Have you looked in the mirror recently and noticed a slight chip in one of your teeth or maybe some visible decay or a discoloured tooth that you feel needs attention? If so, why not consider tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin to repair damage such as a decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mould to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures and requires no preparation whatsoever. What’s more, Anesthesia is often not necessary, unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth.
How it's Done Your dentist will use a shade guide to select the composite resin colour that will match the colour of the tooth most closely. Once done, your dentist will slightly abrade or etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it before coating the tooth lightly with a conditioning liquid, which helps the bonding material adhere. When the tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply the tooth-colored, putty-like resin. The resin is moulded and smoothed until it's the proper shape. Then the material is hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser. After the bonding material hardens, your dentist will further trim and shape it before polishing the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface. Here at Estetica we make sure that your needs are met without issue. Dr Sina Sami, owner of Estetica, a leading cosmetic dentist in Chertsey, Surrey, said; “We have many clients who have undergone the procedure and who are highly satisfied with the end result. We provide relaxed surroundings and a pleasant atmosphere for you and are confident that you will feel comfortable throughout the procedure. “One of our clients, Charlotte, has seen the benefits of undergoing the tooth bonding procedure. Charlotte was unhappy with her smile on the right side and despite having had orthodontic treatment for a number of years, was still far from content. “She considered different options, veneers etc and even contemplated carrying on with further orthodontic treatments. However, during a consultation with Charlotte, I suggested a Composite build up in one tooth and a minute adjustment of 0.02mm of adjacent tooth. “As with all of our clients, we undertook a thorough check of Charlotte’s gums and checked for sensitives too. Charlotte agreed to the plan and was delighted with the fact that she would be undergoing what we term minimal invasive dentistry. I remember her reaction when the treatment was complete. She looked in the mirror and said, ‘Wow’”
If you have undergone similar treatment or want to ask any further questions about the tooth bonding procedure, why not post a comment below or contact us.