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Dental Bonding

What is Dental Bonding? Dental bonding is a dental procedure used to repair damaged teeth, enhance their appearance, and restore their function. This treatment is particularly suitable for children who have broken, chipped, stained, or abnormally spaced teeth.

How Does It Work? During dental bonding, the dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin directly onto the affected surface. This resin adheres to the tooth using a special light that hardens and sets it in place. The dentist then shapes and polishes the resin to perfectly match the shape and color of the natural tooth.

Benefits for Children:

  • Pain-Free: The procedure is generally painless and does not require anesthesia.
  • Quick and Effective: It can be completed in a single visit to the dentist, making it convenient for both children and parents.
  • Preserves Natural Tooth: Unlike other treatments, dental bonding preserves most of the natural tooth, making it ideal for baby teeth.
  • Enhances Aesthetics: It helps improve the appearance of the teeth, which can boost the child’s confidence and self-esteem.

Aftercare: After treatment, it’s important for children to properly care for their teeth through good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, it’s recommended to avoid biting on hard objects and habits like nail biting to prolong the durability of the dental bonding.