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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding provides one of the easiest and least expensive treatments to correct your minor dental flaws.

To find out how Dental Bonding can transform your smile, call Albany Dental at (07) 3264 9590.

Tooth bonding offers a quick and simple solution for minor cosmetic dentistry problems. If you have small chips, cracks, gaps or discolouration in one or more tooth, a cosmetic dentist can cover or fill the areas of concern with a composite resin material to make it look like new.

Dental bonding is one of the least expensive types of cosmetic options. It involves a simple process that can be completed in a matter of hours. A highly versatile treatment option, the resin filling may be applied in the back as well as the front teeth, to cover any dental flaws you may have or even reshape your teeth to become more angular. The cosmetic dentist can also match the enamel-like material to the shade you desire and polish the bonding to mimic the shine quality of natural teeth!

The Albany Dental Advantage

At Albany Dental, you can expect the most qualified cosmetic dentists to be working on your aesthetic treatments – which includes dental bonding. Using top-notch clinical techniques and quality materials, our dentists boast extensive experience and training to bring you a variety of cosmetic options. State-of-the-art technology enables our dentists to precisely map out a thorough treatment plan, upon which they are able to execute the procedures to exacting standards and deliver uncompromising quality.

As with all our dental treatments, we take a consultative approach with patients to determine the best solution that meets their individual needs, wants and budgets. If done correctly, a simple dental bonding process can deliver dramatic results that are both aesthetically pleasing and functionally safe.

So why not ask our cosmetic dentists at Albany Dental whether or not dental bonding would be beneficial for you. After all, it takes just one appointment – and a simple procedure – for you to get a smile that looks natural and attractive.

What is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth Bonding refers to the process in which a tooth-coloured resin is bonded to the teeth to mask imperfections. It provides a great alternative for patients who wish to replace their silver amalgam fillings with a more aesthetic material that resembles natural teeth. Bonding can also be used to replace portions of a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Applied as a thin coating of the plastic material, bonding can cover unsightly tooth stains, close gaps and fix minor tooth damage and wear.

The beauty of dental bonding lies in its simple and versatile applications. It will produce the cosmetic results you are looking for, without the need for complicated or expensive treatment. However, it should be noted that the costs of dental bonding depends on the extent of work and number of teeth that requires bonding.

What can Tooth Bonding treat?

Bonding can be used in a variety of ways. Some of the more common applications are as follows:

  • Filling a cavity or decayed tooth
  • Correcting discoloured tooth
  • Filling gaps between teeth
  • Repairing minor chips or cracks
  • Reshape your tooth (to look more squarish)
  • Replace silver amalgam fillings

What is the Bonding process like?

Through evaluating your teeth and overall oral health, your cosmetic dentist is the best person to assess whether you should receive dental bonding. If the damage to your tooth is extensive, the dentist may recommend indirect bonding treatments such as veneers or crowns – as opposed to tooth bonding, which is a direct process.

The tooth bonding process usually begins with the dentist applying a mild etching solution to the specific tooth. As the name suggests, the etching solution creates fine microscopic lines on the tooth’s enamel. The roughness of the tooth surface gives the bonding material “a better hold”, as the liquid seeps in between the etched lines and adheres to the tooth.

At this point, the dentist will apply in successive layers the resin material so as to create the right bulk and shape. Each layer of the bonding material activates a chemical bond with the layer beneath it as it locks and hardens onto the tooth’s surface. The dentist will also make use of a laser light to catalyse the hardening process after he shapes the composite to satisfaction.

Choosing from a wide selection of resins, the dentist will find the exact shade that matches your natural teeth. This makes resin bonding a great cosmetic option for covering dental stains with a tooth-coloured layer. The cosmetic dentist can also reshape or contour the tooth to match the natural teeth as closely as possible.

If you are looking for a Fast, Non-invasive and Affordable Cosmetic Option, Tooth Bonding may just be the thing that you’re looking for. To learn more about this and other cosmetic treatment options, call Albany Dental at (07) 3264 9590.

Tooth bonding

Bonding is used to repair minor blemishes and to facilitate small corrections where extensive preparation is not warranted. Bonding uses tooth coloured restorative materials that are applied to the tooth and then “cured” or hardened with a special “curing” light. This “bonds” the restorative material to the tooth.

Bonding is an option that is considered in the following sisutations:

  • Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Use as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede

What is the procedure for having a tooth bonded?

This varies depending on the condition to be treated in some cases the bonding may be for “building up” a restoration on a tooth and in other cases for “filling” a tooth. A filling requires preparation of the tooth to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Your dentist will use a shade guide to select the colour of the restoration so that it will match your existing tooth.

During the bonding process the surface of the tooth will be roughened and conditioned so that it provides the best possible bonding surface. The restorative material is then applied and moulded to the desired shape. The curing light is applied to harden the material, after which the dentist will further shape the tooth before polishing the restoration to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dental bonding?

Bonding is among the simplest and least expensive of procedures. Bonding can usually be done in a single visit unless there are multiple teeth to be repaired

The disadvantages of these type of restorations are that the material, although stain resistant, is not as resistant as that used in crowns. The material is also not as strong and may not have the longevity of more durable materials. This means they are more susceptible to chipping and breaking odd.

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