Teeth Colour Restoration ( Dental Bonding )

Teeth Colour Restoration is also referred to as tooth bonding. It is one of the easiest and least costly dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth Colour Restoration involves a tooth-coloured composite resin (a durable plastic material) being applied to the affected tooth and hardened with a special light.  This material bonds itself to the natural tooth structure which can help repair a tooth that is cracked, decayed, chipped off, fractured or stained. It can also be used to fill the gaps between teeth, reshape or change the colour of the teeth.

The bonding materials used for dental bonding can last between three to ten years depending on the oral hygiene of the individual and the procedure performed.

Unlike, dental veneers, which requires a long waiting period for them to be manufactured, this procedure can be completed within 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, depending on the procedure involved.

Teeth Colour Restoration  is an option that can be considered when a patient needs:

  • To repair decayed, chipped or cracked teeth.
  • To close any spaces or gaps between teeth that might make teeth look asymmetrical or misaligned.
  • To reshape teeth or make teeth look longer.
  • To improve the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth.
  • To help protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.

The advantages and disadvantages of Teeth Colour Restoration:

Advantages

  • It is affordable compared to other cosmetic treatments
  • It helps preserve most of your natural teeth
  • Provides a more natural looking result
  • It may require only a single dental visit
  • Anaesthesia is usually not required

Disadvantages

  • The bonding material can become stained over time if cigarette smoke, tea, coffee and red wine are consumed on a regular basis.
  • The bonding material used is not as durable as crowns and veneers and can be prone to chipping or breaking off the tooth if not cared for properly.
  • Biting your fingernails or chewing on ice can also chip the material.

FAQs

Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a cosmetic dental treatment in which a tooth-coloured composite resin is applied to a tooth before it is hardened with a special light. The material, which is a kind of durable plastic, bonds directly to the natural structure of the tooth and helps to repair cracks, decay, chips, fractures and stains. Dental bonding can also be a useful treatment for filling the gaps between teeth, or for reshaping teeth. The bonding material typically lasts between three and ten years, depending on factors like oral hygiene.

You might consider dental bonding if you have a tooth that is decayed, chipped, or cracked. It’s also an effective treatment when it comes to closing unwanted gaps between the teeth, and reshaping asymmetrical or misaligned teeth. If you have noticed some discolouration and staining on your teeth, dental bonding could be a viable option for you, as the treatment helps to improve the colour of teeth, enhancing their appearance significantly. Dental bonding can also be helpful in protecting a portion of the tooth’s root that may have become exposed as a result of gum recession.

While dental bonding is a highly effective treatment and is generally very affordable compared to other cosmetic treatments, it’s important to note that the bonding material used is not as durable as crowns and veneers. The material can be prone to chipping if it is not cared for properly — biting your nails and chewing on ice, for example, can cause damage. The bonding material can also discolour over time if you consume tea, coffee, and red wine regularly. If you are a smoker, cigarette smoke can also cause stains to form.

For more information on dental bonding call us today at DC Dental at either our Highland Park or Robina office!