If you have a tooth that’s less than satisfactory, you might be wondering what the best way to return it to its normal appearance and health is. Dental bonding can fix a chipped, decayed, discolored, or fractured tooth in just one visit to The Dental Team in Brookfield, CT. It is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite resin made of plastic to the tooth.
Bonding is one of the most affordable and easy-to-get procedures in cosmetic dentistry. The resin in the bonding can be polished and shaped so that it will match your other natural teeth. It is a mostly cosmetic procedure at the Dental Team that will leave your tooth’s physical appearance looking back to normal. It can also be used to fix the space between teeth, adjust the length of your teeth, and change the color of a tooth.
On occasion, bonding is used instead of an amalgam filling. It’s also sometimes used to protect the root of a tooth that’s been exposed by the gum line.
One of the best parts of dental bonding is that it takes only one visit to The Dental Team because there’s no prep work involved. You probably won’t even need anesthesia unless the bonding is to fill a decayed tooth.
Your dentist at the Dental Team will begin by using a shade guide to pick out a color of resin that best matches the rest of your teeth. He will then rough up the surface of your tooth and coat it in conditioning liquid. These steps are done that way the resin will stick better to your tooth’s surface.
After preparing your tooth for the resin, the dentist will then apply the resin carefully and begin molding and smoothing it until the desired shape is reached. He then uses an ultraviolet light or a laser to harden the resin in place.
Once it’s hardened, the dentist will begin shaping and trimming it. He will polish the material afterward, so it doesn’t stand out from your other natural teeth’s sheen. It usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete this procedure.