Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin (a durable plastic material) is applied to a natural tooth and hardened with a special light which bonds the material to the tooth and restores the smile.
1-Preparation: Local Anaesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding process is being used to rebuild a decayed tooth. We will select a composite resin colour that will closely match the colour of your tooth, and polish the surface of the tooth to reduce any sharp edges and prepare the enamel surface for the bond material.
2-Bonding: Tooth conditioning liquid/gels are then applied to the area(s) being bonded. This may be done in one to three applications depending on the technique selected for each tooth. These procedures help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-coloured cosmetic resin is then applied, moulded and adapted to the desired shape. An intense blue light is then used to harden the material until set.
3-Polishing: After the material has fully set, the dentist and patient will assess the results together, and, on approval from the patient, begin the final polishing.
Because of some of the limitations of dental bonding, it is very well suited to small cosmetic changes for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (front teeth, for example,). At West Byfleet Dental & Implant Centre we will take the time to explain the various options available to you, and after dental/personal/lifestyle discussions, we will help you make your decision.
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