Dental Bonding in Coral Gables, Florida
Dental bonding is a special procedure used to restore, reshape and rejuvenate teeth, improving both their function and appearance. Dentists apply a thin layer of tooth-colored plastic to the front of the tooth and sculpt it to perfect the patient’s appearance. Dental bonding is used to repair chipped, cracked, broken, misshapen teeth or stained teeth or to fill in the spaces between teeth.
Dental Bonding Material:
The dental bonding material is made of a composite resin, or plastic, that hardens and fuses to the tooth when the dentist shines a special light on it. Once in place, the bonding material is shaped to correct the specific defect, colored to match the patient’s natural tooth and polished until it is smooth.
The Dental Bonding Process:
Applying bonding to a patient’s teeth requires a three-step process.
An etching solution is applied to the tooth or teeth to prepare them to receive the bonding material. This solution gently roughens the surface of the tooth for a stronger bond between the tooth and the plastic.
A thin layer of the bonding resin is placed on the surface of the tooth and is sealed in place using a special light. Several layers of resin may be added and hardened in turn. Each layer takes only a few minutes to harden.
The bonding material is sculpted to the desired shape and colored to match the shade of the natural teeth. Finally, the bonding material is polished until it is entirely smooth.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is dental bonding safe?
Yes, dental bonding is safe.
Is Dental Bonding Strong?
Yes, newer iterations of the bonding material are particularly strong, especially those which utilize nano technology and 7th-generation bonding agents.
can dental bondings fix crooked teeth?
Yes, bondings can be used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth by making them look straighter. However, the recommended treatment for misaligned teeth is the application of dental braces–orthodontics. Porcelain veneers, which are thin layers of porcelain bonded to the teeth, are a possible alternative to braces.
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