Teeth Bonding: What You Need to Know
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
- Teeth shape can be changed
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Your Albury 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 Albury dentist if you chip or break the bonding material or if you feel any sharp or rough edges after your procedure.
Dental Bonding in Albury
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, please call us today to schedule a consultation with Kreativ Dental Albury. Our dental practice serves patients from Albury and the surrounding areas.
We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.
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.