Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, is a procedure in which a tooth-colored composite resin is used to repair chipped, fractured, decayed, or discolored teeth. Dental bonding is done to alter and improve the appearance of teeth.
There is no better way to make a good first impression than with a bright and healthy smile. But chipped or cracked teeth can make you self-conscious and affect your confidence. One of the best solutions for this problem is dental bonding.
Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding or teeth bonding, is a procedure where a tooth-colored resin is applied to the surface of the teeth. Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedures. Dental bonding treatment can normally be completed in a single visit, though if several teeth are involved in the treatment it may take multiple appointments.
Dental bonding is usually done to:
Repair chipped or cracked teeth
Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
Alter the size and shape of teeth
Close spaces between teeth
Dental bonding treatment is usually finished in a single appointment.
Dental bonding is one of the most affordable and effective dental cosmetic treatments.
Compared to other dental cosmetic treatments, during dental bonding the least amount of enamel is removed.
With proper care, dental bonding can last for many years.
Dental bonding can also be altered, repaired, and fixed over time if needed.
The procedure for dental bonding or cosmetic bonding is as follows:
The Preparation: Preparation for dental bonding does not take a lot of time. During this stage, the dentist will choose a composite resin color that is as close as possible to the color of your tooth. Anesthesia is not necessary unless dental bonding is done to fill cavities.
The Bonding Process: The dentist will roughen up the surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. This will help the bonding material or the composite resin to properly adhere to the surface of the tooth. Then the bonding material or the composite resin will be applied, molded, and smoothened. After this, the bonding material or the composite resin will be hardened using a special light or laser. Once it hardens, the dentist will sharpen the resin by trimming it and then polish it to make it look like your natural tooth.
Duration: The dental bonding process takes around 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
It is very important to take care of your bonded teeth after the dental bonding treatment, to ensure that the dental bonding lasts for a long time. Here are a few guidelines to follow after your dental bonding treatment:
Brush at least twice a day
Floss at least once a day
Schedule dental cleanings every 6 months
Don’t bite your nails
Avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first few days after the treatment
Avoid grinding your teeth
Though composite resin is quite strong, it is not as strong as natural teeth and bad habits like biting your nails or grinding your teeth may cause the dental bonding to weaken and break. If you feel any sharp or rough edges after the procedure, or if you accidentally chip or break the composite resin bonding, book an appointment immediately.
Dental bonding is such a popular procedure because it is a very affordable, yet effective cosmetic dental procedure. The results of dental bonding treatment can be seen almost immediately after the procedure.
Dental bonding or cosmetic bonding usually lasts around 3 to 10 years before requiring any changes or touch-ups. Maintain good oral habits and avoid bad oral habits to make sure that your dental bonding lasts a long time.
Dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments. The cost of dental bonding depends on the following factors:
The number of teeth that require dental bonding
The size of the treatment area of the tooth
The skill of the dentist
Dr. Sonal Deshpande will determine the cost of your dental bonding treatment after carefully examining your teeth and understanding your individual case.
The dental bonding treatment will not be covered by dental insurance if it is being done for cosmetic purposes. However, if it is being done for health purposes like cavity-filling, some dental insurance policies may cover the cost of the dental bonding treatment.
Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.
If you are looking for dentists in North Plainfield, NJ, look no further than Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield for all of your dentistry needs. Whether you want a simple dental cleaning or you have a dental emergency, we are here to help. Contact us now.Request AppointmentCall us