You can repair discolored, fractured, chipped, and severely decayed teeth with the bonding process, which is an application of a tooth-colored composite resin or plastic over the tooth in question. It’s different from filling in that it’s capable of making the tooth appear longer and can fill in more tooth material than other filling types.
Is Composite Resin Bonding Right for You?
Here are the benefits of composite resin bonding.
- Affordable and Easy: As far as cosmetic dental processes are concerned, bonding is right up there among the most affordable and easiest dental procedures available.
- Alternative to Fillings: Composite resin bonding is also the cosmetic alternative to using amalgam fillings, for your information. It’s considered an alternative or even an improvement to getting a tooth filing because it’s capable of things you couldn’t achieve with fillings.
- Cosmetic Improvement: The beauty of composite resin is that the dentist can polish and shape it to match the surrounding teeth or even for the sake of aesthetic improvement of chipped or discolored teeth.
- Dental Reinforcement: It’s recommended for teeth that are so severely damaged that a filling might not be enough to fix it, but not to the point that they can only be fixed by an inlay/onlay, crown, or endodontic/root canal treatment.
- Versatility: Bonding as a dental option is so versatile that it can even be used to close spaces between teeth (the so-called gap tooth) and to make your teeth take on a different shape and color.
- Tooth Root Protection: Bonding can even protect a portion of the tooth root that’s been exposed due to gum recession. You need that extra coating over the real tooth shell to keep the root from getting exposed and inflamed, after all.
A single visit to the dentist is all it takes in order to get your own dental bonding experience (versus dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, root canal, and inlay or onlay procedures that require multiple visits or appointments to your dentist).
- Firstly, you should set a consultation appointment with your dentist so that you can both talk about the goals of your treatment. Your dental care specialist will use a shade guide in order to find the composite resin color that matches the present color of your set of teeth the most closely.
- Secondly, your dentist will slightly etch the surface of the tooth that’s supposed to be treated in order to roughen it up. The rougher tooth will then be lightly coated with conditioning liquid. All this prepping should assist in making sure the bonding material will adhere to your tooth completely.
- Thirdly, after the tooth is finally prepped, your dentist will put in the putty-like and tooth-colored resin. This is then smoothened out and molded until it’s the proper shape, like soft clay or plaster to be hardened later. Speaking of hardening, the material is then hardened care of an ultraviolet light.
- Finally, once the bonding material has hardened, your dentist will then further shape and trim it, polishing the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface’s shell. It takes about 30 minutes to a full hour to complete this procedure.
If you need to have more than just one tooth fixed, you might require more time or additional appointments. Incidentally, the service is available at the Thantakit International Dental Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Even if you’re not a Thai local, you can avail of the affordable yet top notch offerings of Thantakit care of dental tourism.
Thantakit International Dental Center is Thailand’s longest established dental center. Situated in Bangkok, our clinic is renowned across the world as a destination for world-class dentistry, with most of our patients flying to us from Australia.
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