Unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which usually take more than two visits to finish, this treatment can be performed in a single dental visit.
It got its name simply from the process itself – bonding.
Functions of Dental Bonding
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect the sensitive parts of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums wear away
Dental Bonding Procedures
Little advanced preparation is needed for dental bonding. Anaesthesia is not usually necessary unless the dental bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, the tooth needs to be drilled to change its shape, or the crack is near sensitive parts of the tooth root.
Your Deer Park dentist will use a shade guide to match the colour of your tooth with the colour of the resin.
In the next step, the surface of the tooth is roughened, and a conditioning liquid is applied. These procedures help the bonding material attach to the tooth.
The tooth-coloured, putty-like resin is then applied, moulded, and smoothened to a suitable shape. A special curing light is then used to harden the material.
After the material is set, your dentist will trim, shape, and polish it to match the texture of the rest of the tooth surface.
Dental bonding takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete per tooth.
Dental bonding is among the easiest and cheapest cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which are customised tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a separate laboratory, dental bonding can usually be performed in one office visit, unless several teeth are involved.
Compared with veneers and crowns, the amount of tooth enamel that is removed is minimal.
Dental Bonding at Deer Park Dental Surgery
If you have any questions about dental bonding, call us on (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for HCF and NIB
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)