December 18, 2018/ Dr. Neal/ 0
A dental bonding procedure is the application of composite resin to repair decayed, chipped, and cracked teeth. It also improves the shape of the teeth and whitens it. The procedure is fast and the patient doesn’t need anesthesia unless dealing with teeth decay.
You can complete this procedure with one visit to your Newmarket dentist.
The two types of dental bonding procedures
Direct composite bonding
This is also called as direct composite veneers. Direct composite bonding is for repairing chipped, cracked, and worn-down teeth. This also fixes the gap between the teeth by filling it. This type of dental bonding procedure is commonly done for cosmetic purposes.
Direct bonding takes about 30 – 60 minutes per tooth. The dentist applies the composite material directly into the teeth with a bonding agent.
Your Newmarket dentist does adhesive or indirect bonding for dental situations that need more work. Examples of these are dental crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays, and onlays. He will first roughen the teeth with a phosphoric acid solution. Then he will bond the resin with a liquid bonding agent.
Dental procedure and aftercare
A shade guide will help your dentist into choosing the right composite resin color that matches your teeth. After this, the dental bonding procedure will begin. Your teeth’s surface will be roughened first then applied with a conditioning liquid. The putty-like resin is then applied to the damaged area. An ultraviolet light hardens it after. Your dental bonding will last for years with good oral hygiene practices. Try to avoid chewing hard foods and putting too much pressure on it. Minimize stains on your teeth by refraining from coffee, tea, and cigarettes. Check with your Newmarket dentist at least twice a year to keep your teeth healthy and clean.