What is cosmetic dentistry?
It uses a dental composite material to repair cavities, as well as to manipulate the shape and color of your teeth. Then the material is applied directly to the surface of your teeth and connects it with enamel, hence the name. Ideal for small cosmetic dental work.
- You might consider a dental connection if you need to:
- Repair damaged teeth
- Fix small cracks, cracks or chips in enamel
- Improve bleaching
- Close small gaps between teeth
- Make the teeth longer
- Change the shape of your teeth
- Replace outdated, malformed fillings
- Protect open tooth roots
Teeth bonding procedure
It depends on the types of repairs or fixes that you need. In most cases, it is possible to perform cosmetic bonding of the teeth in just one visit, without the use of a sedative or local anesthetic. The procedure requires almost no preparation, and thanks to the versatility of the material, you can perfectly match the color of your natural teeth.
For a direct composite compound, first apply a soft phosphoric acid on the tooth enamel to give the surface roughness just enough to hold the binder in place. You will not feel anything. Then put the material similar to putty, directly on the enamel, forming and giving it shape.Then you will attach a special light to the material that will help him cure. Once the material is glued in place, the procedure ends, polishing and polishing the bonding material until it is completely smooth. When this is done, the glued tooth will look better than ever, match the natural shade of your teeth and create a more harmonious smile.
Advantages of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
- Easy and least expensive cosmetic procedure
- Bonding can be done in just one visit
- Dentist does not need to remove as much natural enamel
- Usually anesthesia is not required for cosmetic bonding
While dental bonding is often a good choice, there are some disadvantages you need to consider. The material is not like the porcelain of veneers and crowns. Those more durable restorations are impervious to stains and are designed to last 15 plus years. In contrast, the composite resins used in bonding material can discolor over time, especially if you are a smoker. Additionally, bonding is not as durable as porcelain restorations and easily cracks or chips if you exert too much force on the surface. Usually, bonding will last up to 10 years.
Dental Bonding Aftercare
For the most part, you can treat your bonded teeth just as you would your natural teeth. You need to brush and floss regularly, and visit doctor every six months for a checkup. As long as you are cautious about what you eat and drink and practice proper oral hygiene, your bonding should stay in place for many years. Also, to minimize staining you should avoid smoking and highly pigmented foods, especially during the first 24 to 48 hours after doctor performs bonding. To prolong the life of your cosmetic treatment avoid biting your nails or chewing on other non-food items like pen caps and pencils.