The term dental bonding is a misnomer. It applies to a process and not the product.
Dental bonding is an important part of the cosmetic dentistry.
It is mostly done in the anterior teeth to repair minor tooth fractures, to mask some stained teeth, to close the spacing’s between the front teeth, which is called as diastema closures. Also is used to change the shape of the anterior teeth to an extent.
Although no cosmetic procedures can be done unless a good oral hygiene is is maintained.
We personally feel that a night guard is a must for the patients undergoing dental bonding procedures to avoid inadvertent fracture of the restorations.
They are also known as indirect bonding.These are made from resin composites or porcelain. It’s a thin layer that is custom made for individual patients. And placed over the frontal surface of the front teeth to improve its appearance.
- Discolored teeth.
- Worn ,chipped or fractured teeth..
- Uneven and irregular teeth.
- Widely spaced teeth.
- Diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Preparation of tooth
- Etching of the tooth surface.
- Placement and bonding.