Thursday, October 19, 2006
What is bonding?
Bonding is process where the dentist etches your tooth to create microscopic nooks and crannies into which he can place a liquefied plastic coating and adhere to that a modified composite filling material. Bonded fillings and tooth modifications using bonding can be exceptionally aesthetic, especially when the dentist has artistic talents. Sometimes bonded teeth can look even more natural than porcelain laminates. If a dentist alters only a small portion of your smile, then most of what people see when viewing you smile is indeed natural and your own and the bonding enhances your smile without appearing false and man made. Although porcelain laminates can and do look great, sometimes they also appear to be an artificial enhancement. Hair coloring, Highlights, rhinoplasty all are done to enhance appearance, but often can appear artificial to the trained eye. Bonding when well done and only covering small percentages of your tooth surface can be harder to detect.