Bonding is a process of applying a composite resinous material on the teeth in order to restore their shape and get rid of the surface deformities. At our practice in Panama City, we only use the best quality composite resin for restorations. This, along with excellent service and state-of-the-art equipment, makes our practice one of the most sought-after ones in the area.
What is bonding used for?
Bonding is used for several restorative and cosmetic dental purposes. Some of the oral issues that they are used to treat are as follows:
Cracked teeth:Oral trauma can crack the enamel though it is the hardest part of the body. Cracked or broken teeth could prove to be quite painful and if left untreated, they can lead to a root canal infection. Bonding can be used to cover the crack and prevent the tooth from failing.
Worn out teeth:Bruxism or night-time teeth grinding can lead to excessive wear of the teeth. The biting surface would get completely worn out due to which biting and chewing food would become difficult. Bonding helps to restore the shape of such teeth.
Cavities: Cavities are caused due to the accumulated plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth and the microbial activity in the mouth. Fillings are used to fill the cavity and restore the tooth to its ideal structure. Composite resin can be used for this purpose.
Exposed root surfaces: When the root surfaces are exposed due to the receding of gums, it can lead to a displeasing appearance and elevated levels of sensitivity. Bonding a resinous material to the root surfaces can get rid of this condition.
Why choose composite bonding?
- The material is highly durable.
- It lasts for several years with proper care.
- The appearance of the bonding material can be customized to perfectly match that of the teeth.
- They can be used for several purposes and offer a high rate of success.
- They are stain-resistant.
How is bonding done?
The dentist carries out a visual screening and may take x-rays and scans of the teeth to determine the severity of the damage. Next, the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly and etched using a suitable solution in order to roughen its surface. This is done to provide a better grip to the bonding material and to prevent it from getting displaced.
The resinous bonding material will be matched with the color, texture, and translucency of the natural teeth. It will be applied on the prepared surface and shaped accordingly. A curing light will be used to harden it, after which it may be trimmed and polished.
Call us at (850) 763 4545 or schedule an online appointment with Arzu Esroy, D.M.D. and we’ll be able to guide you further.