Dental bonding, sometimes also known as tooth bonding, is done by using a composite plastic to repair discolor, chipped, fractured tooth. Tooth bonding can be done in a one sitting. This treatment purposes cosmetic changes for smile enhancement and sometimes face structure. This treatment includes, filling the gap between teeth, shaping the crooked teeth and coloring also.
Here are several benefits of bonding:
- Easiest dental cosmetic procedure.
- Pocket friendliness
- Composite resin is used for tooth coloring which complements surrounding teeth
- Treatment assures the protection of the root that has been exposed due to gum recession.
How dental bonding is done?
The treatment can be started without any prior preparation, the dentist matches your teeth color with the composite resin and starts the work right at that time. It is very often, that the customer needs an anesthesia.
Nevertheless, dental procedure has two types; direct bonding and adhesive bonding.
Direct bonding is a composite resin technique which is applied directly to the cracked or discolored teeth. It also comes in use to fill in the gaps between teeth. There was a time when silver filling was done to fill the gap in the tooth, now white teeth filler technique has taken the place. Bonding of front tooth uses this treatment because it is the prominent area while smiling.
Adhesive bonding requires two processes, first where the dentist roughens the tooth with the solution named phosphoric acid, then it is removed and the actual task start-shaping the tooth. The dentist then applies the liquid bonding solution and after that surrounded tooth matching resin is applied to the existing operable tooth. They mold and smoothen it till the tooth turns into a desired shape. To give the firmness to the operated part, an ultraviolet curing light is thrown on the tooth and the previous step is repeated until the tooth comes in an expected shape.
There are disadvantages of bonding.
In the second paragraph, we learnt the advantages of this treatment, that this is cost effective and easiest way. But it has few disadvantages too, you might want a next sitting for the operated teeth because it is not as tough as the original one. But you can get rid of it by giving it a simple care. Biting the nails or pen or any other activity that can harm your operated tooth easily will take you to another tooth bonding appointment. Finally, it is not as strong as restorative procedures, as it lasts only a few years after the bonding is done on your tooth.
Consultation for teeth bonding
The main task of the consultant is to listen your dental history and future expectations. Then he or she advises you on the best suitable treatment and sittings for the same. Not necessarily every customer is suggested for dental bonding, the treatment depends upon the dental condition of your teeth and roots and other respective areas, which sometimes comprises of x-rays of gum. The consultant also explains about the cost dental bonding would take.
Cost for dental bonding
Dental bonding cost depends on the condition, like, how many teeth to be repaired, colored or shaped. For the basic idea a dental procedure for the particular tooth costs starting from $100 to $400. It may cost higher if treatment requires additional sittings.