In this new episode of the “Wonder Tooth Podcast” we will discuss ” Dental Bonding” or “Teeth Bonding”

What is Dental Bonding?

Teeth bonding is one of the simplest dental procedures used to repair natural teeth. It’s perfect for small corrections or fixing a broken/chipped spot on your tooth to visibly preserve your natural tooth structure.

Indications:

  1. To repair a cracked, broken, or chipped tooth while leaving the rest of the tooth intact
  2. To change the shape of a tooth or teeth
  3. As a cavity repair (it’s a more natural-looking material than silver amalgam fillings)
  4. To protect a tooth’s root exposed from receding gums
  5. To cover a discolored tooth, match the color or shade to the natural teeth around it
  6. To close spaces between teeth

Advantages:

  1. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures.
  2. The process will usually only require a single visit to complete (unless multiple teeth or cavities are involved).
  3. There is, in most cases, no need for anesthesia.
  4. Tooth prep for dental bonding doesn’t require as much tooth enamel removal as porcelain veneers.
  5. Teeth Whitening can sometimes be done with bonded teeth, depending on the size and location

Disadvantages:

  1. One big disadvantage of dental bonding is that composite resin isn’t as stain-resistant as the material used for say, dental veneers or crowns. Coffee, tea, and red wine may affect the color over time, as will cigarette smoking.
  2. Bonding will not usually last as other treatments such as fillings, porcelain veneers or crowns and must be redone every few years.
  3. Bonding materials can break and/or chip more easily than porcelain veneers.
  4. Dental bonding is not ideal for all your teeth; it’s most effective on teeth with less direct biting/chewing, like the front teeth.

Maintenance:

  1. Floss at least once a day.
  2. Brush your teeth in the morning, before bed, and 30-45 minutes after eating/drinking any sugary, starchy, or acidic foods or drinks.
  3. Scrape your tongue before brushing.
  4. Don’t vape, smoke, or use any other forms of tobacco.
  5. Consider cutting back on highly staining beverages and foods, like coffee and wine, as they are more likely to stain your bonded teeth.
  6. Talk to your dentist about a night guard.

if you have any questions or looking for a consultation or a second opinion, please reach us at:

Your Princeton Dentist: Dr. Radwa Saad

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Dent Blanche Dental

3640 Lawrenceville Rd, Princeton, NJ, 08540

www.DentBlancheDental.com

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