What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure dentists perform to restore, reshape and rejuvenate your teeth. Dental bonding is how we address individual teeth that have experienced damage breakage or trauma. Bonding will improve both the function and appearance of teeth. Dr. DeStefano uses bonding material to help blend the look and feel of the repaired tooth and make it look just like natural tooth enamel.
Benefits Of Dental Bonding
Some benefits of dental bonding include:
- Little to no removal of enamel,
- retaining the health
- retaining the natural structure of your tooth
What Issues Can Dental Bonding Fix?
This procedure is an affordable, quick, and painless way used to fill in the spaces between teeth or repair teeth that are:
What Is Dental Bonding Made Of?
The dental bonding material is made of a composite resin, or plastic, that hardens and fuses to the tooth when the dentist shines a special light on it. Once in place, the bonding material is shaped to correct the specific defect, colored to match the patient’s natural tooth and polished until it is smooth.
The Dental Bonding Application Process
Applying bonding to a patient’s tooth is a 3-step process. First, Dr. DeStefano will apply an etching solution to prepare the tooth for bonding. The solution will roughen the surface of the tooth so that the bond between the tooth and plastic will be stronger. Then, he will apply a thin layer of composite resin or plastic bonding material onto the tooth. After the resin is applied a special ultraviolet light seals the material. Several layers may be necessary and vary on a patient by patient case. Each layer takes a few minutes to harden. Finally, Dr. DeStefano sculpts the resin to the desired shape. The tooth will be color matched to the surrounding teeth and polished until smooth.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
The lifespan of dental bonding materials depends on how much bonding material was applied and the patient’s oral habits. On average, dental bonding material lasts between three and ten years before needing to be touched up or replaced.