Teeth gaps, chipped teeth, unattractive shapes and sizes, etc. can severely affect the quality of your social life and your self-esteem because hiding a smile or seeing other people staring in your teeth imperfections is highly unpleasant and bothersome. On the other hand, cosmetic dental repairs are often very expensive, not to mention painful. However, a beautiful smile does not have to cost you a fortune nor involve a long and painful procedure, especially if you are bothered by a gap between your front teeth or a chipped tooth. The so-called dental bonding enables you to regain that self-esteem and have a good laugh without hiding your smile.
Dental bonding refers to a painless procedure which involves application of a plastic resin material to a tooth which requires a cosmetic repair. Before the material is applied to the tooth, the dentist slightly etches the tooth’s surface to roughen it and then applies a special conditioning liquid to prepare the tooth for the bonding material. He or she then shapes the bonding to the desired shape and hardens it with an ultraviolet light. When the material is properly hardened, the dentist further shapes it, repairs smaller imperfections and polishes it to a smooth surface to match the bonding material to the rest of the tooth and other existing teeth. The bonding material’s color is chosen on the basis of the color of the tooth requiring repair which means that a perfect match is ensured.
The bonding procedure lasts about 30 to 60 minutes and is typically completed in a single dental visit unless multiple teeth need bonding. It is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to a beautiful smile. Bonding can be used to close the gaps between the teeth, repair chipped or broken tooth, change the shape and size of teeth and to restore the natural look of a discolored tooth but it can also be used as an alternative to fillings because it matches the rest of the tooth’s color and texture perfectly. Bonding usually does not require an anesthesia unless it is used to repair a cavity.
The types of bonding that a cosmetic dentist uses are for small spaces, which match the color of the tooth. This type of bonding is affixed to the surface of the tooth to correct small imperfections. They are used to give the teeth more strength. Your dentist will determine if this type of bonding will be adequate for your needs. For larger areas, a mold is made of your teeth. A temporary filling is put into the area until the permanent filling has been made at a dental lab. They’re generally created out of porcelain. When you have your second visit to the dentist, the permanent filling is bonded to your tooth.You can buy dental instruments like autoclave sterilizer from internet.
Before having a cosmetic dentist do a dental bonding procedure on you, you should find out if this is the best method of treatment. You should also find out if your dental insurance will cover the procedure. The price of having dental bonding done will depend on the area you live in. It also depends on how extensive the treatment is. In many cases, dental insurance will cover most of the cost of a dental bonding treatment, especially if it’s a case of a structural problem which must be corrected. The appearance of your teeth after the treatment is completed is the main reason for having dental bonding done.
Gentle Dental in Bayside, Queens, NYC invites you to experience dental care of a surprisingly high standard, one that is rare even among the most elite practices.