When it is time for you to get some bonding work done on a chipped or cracked tooth, realize that there is a lot to consider. After all, there are two main types of cosmetic dental bonding procedures: direct composite bonding and adhesive bonding. Direct composite bonding involves the precise placement of restorative material while in the adhesive bonding process, and your dental professional will attach a restoration to a tooth using adhesive and a high intensity curing light. But which should you choose?
Regardless of which cosmetic dental bonding procedure an individual chooses for their specific condition, both processes begin the same – using a rubber dam to isolate the teeth. This step prevents any interference from moisture that could potentially harm the bonding process. Your dentist then applies a gentle phosphoric acid solution to the surface of the tooth. But don’t worry – not only is this step painless but improves the surface to strengthen the bond of the composite and the adhesive. After about 15 seconds that acid can be removed, and the liquid agent can finally be applied to finish the bonding process. Some patients assume that all bonding procedures require anesthetic injections, however, it is mainly to ensure that the use of injections all depend on how severs the patient’s condition is.
If you are looking for a quick fast may to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, bonding is the ideal form of cosmetic dentistry for you. In order to determine which bonding procedure is best suitable for your case, contact your dental professional for a consultation today.
For more information about bonding, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serve patients from Walnut Creek and all surrounding areas.