When a patient has certain imperfections in a tooth or teeth, a special material can be bonded to the tooth in an effort to correct the problem. The material used for dental bonding in Marietta is resin, a plastic material that can be mixed to the identical color of the patient’s teeth. The resin material is quite durable so it can withstand the rigors of everyday living.
The process of dental bonding in Marietta begins with the dentist selecting the proper color to match the target tooth, this is done through a placing a sample of the material against the tooth. The entire process per tooth takes between 30 minutes and one hour and begins with the dentist roughening the surface of the tooth and then applying a conditioner. The results of roughening and conditioning is that the bonding resin will adhere much better than if it is applied directly to an unprepared tooth.
Once the preparation has been completed, resin is applied to the tooth and molded into shape. By using a device which emits ultraviolet light, the resin is quickly hardened and completely adhered to the surface of the tooth. The final step is to smooth and give the tooth its final shape and then polish it. The result is a tooth that matches as closely as is possible, the patients other teeth.
Dental bonding is used for a number of different purposes but the common uses are to repair a chipped tooth and to repair a visible cavity. It can also be used to fill gaps between teeth as well as a mask for stained teeth. Over time, teeth can wear down, dental bonding can lengthen the teeth or even change the shape to make the tooth more attractive when the patient smiles.
Dental bonding in Marietta is less costly and easier than other treatments which perform a similar function. As the entire process is done in-house, there is no need to have a dental laboratory involved to create a tooth veneer and the entire process can be done during a single appointment. Unless the bonding is used to cover the repair of a cavity, there is no need for anesthesia as only a very little of the enamel is removed during the process.