Dental procedures like dental bonding and veneers can be used to improve the appearance of healthy teeth as well as correct cavities or damaged teeth. Veneers cover the whole front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding just covers a piece of the front surface. Bonding and veneers improve the appearance of your teeth by altering their colour, shape, angle, or spacing. Teeth that are damaged, chipped, or cracked, that have gaps between them, or that are discoloured can all be fixed by your dentist. Cosmetic dental treatment may enhance your smile and boost your self-esteem.
1/ Who does the operation of bonding?
Dental bonding and veneer therapy may be performed by your dentist. Bonding, often known as bonded restoration, is a non-invasive procedure for making minor tooth repairs. Several teeth may usually be bonded in a single dental appointment. Composite resin, a tooth-coloured substance, is used in bonding. The tooth is coated with composite resin, which is subsequently moulded and cured with light. The composite resin can be any of the following:
-Designed to fit your teeth.
-Shaped to resemble a chipped tooth’s missing portion.
-Used to fill up gaps between teeth and to strengthen them.
-Used to restore the size of a damaged tooth.
-To make a stained tooth match the colour of your other teeth, it is painted over.
How is bonding accomplished?
A matrix is placed between the tooth being treated and its neighbouring teeth by your dentist. A matrix is a thin, transparent plastic covering that keeps errant composite resin from getting on neighbouring teeth.
2/ What exactly are veneers?
Veneers are extremely thin shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. Porcelain or composite resin are frequently used. Porcelain veneers are more durable than composite resin veneers, and they do not discolour or alter colour. Porcelain veneers often need at least two dentist appointments, whereas composite resin veneers can be completed in one.
Porcelain veneers outlast composite resin veneers in most cases.
How to make composite resin veneers?
Your dentist uses a moderate chemical to roughen the front surface of the tooth to be veneered, similar to bonding. This aids the composite resin’s adhesion to the tooth’s enamel. The composite resin is chosen to match the colour of your natural teeth.
The composite resin is then applied to your tooth in stages by your dentist. Each layer of composite resin is hardened using a strong light. Your dentist forms and polishes the last layer of composite resin to construct your tooth once it has cured. The final tooth seems to be natural and smooth.
To create place for the veneers, your dentist removes a small layer of enamel from your teeth. Your dentist will next take a mould of your teeth. This mould is used to create your porcelain veneers to your specifications.
In the interim, your dentist may use temporary veneers to cover the missing area of the tooth. Until your porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll need to wear them. The temporary veneers are extremely fragile and must be handled with care when eating and cleaning, since they can quickly come free.
At your next appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and apply a little chemical to your teeth to roughen them up a bit. This makes it easier for the porcelain veneers to adhere to your teeth. The porcelain veneers are then individually bonded to your teeth with composite resin cement.
Who is eligible for veneers?
Veneers are not appropriate for everyone. The following are some of the reasons why your dentist might recommend anything other than veneers:
-If a tooth is decayed or located in a periodontal disease-affected region (gum disease). First and foremost, these issues must be addressed.
-A veneer will not adhere effectively to a tooth that has minimal enamel remaining.
-A crown may be an alternative if too much of the tooth is lost.
-If a person grinds or clenches his or her teeth, it is called bruxism. Bruxism is a tendency that can crack or damage porcelain veneers.