Cosmetic tooth bonding refers to the application of a resin that matches with your natural teeth color in order to cover minor defects in the tooth such as cracks, chips, gaps, discolorations etc., to close small gaps between the teeth or to make the teeth look longer. It is one of the least expensive and easiest cosmetic dentistry treatments.
The application of bonding resin can be done without the administration of anaesthesia unless the bond is being used to fill a decayed tooth.
The procedure can generally be completed in one visit. Before applying bonding material, any decay or old filling material present is the tooth is removed. Then the tooth surface to be bonded is slightly roughened and etched to help the bonding resin attach properly. The resin is applied in layers and each layer is cured using a high-intensity light before applying the next one. Then, the restoration is shaped and polished to give it a smooth finish and proper contour and fit with the adjacent teeth.
It is important to maintain the bonded restorations just like your natural teeth by carefully brushing and flossing using non-abrasive toothpaste. If many of the biting surface of your teeth have been restored or if you have the habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, then we may recommend using a mouth guard to protect the restored teeth.
If you are looking for quality cosmetic tooth bonding, contact Blue Ridge Family Dental in Vacaville, CA at (707) 345-1137.