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Bonding


Dentist and assistant performing a dental bonding procedure on a female patientTeeth bonding refers to a dental procedure where the dentist applies, shapes, and hardens a resin plastic material onto a tooth as a restorative or aesthetic technique for teeth that are chipped, discolored, or broken. The bonding material is usually tooth-colored, so it blends well with the natural tooth shade and is the less expensive alternative to crowns or veneers. The material is cured with a special dental light or laser to bond it to the tooth. The procedure can be completed in one office visit and does not require sedation.

Bonding may, however, not be a good option for patients with severe tooth decay or damage. It is important to visit our dentist for a consultation on the best method to restore your teeth and improve your appearance. We can help improve the appearance of your teeth at .

Dental Bonding Procedure


First, the dentist has to examine your mouth and teeth and perform a deep cleaning to prepare a good base to attach the bonding. After cleaning, the dentist then chooses a shade for your bonding material, using a shade guide to ensure it matches your teeth. The tooth surface has to be roughened with an adhesive to ensure the bonding material sticks to the tooth. The composite resin is then applied on the surface, over the adhesive liquid, and molded to resemble a natural tooth. It is then cured using a special light, laser, or heat. After the resin has hardened, the dentist may polish the tooth to ensure it is even and resembles the rest of the teeth.

The process takes one hour to complete and is typically used to repair tooth defects such as cracking, decay, staining, and chipping. The procedure is also effective in closing gaps that are between teeth. Dental bonding has also been widely used to increase teeth size, especially for patients who have recovered from extreme bruxism.

Since the composite resin used is not as sturdy as one's natural teeth, it is important that one refrain from biting on hard foods, candy, objects, and ice as the bond might chip off or break. The material is also prone to discoloration if exposed to smoking, alcohol, coffee, and other staining foods; therefore, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and brush immediately after meals.

Post Procedure Care


It is also important to adhere to frequent dental visits for deep cleanings and checkups. To ensure bacteria and stains are kept at bay, oral health should be well maintained through regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day. A good dental routine also ensures the durability of dental bonding. Since they have minimal risks of complications, recovery from bonding is quite easy, and you can resume normal daily activities after the procedure. In case of accidents where your dental bonding chips or breaks off, it is important to visit the dentist to have it checked out. Bonding helps give a healthy smile, thereby boosting one's confidence. Visit us at [[[CLIENTX:PracticeName]]] for your restorative and cosmetic procedures or call us via (541) 918-2361.
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