Should I Choose Tooth Bonding For A Gap?

If you’re looking for a fast, cost-effective solution for a gap in your teeth, or even the small chip that damages your smiling confidence, have you tried tooth (dental) bonding? Understandably, not many are accustomed to tooth bonding and do not have any understanding of it. It’s a relatively new form of treatment part of the rising of modern dentistry. It is formerly known as adhesive dentistry, using acrylic resin material use to fix an imperfection or defect within the tooth. 

How Does Tooth Bonding Work?

Tooth bonding can help restore confidence in your smile by bridging any gaps or chips in your teeth owing to tooth trauma. It is also one of the simpler forms of treatment.

To begin the process, the dentist uses a shade guide to determine the appropriate composite resin color so that the surface chosen matches your smile. The bonding process then begins. The dentist will then roughen the surface of the tooth and applies conditioning liquid that firmly bonds the agent to the tooth in its position. The resin is molded accordingly to its desired shape. Finally, the resin is hardened using an ultraviolet laser. Once hardened the dentist will shape it accordingly and polish it.

Tooth bonding treatment typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

It Works Can Fix Any Gaps…

Yes, if you have a gap in your teeth, you can fix this defect using tooth bonding to close the gap in your smile. You may also consider increasing the size of your teeth. Tooth bonding is also a worthwhile choice for this as well.

Depending on your oral routine, the bonding material can last for a maximum of eight years. 

How Do I Look After My Tooth After The Bonding Agent Is Applied?

It is important to understand that whilst the bonding material is hardened, this doesn’t necessarily mean it cannot chip or break off. Therefore, it is important that you avoid certain habits that can cause damage to it. 

First of all, do not use your teeth to bite down on anything other than food, such as biting your fingernails, biting down on ice or on hard surfaces. Do not use your teeth to tear things open either. 

If you continue to perform these habits, the bonding agent will fall off.

Alongside this, simply follow these oral hygiene practices:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, and gently around the bonded material
  • Floss once a day to keep food particles away from your teeth
  • Visit the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups
  • Avoid food and drink for the first few days as this causes discoloration such as tobacco, coffee and tea

If you’re seeking cosmetic solutions to any gaps in your smile, tooth bonding is an affordable solution to improve your smiling confidence. Simply contact us here to book yourself in for treatment today.

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