Dental bonding is a versatile, affordable, and non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment. It can be used for a number of different purposes and can be altered for every patient.
Dental bonding is the placement of composite resin that can be shaped and molded into a tooth-colored shape, which is then bonded to the tooth to improve its appearance. It can be used for cosmetic purposes to change the shape or color of a tooth. It can also be used to repair areas where decay has been removed, and the remaining structure needs more support.
The dentist will first prepare the tooth to be repaired by removing the existing decayed material as well as any dirt and debris that may be stuck in the gaps of the teeth. Once this is done, the composite material will be placed in the tooth-shaped mold and then placed onto the surface of the tooth to bond the material to the tooth. Since the material is specially made to closely match the color of your natural teeth, it can effectively conceal any imperfections on the tooth and make the appearance look a lot healthier and brighter.
When performed by a trained professional, the dental bonding procedure can be very simple and quick, typically taking less than an hour to complete. It can also be very affordable, especially when compared to other similar treatments, such as veneers or dental crowns. However, it is not a permanent treatment and will need to be retouched or replaced in the future in order to maintain its appearance.
After the procedure is complete, make sure to follow all post-operative instructions to help minimize the risk of complications and ensure a smooth recovery process. This includes avoiding anything that may irritate the mouth, including tobacco products, spicy or highly acidic foods, and pigmented beverages like coffee or soda. You should also take care to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home by brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding foods that can easily get stuck in between the teeth and gums.
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