What is Bonding?

In order to repair decayed, chipped or discolored tooth dental bonding is applied. Bonding is a procedure involved in the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic). Commonly, bonding is sought by patients as a cosmetic solution that can assist in improving a person’s overall appearance of the mouth, teeth, and smile.

What is Bonding used for?

Since bonding can easily improve the discolored or chipped tooth, or close gaps between the teeth at Aliso Niguel Dental Group, dental bonding is amongst the most sought the easiest solution for cosmetic purposes.

Bonding is applied for dental issues such as;

  • To repair tooth decay
  • To repair chipped or broken teeth
  • To correct discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To improve overall appearance by adjusting the shape and length of teeth
  • To serve as protection to part of the tooth’s root when gums recede

What is the procedure involved in Bonding at Aliso Niguel Dental Group?

The procedure involved in dental bonding is relatively simple. Local anesthesia is not required unless tooth decay is evident. Dentists at Aliso Niguel are highly skilled in carrying out the bonding process which is carried out once the dentist has selected the correct shade of composite resin to match the natural color of the tooth. In order for the bonding material to adhere to the tooth, dentists are required to roughen the tooth and coat it with conditioning liquid. Following this, the tooth-colored composite resin is applied and molded to the preferred shape. Once the material has hardened by utilization of an ultraviolet light or laser, the dentist will trim, shape and polish the bonding material so that it matches the rest of the tooth surface.
Patients are advised to avoid resin staining substances such as tea or coffee for 48 hours after the placement of a composite resin bonding.

How long does Bonding last?

We recommend that patients practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing their teeth regularly. The lasting period for bonding is usually dependent on patients’ oral habits but bonding can last up to several years before repairing is needed.

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