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If you are concerned that your crooked and stained teeth are ruining your smile, then there is no need to worry anymore, as you can get your smile and good looks back with the help of dental bonding. During a dental bonding procedure, a special class of restorative materials known as the dental composites is used for the esthetic restoration of your teeth.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a restorative procedure in which crooked and misshaped are restored with the help of a tooth colored restorative material. Dental bonding is also used as an alternative to the silver amalgam filling materials, which are not only known to have biocompatibility issues but are also unaesthetic due to their metallic appearance.

Who Can Benefit From a Dental Bonding Procedure?

You can benefit from dental bonding, if you have any of the following dental problems:

  • Teeth Cavities – you can get your teeth cavities esthetically restored with the help of bonding.
  • Misshaped Teeth – dental bonding can also be effectively used for restoring the shape, function and esthetics of a crooked and misshaped teeth within a matter of minutes.
  • Excessive Teeth Gaps – if you have excessive gap between adjacent teeth, they can be esthetically corrected with the help of dental bonding.
  • To Mask Permanent Teeth Stains – some developmental teeth stains are permanent and they cannot be removed through professional teeth whitening procedures. In these cases, these teeth are conveniently restored with the help of bonding.
  • To restored Fractured Teeth – teeth that get fractured either due to teeth cavities or due to an accident can be easily restored with the help of bonding.
What is the Procedure of Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a very simple procedure that is complete within minutes at the dental chairside. Following steps are involved in restoring teeth with dental bonding.

  • Clinical Evaluation – before restoring your tooth, your dentist will perform a detailed examination of the effected tooth, so as to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for dental bonding.
  • Removing Teeth Cavities – your dentist will remove any teeth cavities from the effected tooth before placing the composite restoration.
  • Applying the Etchant – to start the procedure, your dentist will first clean the tooth and then apply an etchant over the surface of the tooth. The etchant is a mild acid, usually 37% phosphoric acid that is used to roughen the surface of the tooth for placing the composite restoration. The etchant is applied over the tooth for 30 seconds and then washed away with water. At this point, your dentist will record the shade and color of your natural teeth to match with the filling.
  • Applying the Bonding Agent – afterwards, the tooth is completely dried and the composite restoration is placed over the tooth and shape of the tooth is restored before the bonding agent is polymerized. Dental bonding agents need to be polymerized after their placement, which is carried out by exposing them to an LED light source for 30-60 seconds.
  • Finishing and Polishing – after the restorative material has hardened, your dentist will finish and polish it to provide the required esthetics.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

Still thinking why you should get your teeth restored with dental bonding? Here are a few reasons to convince you:

  • Get your Good Looks Back – with dental bonding, you can start enjoying a beautiful smile and good looks again by saying goodbye to your crooked and stained teeth.
  • Restoration of Teeth Structure and Function – dental bonding is an effective method of restoring the structure and function of chipped and fractured teeth.
  • Conservation of Natural Tooth Structure – placement of dental amalgam fillings requires the sacrifice of healthy natural tooth structure. On the other hand, there is minimal need for any tooth preparation in case of dental bonding.
  • No Biocompatibility Issues – various health concerns have been raised over the use of silver amalgam filling materials. Dental bonding serves as a safe alternative to the amalgam filling materials.
  • Quick Procedure – it hardly takes 30 minutes to place a dental composite restoration. This means that you don’t have to wait for hours to get your dental amalgam filling placed.
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