth. Your dentist can also use dental bonding to cover root surfaces of teeth have become exposed due to gum recession. The procedure may require a very small amount of tooth removed or a roughening of the tooth surface. However, if there are dental caries involved, the dentist may have to numb your mouth to remove the decay and repair the tooth using dental bonding.
      Your dentist will choose a matching shade from a tooth shade guide in order to properly match your teeth. There are several steps involved in dental bonding, and this may be more expensive than amalgam filling because it is more technique sensitive and costs more for the filling material. Your tooth/teeth will be roughed using a special dental drill, an etching solution will be used, rinsed off with water, the tooth completely dried, and then an unfilled resin material will be placed, followed by a filled resin material. A special light source is used to set both the unfilled resin and the filled resin. The dental bonding(s) can then be shaped and polished using special drills. This procedure usually only takes 45 minutes to an hour, and is performed at one dental visit.

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