ITS Dental Hospital
ITS Dental Hospital
Greater Noida

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is the use of white, tooth-colored composite filling material to fill, repair, or making minor aesthetic improvements to a tooth. 

The procedure is technique-sensitive, which means the systems in the procedure have to be performed precisely and without error. That’s why you want an expert our dentist to perform bonding for you! Unlike mercury fillings where you essentially fill a hole, placing composite bonding takes precision and detail or else the bonding will fail. If done incorrectly the filling will leak, fall out, crack, break, or the patient will have sensitivity after the filling is placed. Done correctly, however, dental bonding is an excellent, highly aesthetic, and long lasting result for repairing, restoring or enhancing a tooth.

How long does dental bonding last?

Success of dental bonding is determined, in part, by the location of the restoration on the tooth. If the bonding is on the very edge of your tooth, it most likely will not last as long because of biting forces experienced when eating certain types of foods. Chewy, hard or crunchy foods will weaken the bonding quickly compared to soft foods. 

Many patients with bonding on their front teeth avoid directly biting into food that can compromise the structural soundness of dental bonding. A tooth colored bonding can last 4 to 8 years on average, depending on tooth location and patient’s bite and eating/chewing habits.

How do i care for my bonded tooth?

Teeth that have had dental bonding done do not need different or special at home care. You should brush and floss the areas just like you would for your normal teeth. However, as stated above, dental bonding can and will stain over time. 
The potential for stain will be much greater (and will happen much faster) for those who consume more coffee, tea, dark cola, red wine, or tobacco products. Also, to ensure the bonding lasts as long as possible, it is even more important than with natural teeth to avoid biting your fingernails or opening packages.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Cost: Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures.

Time: Unlike crowns and veneers, which require more time to prepare and a second visit to place them, bonding can be completed in a single visit.

Invasiveness: Bonding requires minimal tooth removal. Frequently patients get multiple teeth bonded in one short appointment.