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Dental bonding

Dental bonding or Composite bonding is a procedure in which tooth-colored composite material is bonded to the tooth surface to improve a smile or treat teeth.
Dental bonding can be used for:

To treat decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
To treat chipped or cracked teeth
To refine the appearance of discolored teeth
To minimize spaces between teeth (diastema)
To make teeth look longer
To change the shape of teeth
To cover a part of the root that has been exposed course of gums recession

Dental Bonding Before After


Is composite bonding a painful procedure?

Dental Cosmetic bonding is almost painless so anesthesia normally is not used. For the filling of decayed teeth  anesthesia is usually required.

Will composite material match the shade of my teeth?

A dentist uses a shade guide to choose a composite material color that will match the shade of your own teeth.

How  bonding material applied to my teeth?

A dentist needs to rough the surface of the tooth for a better connection of composite material and surface of the tooth. Then he will apply a special liquid which will help to stick the composite material to the surface of the tooth. The next step is to apply composite resin colored like a tooth, to mold and to shape it. Ultraviolet light will be used to harden up the composite resin. The last step is to trimming and polishing so that it has the shine of your teeth.

How long dental bonding procedure takes?

It can take about one hour per tooth for cosmetic  bonding procedures. The procedure of dental bonding usually can be completed during one session.

Is dental bonding a long-lasting solution?

Composite bonding materials are not as durable as crown, veneers, or ceramic inlays/onlays and can be chipped and break off the tooth.

A composite resin material is not stain resistant that means it can change color with time. Smoking, colored drinks (coffee, tea, wine, etc) can affect the color of the composite bonding restoration quite fast.

For more information about dental  bonding contact Modern Dental Care Mauritius.