Dental bonding is a procedure which involves the permanent attachment of the dental material on the surface of your teeth. The goal of the dental bonding procedure is improving the shape of your teeth in order fix your entire smile. Of the two types of dental bonding procedures, direct dental bonding procedure is the more common of the two and involves shaping the composite resin material while it is directly placed on the surface of the tooth. This places a number of advantages on this type of procedure, including the fact that the entire procedure can be completed in just one visit to the dentist and that it’s less costly.
What is direct dental bonding for?
Below are the applications for the direct dental bonding procedure:
Chips. Chips result when tiny fragments of dental material are removed from the tooth through extreme force. Chips may arise because of trauma to the facial area of the patient as a result of playing sports or any other similar types of accidents. For as long as the chip has to led to the substantial damage of the tooth, then the chip can be treated with the help of the dental bonding procedure. Composite resin material is used to replace the lost fragment of dental tissue and reconstruct the entire tooth.
Fractures. Unlike cracks, fractures only extend to the enamel layer of the affected tooth. While fractures aren’t as dangerous as cracks, these breaks on the surface of your teeth can still allow for particles to make their way into the heart of the tooth and cause irritation and pain. On the other hand, composite resin can be used to fill in these cracks and reconstruct the affected teeth.
Discolorations. While dental whitening procedures can easily help to remove stains, the problem is that internal stains can be extremely difficult to be removed with the help of conventional dental whitening treatments. On the other hand, placing composite resin material over the tooth would effectively conceal the stain, improving the aesthetic value of your smile.
What if direct dental bonding isn’t to your liking?
If this procedure is not to your liking, then you can always ask your dentist for porcelain veneers or crowns. These procedures still make use of the dental bonding principle only that the dental works to be attached to your teeth have already been fabricated and only need to be attached.
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