Anyone who wants to improve his smile is willing to undergo any cosmetic dental treatment. Most often, dentists recommend tooth bonding procedure to their patients who are looking for options at a minimal cost. Also called dental bonding, it is the layering of composite resin material using a strong bonding agent so the material adheres to the tooth. Composite resin is a synthetic tooth-colored material that closely matches the color of the patient’s natural teeth. Your cosmetic dentist completes the process of composite resin bonding in just one visit.
The different uses of the tooth bonding procedure
Dental bonding is not solely focused on fixing cosmetic issues, it also aims to repair damaged teeth. It’s one of the most economical dental treatments that deliver the same results, a beaming smile. To understand more, here are the different purposes of tooth bonding procedure.
- To repair a broken or chipped tooth.
- Cover and protect the exposed roots of the tooth as a result of gum recession.
- To improve the tooth’s color and appearance due to discoloration.
- Close minor gaps between teeth.
- Enhance the length and shape of the teeth.
- Repair and strengthen damaged or decayed teeth.
- An alternative cosmetic treatment instead of having amalgam fillings.
The use of composite resin bonding material is perfect to ensure the patient’s teeth are restored with an enhanced appearance. With a minimum cost of $300 CAD per tooth, patients are able to have their teeth fixed and regain their confidence. Furthermore, insurance providers cover most of the tooth bonding cost if the case is related to restoring a decayed tooth.
Understanding the tooth bonding procedure
Dentists carry out tooth bonding procedure to help patients restore their smiles as they go out from the dental clinic. The procedure is painless and patients don’t need to be given a local anesthetic. First, the dentist etches its surface using gel so it’s roughened, making the resin material adhere to the tooth. Next, he places a bonding agent and the tooth-colored material on top of it. The dentist carefully shapes and polishes the composite resin to complement the shape and look of a natural tooth. Finally, he hardens the bonding material with ultraviolet light to finish off the composite resin bonding process.