What Is Dental Bonding Made Of

Dental bonding is best described as the application of a resin to a chipped, discolored, decayed or fractured tooth.  The resin is composite that matches the color of nearby teeth. We can complete bonding in as little as one visit to the dentist. During the bonding procedure, we bond the material directly to the tooth.

A Closer look at dental bonding:

The Basics of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a fairly affordable and direct means of beautifying a chipped or discolored tooth.  Bonding consists of composite resin that we shape and polish to look similar to nearby teeth. Dental bonding can also close those ugly spaces between the teeth, alter tooth shape, change color and even make teeth look longer.

This is also a popular alternative to conventional amalgam filling.  Dental bonding even serves as a form of protection for the tooth roots that appear during gum recession.

The Application of Dental Bonding

No preparation is required for dental bonding.  Anesthesia is typically unnecessary unless bonding is to be used to fill a tooth that has decayed.  The dentist makes use of a shade guide to pinpoint the perfect composite resin hue for your bonding. This color will blend nicely with the color of surrounding teeth. The dentist will lightly etch or abrade the tooth's surface to sightly roughen it.

The tooth is coated with a light application of a conditioning liquid. This liquid ameliorates the bonding process. The actual bonding material is a resin similar to putty that matches the color of surrounding teeth. We will smooth the resin out and mold it into just the right shape. We will then harden the bonding material with a laser or ultraviolet light.

Once the bonding material hardens, the dentist will continue to shape and trim it for the perfect appearance. Polishing the material helps it to blend in with the rest of the tooth's sheen.  It typically takes about half an hour to apply dental bonding. If several teeth require dental bonding, multiple visits may be necessary.

Dental Bonding’s Rise in Popularity

Bonding is a popular dental treatment as it successful attaches the bonding material directly to the tooth's enamel and dentin for visual uniformity. The composite resin really does resemble natural teeth.  Furthermore, dental bonding functions just like a natural tooth to boot. If we use direct composite bonding, we can recreate the smile in an additive fashion so no tooth reduction or at least minimal reduction is necessary.

Dental bonding will likely prove to be popular far into the future as it is durable, allows for alterations as time progresses, looks great on developing smiles, closes unsightly gaps and can even be molded/color-matched to suit adjacent teeth.  Dental bonding provides the natural-looking results you covet for everything from stained teeth to a broken tooth, a gap between teeth, damaged teeth and beyond.

How can you really use this?

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Titan Dental Care,request an appointment in our Sterling dental office here: https://www.titandentalcare.com. Or call us at (703) 745-3227.

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