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The Application Of Dental Bonding Material

Priscilla Hansen

Although most people desire to have white, attractive teeth, many do not because of dental damage or deformities. Teeth can be knocked from their proper position, causing gaps and dental misalignments. However, the teeth can also be predisposed to a misalignment due to genetic factors.

Cosmetic dental services can correct many different dental conditions that affect the appearance of the teeth. Here is a bit of information about dental bonding and its application.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is the application of a composite resin material to the teeth. The color of the bonding material is matched to that of the teeth to help the application blend seamlessly in the mouth.

What Can Dental Bonding Correct?

Dental bonding applications can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that suffer from the following:

  • Discoloration
  • Irregular shapes
  • Cracks
  • Irregular gapping
  • Chips

The bonding helps conceal the cosmetic issue without jeopardizing the health of the teeth.

How Is the Dental Bonding Material Applied?

The dental bonding material must be applied through a systematic process. Nevertheless, the entire application can be performed during a single dental appointment and is not lengthy or uncomfortable. 

Here are the steps involved in a bonding application:

  1. Preparation of the tooth. The tooth that will be treated must be roughened or etched to ensure that the bonding material can properly attach to the tooth surface.
  2. Application of an adhesive. An adhesive is applied to the roughened surface of the tooth to help the composite resin bond to the tooth.
  3. Application of the composite resin. The composite resin is added to the tooth surface and then molded into the shape needed to correct the look of the tooth. 
  4. Hardening of the bonding material. Once the bonding material is in place, it can be hardened, using a special ultraviolet light.
  5. Polishing the bonding material. Polishers are applied to help the sheen of the material match that of a natural tooth surface.

Does a Dental Bonding Application Last Forever?

Dental bonding offers a great way to improve or restore the look of teeth that have been damaged or have a deformity. However, the material is not quite as strong as natural tooth enamel. Thus, the composite resin may start to wear away over time. If the material does wear away, it can be reapplied by a dentist.

If you would like to learn more about dental bonding and how it can improve the look of your smile, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in your local area. 


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