Often, patients come to our dental studio Noradent with the desire to change their smile. Usually, the problems that concern them are related to the appearance of their front teeth.
The most common complaints are related to the presence of gaps between the teeth (tremas and diastemas), chipped or uneven incisal edges, asymmetrical shape, and others. These are aesthetic problems related to the smile.
What is teeth bonding?
Dental bonding involves the application of composite (photopolymer) material to the tooth surfaces to restore shape, size, contour, profile, and colour.
The placement of the composite is done directly on the teeth using a special adhesive system (bonding technique) that creates a bond between the material and the tooth surface. Bonding is applied to the hard teeth structures – enamel and dentin.
The team at Noradent uses isolation with a rubber dam at every stage of the procedure. This is extremely important to maintain a dry and clean operating field. The tooth surface is treated with special solutions, rinsed, dried, and bonded.
Next, the composite material is applied layer by layer, taking into account the colour and all desired anatomical characteristics of the teeth.
The final stage is the finishing and polishing of the composite restoration.
Bonding can be used for both individual teeth and a larger number of teeth.
In which cases can dental bonding be applied?
- To correct gaps between teeth – tremas and diastemas.
- For slight misalignment of a tooth – rotated or tilted.
- For chipped incisal edges.
- For tapered shape of certain teeth – most commonly the lateral incisors.
- For asymmetrical shape of teeth within a tooth group.
- Colour correction – covering dark stains of endogenous origin.
- Lengthening of incisal edges, and more.
The approach in bonding is minimally invasive. This is an advantage over other restorative techniques that require more extensive preparation. In most clinical cases with bonding, there is no unnecessary removal of healthy tooth structure, only addition.
Modern composite materials have excellent mechanical and aesthetic qualities. They have good resistance to abrasion, withstand pressure, are easy to manipulate, have a high degree of polishability, and more.
Which method to choose, direct bonding or veneers?
The answer to this question is multifaceted. Each clinical case is evaluated individually based on the indications, the extent of the defect, and the possibilities for restoration.
Bonding is a method of direct restoration that can be done in a single visit. Prosthetic treatment with veneers involves a laboratory component that requires more time and visits from the patient. Veneers are made of dental ceramic, which has the best aesthetic properties and can fully recreate the natural nuances of teeth.
The main advantage of veneers is that their colour does not change over time. The composite material used in bonding, even when polished to a high shine, ages over time. It can change its smoothness, structure, and colour depending on dietary habits, consumption of staining beverages, and harmful habits (smoking, alcohol).
Veneers have high strength and resistance to abrasion. They are the best and safest option for restoring both the function and aesthetics of teeth.
Why is NoraDent the right choice?
The team of specialists at the dental clinic NoraDent approaches patients with care, attention, and a personal touch. The individual choice of treatment, proper execution techniques, and high-quality materials ensure a safe and long-lasting result.