Cincinnati Dental Bonding

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental Bonding, or Tooth Bonding, is a dental process used to prepare a chipped, decayed, discolored, or fractured tooth. Bonding can close a gap between two teeth, in certain conditions; most often, it would be used to cover a gap between the front teeth.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Bonding uses a composite material known as a resin. The resin color will be selected using a shade guide to match the patient’s tooth. Once the patient selects a color, the dentist will prepare the surface of the tooth by etching it. This roughening process will help the bonding material adhere. Next, the dentist will apply a conditioning liquid to the tooth. This also helps the bonding material to adhere to the tooth.

The resin resembles putty, and the dentist will smooth it out to fit the shape of the tooth. Once the dentist is satisfied with the resin’s shape, he or she will harden it with an ultraviolet light or a laser. Once the bonding material has hardened, the dentist will trim it to fit the tooth’s shape more precisely. The dentist will then polish the bonding material so that it matches the surface appearance of the tooth.

Benefits Of Tooth Bonding

Bonding is one of the least expensive dental procedures, and among the easiest to perform. The ease with which bonding is done, and the way it covers unsightly teeth, makes it among the least expensive dental cosmetic procedures.

Another benefit of bonding is that it can close spaces between teeth. It can also make a tooth appear , and can change the color or shape of a tooth. Additionally, bonding can protect the exposed portion of a tooth’s root. Bonding is useful for making a tooth attractive, but it can also help protect that tooth.

Bonding, for a single tooth, usually requires 30 minutes to an hour to complete. If you are in need of Cincinnati dental bonding services, contact Dr. Scott Malavich at Malavich Family Dental in Sharonville Ohio today by calling 513.769.4873 or using our online contact form.

References:

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/bonding

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/bonding/article/teeth-bonding-for-gaps-between-your-front-teeth-1015