Teeth Bonding: What You Need to Know
Dental Bonding Cheltenham
Dental bonding is the application and hardening of tooth-coloured bonding material to teeth.
Unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which usually take more than two visits to finish, dental bonding can be done in just one dental visit.
Why is Dental Bonding Done?
There are several different conditions in which dental bonding should be considered:
- Repair of cracked or chipped teeth
- Teeth bonding for filling gaps
- Alternative to amalgam fillings
- Decayed teeth can be repaired by composite material
- Aesthetics of discoloured teeth can be improved
- Teeth can be made longer by dental bonding
- The shape of the teeth can be changed
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Your Cheltenham dentist will apply a gentle phosphoric acid to the surface of your teeth, which etches and roughens the surfaces to help the bonding material stay in place. This process doesn’t hurt.
The putty-like bonding material is placed on the tooth’s surface, shaped, and sculpted.
A special light is used to help harden and set the material. Finally, the composite is polished and buffed for a smooth finish.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
Caring for your teeth helps prolong the life of a bonded tooth.
Here’s what you can do:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once daily
- Avoid hard food and candy
- Do not bite your nails or any hard objects
- Avoid drinking coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first two days after the procedure
- Schedule regular dental cleans every six months
See your Cheltenham dentist if you chip or break the bonding material or if you feel any sharp or rough edges after your procedure.
Dental Bonding in Cheltenham
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, please call us today to schedule a consultation with Dentist On Warrigal. Our dental practice serves patients from Cheltenham and the surrounding areas.
Visit your Cheltenham dentist today!
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is dental bonding?
How is dental bonding done?
How long does dental bonding material last?
How long the bonding material last depends on how much bonding was done and your oral habits. Typically, however, bonding material lasts from 3 to 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced.