This can be completed in a single dental visit unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which usually take more than two visits to conclude.
Its name simply derives from the process itself – bonding.
Functions of Dental Bonding
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect the sensitive parts of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums wear away
Procedures During Dental Bonding
Little advanced preparation is needed for dental bonding. Anaesthesia is not necessary unless the dental bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, the tooth needs to be drilled to change its shape, or the crack is near the sensitive parts of the tooth root.
Your Preston dentist will use a shade guide to match the colour of your tooth with the colour of the resin.
In the next step, the surface of the tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. These procedures help the bonding material attach to the tooth.
The tooth-coloured, putty-like resin is then applied, moulded, and smoothened to a suitable shape. A curing light is used to harden the material. After the material is set, your dentist trims, shapes, and polishes it to match the texture of the rest of the tooth surface.
Dental bonding takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, per tooth.
Dental bonding is among the easiest and most economical cosmetic dental procedures.
Unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which are customised tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a separate laboratory, dental bonding can usually be completed in one office visit – unless several teeth are involved.
Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is that less tooth enamel needs to be removed. Also, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anaesthesia is usually not required.
Dental Bonding at Preston Supreme Dental
If you want to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile through dental bonding, come and visit us at Preston Supreme Dental. We offer safe and effective dental treatments suited to your goals and needs.
Call us on (03) 9478 7708 or visit us at 243 Murray Road in Preston.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for NIB, CBHS and HCF
We are located across Woolworths Supermarket and beside Preston Market
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)