Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental Bonding Procedure to Fix Cosmetic Dental Problems
Do you have dental problems that make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious when smiling? Portland City Dental can help. As one of the leading dental services provider, we offer a complete range of dental services, including cosmetic dental solutions that can help to fix a wide range of dental flaws troubling you. Dental bonding is one of the procedures we can offer you to help improve the quality of your smile. Read on to find out more about the bonding procedure.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding involves the application of tooth-colored material (composite resin) to the surface of a tooth to fix tooth damage, and to restore its function and appearance - the material bonds to the surface of the tooth, hence the name. Due to the use of the tooth-colored material, dental bonding is usually used for fixing teeth appearance issues and is thus more of a cosmetic dental procedure.
Who is Dental Bonding Used For?
Dental bonding can be used to fix a wide range of dental issues that affect the appearance of your smile. Below is a look at some of its applications.
|Repairing tooth decay by filling cavities.
|Repairing chipped, cracked, or broken teeth - by restoring the missing tooth section.
|Fixing gapped teeth by closing up the spaces between teeth.
|Changing the shape and size of the teeth - the resin material is applied to a tooth and then shaped to offer a desired tooth shape and size.
|Covering exposed tooth roots due to receding gums.
|Covering tooth stains and discolorations, thus making the teeth appear whiter.
Types of Dental Bonding
There are two forms of dental bonding that can be used depending on the tooth damage. They include:
|Direct composite bonding - this involves the direct application of the bonding material to the tooth surface to fix tooth damage or restore the natural appearance of the tooth.
|Adhesive bonding - adhesive bonding involves the use of bonding material to attach a tooth restoration. It is used during the installation of dental crowns, veneers, inlays & onlays, and bridges. The bonding material is what helps to permanently cement these restorations to the surface of the tooth.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding procedure is a simple procedure that is typically carried out in a single dental visit. It involves:
- to assess the condition of your teeth and determine if the dental bonding is the perfect solution.
|Preparation of the tooth for the bonding - this involves removing the infected part in the event of tooth decay. To ensure that the bonding material attaches perfectly, the tooth surface is also roughened up using an acid solution.
|The bonding process - after the roughening of the tooth surface, the bonding material is applied, molded to the desired shape and size, and then smoothed. Laser or UV light is then used to harden the bonding material. The bonding material is usually applied in layers (repeating the process) until the desired results are achieved.
|The application of dental restorations - in the case of adhesive bonding, the bonding material is applied to the tooth surface, after which the dental restoration is placed. The bonding process is then activated using a laser or UV light.
At Portland City Dental, we are committed to improving your oral health and giving you a bright natural smile. Call us today at (503) 256-7917 for more information about dental bonding or other cosmetic dental solutions we offer.