What is Bonding ?
Bonding involves the application of Composite resin to the existing tooth. Composite Resin, a plastic material is applied to the etched enamel or dentin after using a bonding agent.
The beauty of bonding is that little or no tooth structure needs to be removed to allow the composite resin to adhere to the dentin and enamel.Composite resin bonding is most often the technique of choice when aesthetic dental restorative treatment is required.
Different Situations where teeth Bonding can be used.
Covering or Masking Stains by Bonding.
The bonding technique is used frequently as a conservative method of covering stains.
Bonding can mask many type of stains to create a natural looking and attractive smile.
Bonding is best option if the person is not a heavy smoker or coffee drinker, want a less expensive and less invasive option, and is willing to take extra care of the new smile.
Repairing Chipped and Cracked Teeth.
There was a time when chipping a tooth meant replacing it with a crown, unless the chip was small enough to be cosmetically contoured. With bonding however a tooth can be simply restored by applying composite resin to the remaining tooth structure.
This rebuilds the tooth to its original shape and often makes it look even better!. The procedure also can be performed less expensively then placing ceramic veneers or crowns.
Bonding is by far the most desirable treatment if the chip and fracture is large that it can not be contoured, need emergency treatment for a complex fracture, or if you want to avoid the expense and loss of tooth structure associated with a crown.
Closing the Gaps Between Teeth.
Composite resin is bonded to make teeth wider in areas where the gap exists.
In recent years bonding has proved to be the highly effective treatment for closing spaces between teeth.
This procedure may be the best option if you:
- Want immediate results
- Desire a less expensive and less invasive option than ceramic veneers or crowns
- Prefer a procedure that is reversible
- Have other problems like slightly rotated, chipped or stained teeth, which can be solved along with closing the gaps.
Improving the bite with Bonding.
The most economical way to correct teeth that are simple worn is by composite bonding. The upper teeth are reshaped to give the appearance that the teeth are longer.
Bonding the front surface of teeth gives the smile a more youth full and healthy appearence in a matter of hours.
Although bonding eventually must be redone, the procedure is less expensive than porcelain veneers or crowns.