● Dental bonding or tooth bonding is a common dental procedure used to restore the tooth structure with tooth colour dental material. It is also known as cosmetic filling.
● The dental material used in dental bonding has properties similar to the enamel of the tooth.
● The dental bonding materials used in this procedure are:
○ Etchant: It contains 37% phosphoric acid that is applied to the tooth surface to roughen it and open tubules in the dentine for better tooth bonding.
○ Bonding agent: it is an adhesive liquid that helps in binding the composite to the tooth structure.
○ Composite: Composite is a type of resin material that resembles tooth enamel that repairs and restore the tooth.
● In this procedure resin material called composite is placed onto the teeth and shaped according to the structure of the tooth. After placing the composite, ultraviolet light is used to harden the composite on the tooth.
● It is an easy, simple, cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure that is completed in a single appointment. The number of appointments can increase in case of multiple teeth.
● Local anaesthesia is not required for the procedure except in cases where the patient has tooth sensitivity.
● It is used in cosmetic, endodontic, orthodontic and paediatric dental procedures.
Dental bonding is useful in the following dental conditions:
● A chipped or fractured tooth
● Tooth decay
● Space in between teeth
● Replacing coloured dental restorations
● Reshaping size and structure of teeth
● Cosmetic smile makeover
● Tooth sensitivity
● Discoloured tooth
● Bonding of braces
Consider visiting the dental office if you are:
● Looking for a replacement of the old filling
● Want to fill the gap in between the teeth
● Unhappy with the shape and size of your teeth
● In case you are looking for a smile makeover
● Want to restore the broken or chipped teeth
● Experiencing tooth sensitivity due to receding gums
● If your previously done composite filling is stained or discoloured or not matching your natural tooth shade anymore
● Dental bonding or tooth bonding procedure does not have any requirement. Any tooth in need of repair is eligible for dental bonding.
● Dental bonding is not recommended for :
○ Extremely mobile teeth
○ Teeth with the exposed dental pulp
○ For a tooth that has lost 3/4th its original structure
○ Tooth causing pain with or without pus discharge and swelling
● The final treatment plan is determined by the dentist according to your requirements.
● The dental department of Medstar Aesthetics and Multispeciality Centre is updated with the latest technologies and advanced dental materials. These factors make us one of the best dental offices in Dubai for dental bonding.
● We have the latest dental bonding materials for a long-lasting restoration of the tooth with desired results. Our team of dentists are highly experienced and skilled in dental bonding procedures. They work hard to achieve the results as per the need of the patient.
● At MEDSTSR, dental bonding procedures are easy, cost-effective and time saving for the patient.
Dental bonding is a common procedure to restore and repair a tooth. Dental bonding works on the technique called the acid-etch technique.
It is completed in the following steps:
● The first step of dental bonding is to choose the shade of composite dental material according to the shade of the patient’s teeth. Post which the tooth is prepared by removing the decay or old filling.
● An etchant is applied to roughen the tooth surface and opening of dentine for better bonding.
● In the next step, the etchant is washed off and another liquid called a bonding agent is applied to the tooth surface. This liquid helps in better bonding of composite to the tooth.
● After the bonding agent is applied, the composite is filled and moulded onto the tooth surface. The Composite is carved to resemble the shape and size of the tooth. Then ultraviolet light is used to harden the composite.
● The new composite filling is adjusted according to the bite and then polished, completing the dental bonding procedure.
The lifespan of dental bonding is 3 to 10 years but special care and good oral hygiene can extend its life up to 20 years. The following care can help you extend the life of your dental bonding:
● Avoid vigorous brushing but maintain a good oral hygiene
● Flossing and interdental brushing
● Avoid chewing items like pens, pencils, fingernails, and ice.
● Avoiding extremely sugary and acidic foods.
● Avoid beverages.
● Visiting dentist for regular dental checkups
Dental bonding can repair broken, chipped, damaged and decayed tooth. Dental bonding can reshape the size and structure of teeth as per your requirement. The outcome of dental bonding is the restoration of a naturally pleasing smile.
Dental bonding is done by a dentist in a dental office.
No, dental bonding is not reversible. Tooth structure is removed while preparing for dental bonding and a new material called composite is bonded permanently to the tooth surface.
No, dental bonding is not painful. Rarely local anaesthesia is required for dental bonding procedures in case the patient has sensitivity.
In comparison to other cosmetic procedures, dental bonding is less expensive. The final cost depends on the brand of material used for the dental bonding and the dental office providing the service.
Dental bonding lasts up to 3 to 10 years but their life can be extended by maintaining good oral hygiene and by eating a healthy diet.
Dental bonding works by binding to the tooth surface with the help of a bonding agent and etchant.
No, it does not damage the teeth. It only bonds and repairs the tooth surface with a material that has enamel-like properties.
After the final step, dental bonding looks like a natural tooth structure because of the shade matching of the composite material with teeth.
Yes, it can reshape the length of the teeth making them look longer as per the requirement of the patient.
Pigmented food and beverages that can stain tooth enamel are also capable of staining dental bonding.
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