Children can easily chip or crack their teeth while playing sports or childhood games. Indeed, dealing with a chipped or cracked teeth is a sort of rite of passage for parents. Dental bonding is a conservative way to fill in gaps or repair chipped, cracked or discolored teeth.
The surface of the tooth is roughened using a conditioning liquid, which makes the bonding material to adhere to the tooth. A putty-like resin to match the natural color of your child’s tooth is selected and placed on the tooth. A high-intensity curing light may be used to harden the tooth colored resin material. Your child’s dentist will then trim and shape the tooth as necessary and finally polish the bonded tooth to provide a healthy, natural looking shine.
Your child may need a Dental bonding if he/she has
- A decayed tooth that needs to be repaired
- A chipped or cracked tooth that needs to be fixed
- Discolored tooth that needs to be improved
- A tooth that needs to be reshaped
- A tooth that is exposed due to gum recession
Your child is eligible for Dental bonding if he/she has
- Reasonably healthy teeth, providing an adequate, stable surface area to mold the tooth colored composite resin.
The Risks Involved
Dental bonding is not as strong as the natural tooth enamel and overtime can break, chip or even stain. Hence, it may be necessary to replace the bonding material.
An appealing characteristic of Dental bonding is that it yields instantaneous results. It also lasts for about three to ten years before it needs to be repaired again. Generally the longevity depends on how much bonding was done and your child’s oral hygiene habits.
If your child has small gaps in his/her teeth, opt for Dental bonding today - a quick and relatively inexpensive way to a “gapless” smile!