Bonding is a form of restoration performed as an alternative to porcelain veneers on teeth with darkened color, cracks or small fractures, slightly crooked or split teeth. The dentist gives the desired aesthetic appearance to the problematic tooth or teeth with the help of composite (aesthetic) filling material.
While bonding filling is done, first of all, the color is chosen and the tooth surface is abraded very little. In order for the filling to adhere to the tooth, the tooth surface is covered with a material compatible with the tooth. The prepared composite is applied to the tooth and shaping is done. Then the material is hardened with laser light. Finally, polishing is done and the patient can return to daily life.
It can be used in patients with healthy gums with tooth fracture, discoloration or minor crowding.
For per teeth, it takes approximately 15 minutes. However, this period may be extended depending on the condition of the tooth.
If you don't bite aggressively with your front teeth, it will last longer. However, it should be noted that it is not as long-lasting as porcelain teeth.
It looks natural because materials suitable for the color and structure of natural teeth are used.
Since the applied material is composite, discoloration may occur in the long term. Because composite is a colorable material. But this will vary from person to person. Coloring will be more in those who overuse coloring agents such as tea and coffee. It also depends on the polishing of the composite filling surface. The smoother and more polished the surface, the more difficult the discoloration is.