Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure which can give your pearly whites back. This procedure is used to correct a chipped, cracked or discolored tooth.
The dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more teeth for repairing the damage. It is not much expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns and veneers.
The dentist will use a shade guide for choosing a composite resin that matches the color of your natural teeth. They roughen the surface of a tooth and apply a liquid to stick the tooth with a bonding agent.
The composite resin is applied over the liquid for Molding or shaping the tooth. A dentist will harden the material with ultraviolet light.
Tooth bonding is used for repairing-
Are there any risks of teeth bonding?
There is no major risk. The composite resin is not as strong as your natural teeth which might chip or separate from your real tooth.
A bonded tooth chip if you-
The resin is also not stain-resistant.
The cost of tooth bonding depends on location and the extent of the procedure which is usually covered under dental insurance.
No special preparations are required but consult your dentist before going for this procedure. It might not be successful if the tooth is damaged or decay severely.
Take care of your teeth to extend the life of a bonded tooth.
If you are looking for not much expensive procedure, consult your dentist today. A bright smile boosts confidence.