Dental bonding is a process of application and hardening of tooth-coloured material to protect and/or repair damaged teeth.
Unlike veneers and crowns, which usually take more than two visits to finish, this treatment can be performed in just one dental visit.
Dental bonding may be right for you in the following cases:
This treatment is especially useful if you have not been able to achieve a level of whitening with a whitening treatment.
Bonding is suitable for treating minor decay in the front teeth as it creates a seamless blend with the neighbouring teeth. It can also be used to protect parts of a tooth root that have been exposed due to gum recession.
Minor chips or fractures
Fixing small cracks is important to prevent the damage from spreading and to improve the look of your smile.
Gaps between teeth
Dental bonding is also used to close gaps between your teeth.
Since the material used in dental bonding is individually shaped to each tooth; teeth can be also reshaped.
Small or large teeth
The size of the teeth can be corrected with dental bonding reshaping.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
- Repair decayed teeth
- Fix broken or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured/stained teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Make teeth appear longer
- Reshape the teeth
- Cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings
- Protect sensitive parts of the tooth’s root that are exposed due to gum recession
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding usually takes about 30 minutes for each tooth. Results are visible after three easy steps.
Qualified candidates go through the following procedures:
Your teeth will be cleaned to reveal the natural tooth colour. Your Moorabbin dentist will choose a shade of material that matches your natural tooth shade.
To make the material bond effectively, the surfaces of the tooth are coarsened. A conditioning liquid is applied on the surfaces of the tooth to be treated. The resin is then applied, shaped, and smoothened into the desired result.
To harden the bonded material, a special curing light is focused on the tooth for about 30 seconds.
Once the material is hard, your Moorabbin dentist will evaluate the result and may trim the tooth to perfect it.
Dental Bonding in Moorabbin
If you have one or more teeth that are worn, damaged, or infected by a cavity, Captivate Dental can fix the problem with dental bonding, such as inlays and onlays.
If you need an expert Moorabbin Dentist help, contact us today!
For more information on dental bonding in Moorabbin, call us on (03) 9553 1249.
We are located at 46 Station Street in Moorabbin.