Gap in your teeth? Chipped tooth? Exposed root? Dental bonding is an easy and effective method with which your dentist is able to fix a number of different dental problems. Your dentist is able to bond a composite resin to your teeth in the desired shape to suit the need. It is even possible to match the composite resin colour to your natural tooth colour. Dental bonding also has cosmetic uses for when your teeth have become discoloured or misshapen.
The bonding is very straight forward and can often be completed in a single dentist’s visit. The versatility of the resin allows its use in many different ways. Cracked and chipped teeth can be quickly repaired without the need for crowns, veneers, or fillings. Cavities created through tooth decay are sometimes filled with resin as an alternative to amalgam. If your gums recede your dentist may use bonding material to protect the exposed root. The process is generally a simple one, with the dentist creating an abrasive surface on the tooth, for the resin to attach to, and applying the resin directly to the tooth.
Your local London dentist will be able to tell you whether dental bonding is the right course for you. If your dentist recommends dental bonding, whether for medical or cosmetic needs, it is very important to maintain good dental hygiene and have regular check-ups with your dentist to guarantee the longevity of the material. With proper care, the composite resin can endure for up to ten years without any need of replacement.