Dentist, Edward Filangeri provides dental treatment services in Lake Ronkonkoma New York. Our dental care services include: Family, Childrens, Cosmetic, General, Dental Implant, Orthodontic, Restorative and Preventive Dentistry. Other dental treatment services include: dental root canal treatment, gum disease treatment, oral cancer screening, dentures, sleep apnea, white dental fillings, dental crowns, bridges and veneers, smile makeovers, dental digital imaging and oral hygiene care.
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Your Teeth and Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a
tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and
hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material
to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.
For What Conditions Is Dental Bonding Considered?
Dental bonding is an option that can be
·To repair decayed teeth
(composite resins are used to fill cavities)
·To repair chipped or cracked teeth
·To improve the appearance of
·To close spaces between teeth
·To make teeth look longer
·To change the shape of teeth
·As a cosmetic alternative to
·To protect a portion of the
tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
What's the Procedure for Having a Tooth Bonded?
·Preparation. Little advance preparation is
needed for dental bonding. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding
is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Your dentist will use a shade guide to
select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.
·The bonding process. Next, the
surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. These
procedures help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored,
putty-like resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. An
ultraviolet light or laser is then used to harden the material. After the
material is hardened, your dentist will further trim and shape it, and polish
it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding?
·Advantages: Dental bonding is among the
easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and
crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a
laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several
teeth are involved. Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is
that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. Also, unless dental bonding
is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required.
the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not
resist stains as well as crowns. Another disadvantage is that the bonding
materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative
procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. Additionally, bonding
materials can chip and break off the tooth.
Because of some of the limitations of dental
bonding, some dentists view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for
temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas
of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth). Consult with your dentist
about the best cosmetic approach for your particular problem.