The term dental bonding is a misnomer. It applies to a process and not the product. Dental bonding is an important part of the cosmetic dentistry.
What Is Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure which helps the patients to cure the chipped tooth, fill the space between front teeth and others to make their teeth look beautiful. The tooth-colored composite material which is applied to the tooth and hardened by the special ultraviolet light bonds to the tooth to improve the appearance of the patient’s tooth and smile.
After placing a phosphoric acid on the teeth to roughen the surface of the teeth, dentists apply a putty-like bonding material on the tooth’s surface. And the bonding material is polished for a smooth finish after hardened it with a special light. Dental bonding is a least expensive cosmetic procedure that get improve your tooth appearance. Whether it’s a treatment for chipped, broken, cracked or stained teeth, it can be treated through dental bonding with minimal tooth removal and in a single visit.
It is mostly done in the anterior teeth to repair minor tooth fractures, to mask some stained teeth, to close the spacing’s between the front teeth, which is called as diastema closures. Also is used to change the shape of the anterior teeth to an extent. Although no cosmetic procedures can be done unless a good oral hygiene is maintained.
Indirect dental bonding (Traditional veneers)
In indirect bonding, the artwork is done by a lab technician on a lab bench, and bonded onto the tooth by the dentist. The dentist usually prepares the teeth with the headpiece so that the space where the lab manufactured porcelain veneers (or filling in the case of back teeth) will be cemented will allow the insertion of the finished piece without interferences. That means that the dentist must cut the preparations so that there is a clear “path of withdrawal” with no interfering undercuts. When the dentist is finished preparing the teeth, the dentist takes an impression which is poured and is sent to the lab for fabrication of the appliance.