Using Composite Resin
Dental bonding, also referred to as teeth bonding or composite bonding, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Using tooth coloured resin, a dentist can change the size, shape, and colour of your teeth!
We can repair chips, fill gaps, and make other small changes to the shape and colour of your teeth with dental bonding. Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor will apply, sculpt, and harden resin materials to your teeth that match them in colour. We invite you to visit our dentist if you want to make small changes to the appearance of your smile.
When is Dental Bonding Recommended?
Dental bonding is used to to enhance the appearance of your smile by making either minor or major cosmetic improvements. The process is recommended the following scenarios:
- Closing Gaps/Spaces Between Teeth
- Changing the Shape of Your Teeth
- Camouflaging Tooth Discolouration
- Concealing Chips & Cracks
- Making Your Teeth Look Longer/Bigger
If you’re looking for an effective and long-term solution for any of the above mentioned circumstances, then teeth bonding might be right for you! The tooth coloured resin that’s used for composite bonding treatments can last for up to 10 years depending on how well you take care of your teeth.
Teeth Bonding Process
A typical dental bonding treatment consists of the following steps:
- Step 1: Selecting a shade to match your tooth colour
- Step 2: Preparing your teeth by roughening them and also applying conditioning liquid to help the resin stick better
- Step 3: Applying the resin material and molding/shaping it to the desired shape
- Step 4: The composite resin is hardened with a curing light that “bonds” the material to your tooth surface
- Step 5: Polishing. Your dentist will make any final adjustments and polish your teeth to create a natural looking shine.
Frequently Asked Questions
After a dental bonding procedure, you won’t have to wait to eat or drink. Keep in mind that you may experience some slight sensitivity to heat and cold after the procedure so make sure to stick to moderate temperature foods and drinks.
Between placing the resin material, and then curing, shaping and polishing it, a dental bonding procedure can take between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth to complete.
Yes, any cosmetic binding can break under pressure of your bite. As long as you practice proper oral care by brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing before bed, dental bonding should not break easily. Avoid biting into hard and crunchy foods, especially soon after having dental bonding placed on your teeth.
Bonding resin can’t be whitened the way natural teeth can. This is why taking care of your teeth with daily oral care is very important when you have dental bonding. Bonding resin can still become stained from dark drinks like coffee, or tobacco among other things. This makes the bonding material look out of place if you try and whiten your teeth when they’ve become stained. Only a professional dental cleaning can restore the original colour of dental bonding.
Dental bonding is one of the least invasive methods to restore the appearance of a person’s teeth and smile. The procedure usually does not require any form of anesthetic.