Dental Bonding - Wellington Aurora Dental


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Dental Bonding

Have you recently chipped a tooth or do you have some small gaps that you would like to visibly remove? Dental bonding might be a solution.

Tooth coloured fillings have come a long way and can now sometimes be used to help smaller restorations in the front teeth. Cosmetic composites use several shades and hues to replicate the colour of natural teeth and allow a more conservative treatment for closing small gaps, fixing small chips, and hiding erosion spots.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding (sometimes referred to as cosmetic bonding or resin bonding) is one possible way to make aesthetic changes to the shape or colour of teeth.

How does Dental Bonding work?

A dental bonding procedure involves applying a tooth coloured, thin layer of composite resin material (white filling) bonded to the surface of the tooth. The resin is designed to help change the tooth's appearance in shape and/or colour.

What does a dental bonding procedure involve?

First, a composite resin colour is selected. With many shades avaliable, Dr. Pasha selects a colour that closely matches the colour of the patient's tooth.

The surface of the tooth is then cleaned and conditioned with a mild acidic solution to make the tooth more receptive to the bonding material.

A thin layer of the selected pliable, composed resin, tooth-coloured material is applied to the tooth in layers. A bright beam of light locks the resins onto the tooth surface. After the last coat has been applied and hardened, Dr.Pasha hand sculpts the bonded material to mimic the texture and contour of the patient's natural teeth. The final step involves polishing the bonding material to help match the sheen of the rest of the tooth's surface.

Typically dental bonding is completed within one appointment. However in more complex cases more than one appointment may be necessary.

Who is an ideal candidate for Bonding?

Dental bonding requires minimal preparation to achieve effective visual results and is one of the many cosmetic denstistry tools Dr. Pasha employs to treat patients' aesthetic challenges.

Dental bonding is one of many solutions for patients who desire conservative changes to their teeth, but it will not solve all restorative dental challenges. Where a large portion of the tooth surface is damaged, a veneer or a crown may prove to be a better solution. Additionally, if only a tooth colour change is needed, bleaching or teeth whitening cloud be a better alternative to bonding

Dental bonding could be a potential effective solution for patients whose teeth are:

  • broken or chipped
  • discoloured or stained
  • malformed or crooked
  • worn or abraded
  • cracked or pitted
  • widely spaced or uneven

Bonding can also restore cavities in front and back teeth, replace old or unattractive dark-coloured fillings, repair root abrasions, and help prevent cavities and root sensitivity.

At Wellington Aurora Dental, dental bonding is sometimes used as a long term transitional solution in order to complete more extensive changes to the shape and function of teeth. In some cases where significant changes are required in both aesthetics and function a teeth, a transitional dental bonding phase may be appropriate. This transitional phase may take anywhere from weeks to months based on the details of each individual case. During this time, composite bonding (or dental bonding) can be used to provide the patient with a functional prototype as a way of "test driving" their new smile over an extended period of time.

How long does bonding last?

Dental bonding can be extremely durable if maintained properly. Dental appoinments to smooth and remove stains and/or addition of small pieces of the bonded material that may have chipped away from the tooth over time are sometimes necessary.

The condition of the mouth after the procedure in terms of regular oral hygiene and habits will play a role in the lifespan of a dental bonding treatment. In some patients, bonded teeth have the potential to inflict chronic gum irritation and can occasionally collect decay around the bonding materials on the tooth.

Additionally, bonded teeth are more susceptible to stains than natural teeth. Smoking, drinking tea or coffee, and even eating dark berries may cause some discolouration. Currently, porcelain veneers provide better long term colour stability than dental bonding.

A dental bonding treatment could last for years. Routine maintenance, care, lifestyle, and habits all play a role in determining its longevity.

For more information on dental bonding and other smile makeover procedures contact us today.



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