A General Dentist’s Take On Dental Bonding

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In a world obsessed with flawless smiles, dental bonding emerges as a popular choice. It’s a simple procedure offered by general dentists, including our cosmetic dentist Orlando. This blog post dives deep into dental bonding – what it is, how it works, and its benefits. We will unravel each aspect in a clear, concise manner. So, whether you’re considering the procedure or just curious, this read is for you.

Understanding Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a process where a tooth-colored resin is applied to your teeth. It’s then hardened with a special light. This bonds the material to the tooth and improves your smile.

The Procedure

The bonding process doesn’t require anesthesia unless it’s being used to fill a decayed tooth. The dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that closely matches the color of your existing teeth. The surface of the tooth will then be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. This helps the bonding material stick to the tooth. The resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden the material. After the material is hardened, the dentist will further trim and shape it, and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.

Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

Like any procedure, dental bonding has its pros and cons.

PROS CONS
Less expensive than other cosmetic treatments The bonding resin can chip or break off the tooth
Procedure can be done in one visit Resin material is not as strong or long-lasting as other materials like crowns
Little to no tooth enamel is removed Resin material is not resistant to stains as crowns

When is Dental Bonding Recommended?

This procedure is an excellent option for minor cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure.

For more information on dental bonding, I recommend visiting the American Dental Association’s MouthHealthy website.

Dental bonding is one of many ways to achieve a flawless smile. But remember – every smile is unique. It’s important to discuss with your dentist what will work best for you.

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