What is Teeth Bonding

 In oral hygiene

Think of one of your favourite celebrity – man or woman, it doesn’t matter. No doubt this person is attractive to you. Can you picture them smiling at the camera, sharing their beauty and talent with the rest of the world? Now imagine that the same person with the same features has a cracked tooth, or a yellow set of teeth. Do they have the same appeal? Most probably not, because someone’s mouth is one of the most noticeable features – especially if they smile often. And let’s be honest, all the best people smile often. Dental bonding is there to increase the amount of grinning people in the world. How so?

Improved Appearance

The aim of dental bonding is to improve the appearance of the patient’s teeth, either because of decay, discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth. The dentist at Royal Centre Dental Group will apply composite resin to the discoloured or physically damaged teeth. This procedure should be followed by a good oral hygiene routine to avoid the same problem from occurring again. The patient’s self confidence increases as a result of this simple procedure.

Simple and Easy

Teeth bonding is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the appearance of teeth. This simple cosmetic dentistry procedure can sometimes be done in one visit, depending on the number of teeth affected and the severity of the damage. Most of the time, anaesthesia is not even required. Obviously, no procedure is perfect and it does have its down side. Unfortunately, dental bonding is not as strong and resistant as the more permanent options such as veneers and dentures. Therefore, dental bonding patients need to avoid biting their nails, chewing on things such as pens, as well as eating and drinking substances that will stain the teeth.

Variety of Options

When it comes to dental bonding, the patient is not left with only one option. There is an option of veneer bonding that can come in composite resin or porcelain. The main difference between the two is the durability. Porcelain moulds last longer, but as a result it is more expensive. Another reason for the increase in price is that the dentist needs to do the moulding and then the laboratory needs to do the manufacturing before the procedure can be done. If composite resin bonding sounds more appealing to you, don’t worry too much. This type of dental bonding can last up to 10 years if a regular oral hygiene routine is maintained. Obviously, keep your teeth brushed and flossed as well as avoid foods, such as hard candy and ice cubes, that could break the composite resin. If you have a bad habit then you may need to take steps to prevent damaging the teeth bonding. For example, a patient who grinds their teeth can cause serious damage to the composite materials.

Teeth Bonding is the quickest and most cost-effective way of repairing cracked or chipped teeth. It can also be the answer for discoloured teeth. It whitens your smile and increases your confidence in the process.

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