Dental bonding, a cosmetic service, involves using a composite resin material to fix minor damage to the denticles, such as cracking, chipping. Usually, a tooth-colored composite resin is used. Madison Family Dental Associates will help to guide your way through dental bonding by explaining if it is something you need and why you may need it.
Why Is Dental Bonding Used?
Dental bonding is used to repair a tooth that is damaged due to causes such as accidents or biting on something too hard, causing the tooth to develop a crack or get chipped. It is also used in the cases of spacing problems in the denticles. People with spaces between the teeth can also get this procedure. In cases when a tooth is smaller in size as compared to the other teeth, it is reshaped through dental bonding. Although it is a perfect solution for cracks and chipping, it cannot cover the entire denticle.
Procedure For Dental Bonding
Before starting with the procedure, a shade guide is used for matching the color of the tooth and selecting the right shaded composite material. The surface of the tooth is then parred according to the requirement and is layered by a liquid. This bonding agent allows the composite resin to set firmly on the tooth surface. The composite resin is then applied to the surface with the liquid and is shaped by our dentist according to the required shape of the denticle. This resin material is then hardened by using UV light. The resin material used is a pliable material that can be shaped according to the requirements. This procedure takes about thirty to sixty minutes, and as it is not painful, it also does not require any anesthetization before the procedure.
Risks After Getting a Dental Bonding Procedure
There are no significant risks after getting a dental bonding procedure. Since it is not as strong as the original denticle, there are some precautions a patient should follow. If not followed, the tooth may get damaged or chipped easily. Dental bonding can get discolored by different types of foods like coffee and may acquire cracks because of biting on hard foods. Cracking and damage are also developed by biting on things like pens. If you feel any sharp pains after the procedure, make sure to contact the dentist. Any accidents causing damage to the bonding is also calls for a visit to our office.
Caring For A Dental Bonding
Caring for dental bonding involves following a few essential steps. Following a regular oral health care routine, including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once, is critical. Along with this, it is necessary to avoid biting on hard things like pens and foods like candy. The patient should avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first two days after getting a procedure as they can lead to easy staining of the teeth. The patient should schedule dental cleaning procedures after every six months.
Dental bonding is a very useful and is a beneficial procedure for the affected as it helps gain back the natural shape of the tooth. For more information on dental bonding feel free to contact Madison Family Dental Associates at 608-274-5970 or request an appointment.