The Dental Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material with adhesives and a high intensity curing light. The procedure gets its name because the materials are attached to the tooth. The joint is generally used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It is also used to close spaces between the teeth, to make the teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of the teeth. Often, the Dental Bonding is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a part of the root of the tooth that has been exposed when the gums recede.
Composite direct Bonding: the direct composite Bonding is the process in which dentists use composite materials of tooth color that they have in their offices to fill cavities, repair splinters or cracks, close spaces between the teeth and accumulate the worn – lower edges of the teeth. Composite materials can also be applied directly and sculpted to the surfaces of the teeth that look most prominent when you smile, for minimally invasive smile changes. In the dental world, these are called direct composite veneers, but generically known by most as “bonding”.
Adhesive Bonding – Adhesive bonding as opposed to direct composite bonding is the process of placing a restoration on a tooth. This method is commonly used for aesthetic crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges and inlays incrustations. After your dentist has chosen a color that matches the tone of your teeth, he will scrape the surface of the tooth with a mild solution of phosphoric acid. Shortly after removing the roughing agent, a liquid binding agent is applied. The resin similar to a putty of the color of the tooth is applied to the tooth, then it is molded and smoothed until it acquires the desired shape. The material is then hardened with an ultraviolet curing light, and the previous step is repeated until the presentation or the direct composite veneer has reached its final shape. We will then polish the material until it matches the brightness of the rest of the tooth surface.
Dental bonding can be considered to fix the following dental issues:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede