Our teeth are naturally very sturdy. And, its enamel is the strongest of them all. However, chipping can happen relatively quickly. A tooth can be cracked with anything, a glass bottle, a water fountain, or many more. It can even be due to tooth decay, bruxism, and the amount of acid we intake in the form of unhealthy food.
So, to protect your enamel, the dentist recommends cosmetic bonding, and it assists in repairing the chipped teeth and prevents them from any further damage. Let’s know about Cosmetic Bonding in this blog in detail.
What Is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic Bonding is a dental procedure in which a custom-tinted composite resin is applied to your teeth. It helps in repairing a range of problems.
- Gaps between teeth
- Irregular shape or chipped teeth
- Discoloration or decay
- Protection to exposed root that is caused because of exceeding gumline.
- Fractured or cracked teeth
- Short teeth
It is considered to be the best alternative for Veneers. Many people prefer even it because it is cost-effective and does not require shaving out of tooth enamel.
Procedure Involved In Cosmetic Bonding
In cosmetic bonding, anesthesia is not required unless you need a filling or when the dentist has to change your tooth's shape. Also, you might require anesthesia when the chip is near the nerve as the procedure can become painful.
In the first stage, the dentist selects a composite resin color that matches the color of your teeth. The dentist also uses a chart to ensure that they make the correct choice.
Then, the actual procedure of applying the composite resin begins. They first create a rough surface and then apply a bonding agent. The rough surface makes the work of bonding of the composite and liquid effortless.
Next, he adds the composite resin to the area and molds it to repair the damage. It is hardened using UV light. If it is not perfect, don’t Worry! The dentist will shape your tooth further after the resin is completely dry.
This process works best on teeth that have suffered minor damage or trauma. So, get your perfect teeth with this effective treatment.
Select Care Dental provides cosmetic bonding procedures by our experienced doctors- Dr. Anderson and Dr.Nuttall to help you protect your repairing enamel of the chipped teeth. For more information and appointments, call Dentist Redmond OR at (541) 923-7633, book online, or visit us directly at 774 Southwest Rimrock Way, Redmond, Oregon 97756.