Teeth Bonding is a cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of the teeth; this technique can be applied to one or more teeth. Teeth Bonding is among the easiest and cheap aesthetic works, and is provided in less than an hour and requires only one appointment. For these reasons, it is preferred in many circumstances.
Usually, this procedure is applied to reshape the tooth, change its colour or length, correct cracks and chips, repair a damaged tooth; teeth bonding can also be provided to close spaces between teeth and improve the appearance of discoloured teeth.
It is used as an alternative to fill cavities or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed because of gum recession.
Teeth Bonding can be considered a procedure similar to veneers or crowns, but it is more economical because it requires less time and less work by the dentist.
Teeth Bonding consists of a tooth-coloured resin material and a special light that ‘bonds’ it to the surface of the tooth; usually, the procedure requires that the dentist chooses the colour that matches that of the teeth.
A roughing agent is applied on the enamel, to help the liquid bonding agent to adhere to the tooth. The material is moulded and then is hardened with an ultraviolet curing light.
Bonding for teeth. The Adhesive Bonding.
This procedure is also called Adhesive Bonding, while to fill cavities, repair chips or cracks, close gaps between teeth and build up the worn-down edges of teeth is usually used Direct Composite Bonding.
Bonding procedure is generally completed in an hour, and it doesn’t require any anaesthesia. The advantages of this technique consist in the fact that it is least expensive, is done in one clinic visit and that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. On the contrary, teeth bonding doesn’t resist stains, as well as crowns and bonding material, can chip and break off the tooth.
Because of these characteristics, sometimes bonding is used for temporary correction and for areas of the teeth where there is a low bite pressure, as the front teeth.
However, teeth bonding can last three to ten years old, and everything is in the care and the patient’s oral hygiene. It is advisable not to drink and eat foods that can stain the enamel for the first two days after treatment, and typically do not use your teeth as tools and not eat hard foods.